Monday, November 24, 2008

Final Words on Grades

  • A reminder: All extra credit is to be completed (either handed in or e-mailed to me) no later than 11:00 a.m. on 12/2.

  • You can complete a total of 10 extra credit points (i.e. if you already have 4 points that means you can complete 6 more points).

  • The final exam is worth 10 points. We will review for that tomorrow (11/25) for anyone needing to take it.

  • You cannot "make up" work that you have not submitted previously or missed on a group activity day. You can take the final and/or complete extra credit but you cannot make up work that was previously due.

Plagiarism Activity

As a group or as an individual, view this online plagiarism tutorial:

Complete the online quiz and at the end ...

  • Do not type in your name or e-mail address
  • Do click on "See How You Did"
  • Copy and paste the entire results of the quiz (from "The Verdict Is In" through all 10 questions).
  • E-mail Ms. Pemberton ( this information and include all group members' names (or just your name if only you took the quiz)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Extra Credit Due Date

All extra credit must be submitted by 11:00 a.m. on 12/2. No late submissions will be accepted. The maximum amount of extra credit you can have is 10 points total (this includes any in class extra credit points you have).

Extra credit options are listed on the syllabus and below:

Extra Credit: Each extra credit is worth 2 points.
  • Attend any library sponsored event (e.g. library workshop, film night, etc.). You must obtain proof of your attendance. Events are listed on the right side of the library homepage under "News and Events."
  • Compare and contrast an academic and public library in a 2 page report.
  • Evaluate a library homepage by writing a 2 page report about the features of the website, ease of use, etc.
  • Interview a librarian (at any library) and write a 2 page report on what you learned from the experience.
  • Interview a professor within your major about how he/she uses the library. Submit a 2 page summary.
  • Visit any public library and write a 2 page report about your visit.
  • View "Bowling for Columbine" and write a 2 page report on the major "information issues" raised in the film.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Class Tomorrow

We will not have class tomorrow (Thursday, 11/13). I want to give you all some time to make corrections on your annotated bibliographies (which, as a reminder, are now due on 11/20). This is reflected on the syllabus.

Your reading report #5 is still due before 11:00 tomorrow and your reading report #5 is due on 11/20.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Our next class is on 11/20 and our syllabus is updated with all revised due dates:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Due Date for Part 5: Annotated Bibliography and Reminders

Part 5 of the Annotated Bibliography (the compiled bibliography) is due at the beginning of class on 11/20. You can e-mail this to me ( or print it out and turn it in at the beginning of class on this date.

If you have questions about my corrections and comments on your previously submitted "parts" please let me know.

I will not have office hours on Monday, 11/17 and we will not have class on Tuesday, 11/18. I will be out of town and am uncertain of my access to e-mail during this time.

Reading #5 is still due on 11/18.

News Report #5 is still due on 11/20.