Beyond what is asked for in each specific entry, please feel
free to add any further comments you may have. I would be pleased
to learn how you feel about your progress in the course, especially
relative to your previous experience with mathematics.
Entry 1: (due September 12) In paragraph form, discuss your
previous experience with mathematics, in college and/or high
school. Does your previous experience relate in any way with your
selection of this particular math course?
Entry 2: (due September 19) In paragraph form, discuss your
attempts to locate, your reasons for your choice, and your
experience of working with your study partner.
Test #1 Will Be Returned Prior to Entry 3
Entry 3: (due September 26) In paragraph form, discuss what you
learned from the test: about the course, the instructor, and
Entry 4: (due October 3) In paragraph form, give your suggestions
for ways you think your preparation for Test #2 might differ from
your preparation for Test #1.
Mid-term Tests/Reports Occur Between Entries 4 & 5
Entry 5: (due October 17) In paragraph form, compare/contrast
your feelings about your preparation for and your performance on
Test #1 and Test #2.
Entry 6: (due October 24) In paragraph form, explain any changes
that you may have made in your approach to studying from class to
class as well as for quizzes/tests, based on your performance up to
mid-term reports. Indicate ways that you think your project may be
enhanced by your previous experience.
Entry 7: (due October 31) Describe your individual/team efforts
thus far regarding your semester project. (You should recall that
your project accounts for 18% of your semester grade - the
equivalent of a test grade.) Give any further suggestions about
what might enable you to get more from this course.
Entry 8: (due November 14) Describe how you plan to use your
experience from Tests #1 and #2 to guide you in your preparation
for Test #3. Distinguish between your individual preparation and
preparation with your study partner.
Entry 9: (due November 21) Write a brief essay about what you
(individually) consider as positive and/or negative aspects of
progress on your project at this point in time.
Entry 10: (due anytime up to December 8) Give your overall
appraisal of various aspects of this class, content-wise as well as
regarding the use of various teaching devices and techniques
(journals, e-mail, study partners, frequent quizzes, etc.)
Sr. Helen Christensen, RSM
106 Woodlawn Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210-2545