PS203 FINAL EXAM IS 5/9 @ 5pm
Just a reminder that our exam will be held on 5/9 from 5-7pm. Just in case our usual classroom (HU115) is unavailable at 5, there will be a sign posted by the room number redirecting you, but at this point I am told the room should be available.
For those of you who did not present last week: The final chance to make up this presentation and avoid receiving a “Missing” for the assignment is 5/9. Whichever classroom we are in should have a projector and we will be conducting those presentations at around 7:00pm after the exams. Everyone is welcome to stay but I understand for those of you who presented last week if you would like to leave after handing in your test.
I should be around campus tomorrow afternoon if anyone has any questions. Due to the fact that I do not have an office, I will be roaming I cannot give you a specific location. However, you can always send me an engrade message or reply to this email with questions or concerns.
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
All my best,
PS203 Announcements 4/23/12
Dear class, please read the following:
- I have sent most of your final proposal’s back via Engrade. While this is just a scan of the last page, you are welcome to pick your paper up from my box in HU016 (to the left of the copier) or wait until tomorrow’s class.
- REMINDER: Everyone is to present (for 5 minutes) on their paper topic tomorrow 4/25. No exceptions!
- Finally, I have seen there has been some difficulty finding the in-class quiz from last week on myMC, so hopefully this link and this key will be easier to access. **NOTE - the answer for #10 is (C) NOT (A).
Also if you are able, please come to the Oxfam Hunger Banquet tonight at 5pm in Theater Arts if you are able! (bring canned goods in replacement of the $5 student cover and receive extra credit!)
As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
All my best,
Layla M. Hashemi
Research Paper Presentation Guidelines
to be conducted during week 14 (April 25th) - each student has approximately five minutes each to make their final paper presentation in class on the day which they have been assigned (see line-up below). there will be no ability to “make-up” the in-class presentation.
your presentation should cover, but not necessarily be limited to the following:
- what are you writing/telling us about? (your argument and conclusions from research)
- why is this topic important? how does it relate to the class and the field of international relations?
- IF (and only if) you have time : where did your curiosity/inspiration for your paper come from?
essentially the idea is to “sell us your idea” posed in your research paper. convince us of your argument as well as its structure and supports and finally, answer the question “why should we care?”. this pitch to the class on your paper should be a rather convincing given that your final product will be due the following week.
in other words, if you haven’t done the work up until now it will show and the more sure you are of your paper the more engaging and exciting the presentation should be for your audience.
Iran and U.S. Prepare For Nuclear Talks
Iran sends mixed signals days before planned resumption for nuclear talks with global powers. New York Times
As everyone can see below, I have had some difficulty with GoogleDoc in being able to replicate the Chapter 2 PPT. Therefore, any additional Chapter PPTs will be posted on our Engrade calendar. Click on “Calendar” to the left, then “List View” at the top right and look for the Chapter postings with paperclips to download.
Anyone needing help accessing their Engrade account….