"Elements of Culture"

Assessments & Team Activities

Practice Research

Practice Instructions Project

Extra Credit


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Assignment Overview

In order to successfully finish this course you must complete:

  1. six (6) TRAs ( "Team Readiness Assessments"), done both individually & *IN TEAMS*
    [lowest score dropped; 5 x 10 points for each individual & team = 100 points total]
  2. eighteen (18) Application Exercises (300 points total), completed in class, *IN TEAMS*
    [receiving full credit for these activities requires preparing & bringing homework for each;
      40% of points for each activity is distributed via a Peer Evaluation system]

    TBL timeline

  3. six (6) End-of-Unit Challenges, including both individual questions & a team exercise
    [lowest score dropped; 5 x 40 points (individual + team activity) = 200 points total]
  4. three (3) Practice Instructions Project (lowest score dropped; 125 + 125 = 250 points total)
    [background materials, peer review, and final 2-3 page instructions—all done three times]
  5. an End-of-Term Challenge, including individual questions & a team activity (150 points total)
    [questions drawn from earlier End-of-Unit Challenges]

[OVERALL SCALE: 94-100%=A, 90-93.9%=A-, 87-89.9%=B+, 84--87.9%=B, 80-83.9%=B-, etc.]

NOTE: The "Planning Your Grade" page offers a breakdown of the scores you must obtain to earn a C ("Developing"), a B ("Developed") and an A ("Proficient") in the class.

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Learning Objectives

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Schedule of Readings

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