The following decodes your grades


 The daily journal counts .2 each day and is noted JDate depending on the day.


[xxx] is the header for the grade


Return Introductory Questionnaire on time (1) [Quest]


If you got more than the allotted points it means you did an outstanding job. Fewer points meant you were late or did a poor job or both.



Total  is the total number of points you have at this point.




Graded on in-class (amount)

Graded on written (amount)

Aug 14

2 minute Talk (Personal)

Participation (2) [2minTalk]


3 minute Talk (Astronomy)

Participation (2)


Topic Choice on time (.5) [3mintopic]

Picture on time (.5) [3minpic]

Aug 28

Pseudoscience discussion

Discussion (2) [PseudoS]

Sept 4

Gravity, General Relativity

Discussion and Response (2) [GGRBH]


Sept  11,18

Group presentations

Presentation (2)


Written Summary and comment (1) [GSum]

Sept 28


Rough draft individual topic by email


Submission on time (2), [IPOnTime] Rough draft written (2) [IPDraft]

Oct 2

One Minute Talk &Critiques of individual topic

Presentation (1) [IPMin]

Written critique (2) [IPCrit]

Oct 9, 16, 23

Presentation of Individual topics


Presentation (2) [IPTalk]

Final draft (3) [IPFinal]

Written Summary (Two days, 1 point each day for 2 points) [IPCritSum]

Oct 30



Written Response (2)

Nov 6

Extraterrestrial Life


Written Response (2)



Participation (2)