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.




Graded on in-class (amount)

Graded on written (amount)

Aug 15

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 29

Pseudoscience discussion

Discussion (2) [PseudoS]

Sept 5, 19, 26

Group presentations

Presentation (2)


Topic Choice (.5), [GTopic]

Preview (.5) [GPrev]

Written Summary and comment (1) [GSum, 2 at 1 each]

Oct 3

Rough draft individual topic [day #1}

Asked question (.5) [IPQuest]

 Presentation (1) [IPMin]

Rough draft written (2) [IPDraft]


Critiques of individual topic [day #2]


Written critique (2) [IPCrit]

17, 24,31

Presentation of Individual topics A

[day #3]

Presentation (2) [IPTalk]

Final draft (3)[from presenters] [IPFinal]

Written comment (1) [IPSum 2 at 1 each] [from non-presenters]

Nov 7


Participation (2)



Nov 14


Participation (2) [ET]



Submit Semester Summary

 Submit before Dec 4

Written summary (3) [SSum]