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Final Announcement: Grades Posted to Cunyfirst

Hello All, This is my final message of the semester. Well done for all your hard work, and congratulations on making it through possibly the weirdest semester in the history of BMCC. Your final grades are now posted in Cunyfirst. Please remember you can request a CR or NCR option IF you are not satisfied with your grade. If you have an A, you will probably want to keep it! You all rose admirably to the challenge of working in a fully online environment. I’m sure that most of you really missed the in-person learning experience, not to mention the …

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Final Grades

Hello All, Congratulations on finishing all your work for this class! You all submitted some wonderful essays for the Final Essay Exam, and you should be proud of your hard work. I have graded your Final Essay Exams, and all work that has been submitted, so you can now see your Final Weighted Grade by going to Tools, and then My Grades. I will give until Wednesday 05/20 for anyone to make any comments or queries about their grades. I have allowed until 05/18 at 11.59pm for anyone who wants to submit a late Documented Paper. If anyone wants to take a …

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SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ESSAY EXAM TODAY!

Hello All, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ESSAY EXAM TODAY! A few of you have submitted your Final Essay Exam, but the majority of you have not. If you do not submit your Final Essay Exam in the correct location, you will automatically earn a 0 for this Assignment which counts as 30% of your weighted grade. It will close at 5.59 a.m. tomorrow, 05/17. If you have any issues with accessing it, or are not sure what you are supposed to do, please contact me today. I will be in Zoom today from 10.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. Please make sure you can locate and complete the Final Essay Exam today. I am in the Zoom session early, in case …

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Optional Zoom Meeting Saturday May 16th 10.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.

Hello All, Tomorrow, there will be an optional zoom meeting/ office hour, in case you have any remaining questions about the Documented Paper or the Final Essay Exam A couple of students have asked about whether the Final Essay Exam requires a list of Works Cited. It does not. It only requires in-text citations, at least one from the Pollan piece, and at least one from the Foster-Wallace piece. Good luck!

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Final Essay Exam Open!

Hello All, The Final Essay Exam is open! Please find it in the left side bar of your Blackboard listing for this course. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at ybrener@bmcc.cuny.edu or 917-650-0515. Good luck! P.S. I meant “quotation sandwich” in the video, not “quotation paragraph.”

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Documented Paper and Final Exam

Hello All, The Documented Paper Assignment is due by 11:59pm tonight, 05/13. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted. Any Documented Papers submitted after tonight will lose 5 points per day for lateness. I will not accept any Documented Papers submitted after 05/18 at 11:59pm. Please remember your Final Exam Questions will appear in the Final Essay Exam module tomorrow, 05/14 at 6am. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Good luck! Yolande

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Final Essay Exam loaded but not yet open

Hello All, If you look on the sidebar in Blackboard, you will see that the Final Essay Exam is loaded, but the questions are not yet visible. It is directly under Tools. If you have been attending to our discussions, especially those related to the talking points, you will be on the right track. I will post another announcement when the Essay Questions are revealed on Thursday morning. Regards, Yolande

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Final Exam Study Guide

Hello there, For those of you who may want some extra information about the Final Exam Readings, here is the Study Guide from the recent workshops:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rPUtkDf2wC2Dwj3xj3FyQN8WRsHHUM9M?usp=sharing  Also, online tutoring is available for those who are interested: www.bmcc.upswing.io And, of course, you can always contact me or schedule a meeting with me during the remaining week, if you have any questions or concerns. Regards,Yolande

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Tomorrow, May 9th at 10:30am, Final Zoom Meeting for this Class!

Hello All, Tomorrow, May 9th, will be our final group Zoom meeting for this class, at 10:30am.  I hope to see as many of you as possible, and to address any remaining concerns you may have.  I will be going over information about the Final Exam, which will be an assignment on Blackboard available for three days from May 14th to May 17th. I will also discuss grading policies for this semester.  Also, it’s the last chance for Student’s Choice, so please bring something food-related from this week that you’d like to share, whether it is an actual item of food, a story, a meme, a short video, or anything of your choice.  Remember the Documented Paper is now due …

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Zoom Meeting May 2nd at 10:30am

Hello All, Due to our poll results being in favor of it, tomorrow’s class (May 2nd) will be a one hour meeting on Zoom from 10:30am until 11:30am. We will discuss the Documented Paper and the Final Exam. If you have any specific areas you would like us to cover, please email me at ybrener@bmcc.cuny.edu, or bring your questions to class. If you selected a one on one appointment, you are welcome to schedule a meeting during office hours, or share your questions in class. See you in class! Yolande

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