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POL214Y1 - Summer 2013 Prof. David Pond by:A Orellana May 14, 2013 Introductory Lecture • office hours: hour before class or catch him after class • home phone number is the one given on the syllabus • classes will have a break half way through quickest way to get a hold of prof is by email • • we have the rest of week off after the midterm test • week 10 - essay due ‣ will go up on Blackboard before next class • Harper: politicians have niche markets ‣ they (his advisors) have slowed him down ‣ over the years, his image has been revamped to be humanized you should be following along with politics in the media to avoid mistakes on the exam • • recommended reading: Forsey Guide to Canadian government and politics - on Blackboard • read newspapers - free off the internet • other blogs and political websites will be cited by TAs Tutorials • there is no substitute for tutorials • tutorials are not held every week • all TAs are veterans who have worked in this class w/ prof • good for how to study for tests and exams - they know what they look like - good resource • also will prepare you for how to write the essays • assessed by the TAnot professor • make sure you see the TAmarking you down during attendance • prof has to take the TA’s word for it • all slides go on Blackboard • Prof will give us password for when the essay comes up • Do not try to resend essays after a mistake: if you mount a 2nd essay, the machine will record that as a copy - it will show as plagiarism. Email prof and tell him about it. • It may look like the essay loses footnotes and endnotes - no worry - computer error; let prof know • let prof know right away if you will not upload it to Turnitin • do not leave it too late to ask for an extension • two ways to hand it in: paper copy to TA, and uploaded to Turnitin • prof not obligated to assume you have handed it in • uploading it to Turnitin on the due date will protect you from acquiring a late penalty • if you do upload it late, even on a weekend, it will minimize a late penalty first copy handed in, either way, will be marked • • all past tests and exams will be posted on Blackboard • there won’t be any trick/weird questions POL214Y1 - Summer 2013 Prof. David Pond by:A Orellana May 14, 2013 • answer key will be posted for your comparison • test questions will be conceptual • e.g. “what do we mean by responsible government?” • all lecture slides will
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