Tuesday, February 1, 2011


i'm trying out a new grading sheet that i hope will be more helpful to you since it is more visual. my hope is that it will allow you to track your progress through the semester in each of the four criteria.

up top you will see each project listed, and its weight relative to the other projects this semester (how much it counts toward your final grade). down the left side you can see the four criteria and how much weight each area has in determining your project grade. underneath the scores is your final score and letter grade.

the bar chart at the bottom is my spreadsheet-esque way of trying to visualize the relative success or failure of your efforts for each project. each category is colored differently and you can see that on project one, this student did best on craft/pres and participated pretty well. but the conceptual and formal aspects of the final piece (objectives) were average and process was below average. the final score is the darkest bar.

you should be able to easily see that the final scores for each project generally increased, with the exception of project four. we'll just say that the late nights were spent nursing liquids and not ideas during that project, if you know what i mean.

i will simply add on to this sheet for each project, so you can see your overall progress. let me know if you have any questions about it.

Monday, January 31, 2011


the brief for project two is on the right sidebar. check it out and get started with research for next class. post your thoughts on possibilities and decisions to your blog, as well as a brief collection of info on your person. it needn't take the form of a paper, more a collection of information or facts, but still cite your sources.

do "type image message" reading for next class.