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Hi Dr. Harris, my group is a little confused as to what exactly we are supposed to be doing for our dystopian media project. Could you possibly clarify what we would need to include on our project if we are doing print media?

If you are doing print media, as a group you need to design and produce a form of print media. That can include a newspaper, a booklet, a brochure, a magazine, etc. The assignment sheet on Blackboard should be pretty thorough. It also includes the chapter in our textbook you should be referencing while working on your project.

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Good morning Dr. Harris, I am in your COMM 3313 Class and I will not be able to attend this week's Zoom meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 12PM because I will be at work during this time. I saw in a previous post from a student, that these were extra credit and there will be more!?

Yep, this is extra credit because I understand that this may take considerable effort or rearranging for online students to attend. I try to schedule around 2-3 class hangouts per semester at minimum but that is not a guarantee.

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Dear Dr. Harris, I noticed you put a 0 in for the syllabus quiz.. But I did not see a syllabus quiz listed in the class calendar, and you did not mention it in the "this week you'll need to" list in the announcement. Had I known I would've taken it. Is there a way for me to make up for this grade?

The syllabus quiz was our first of many weekly quizzes and was announced via Blackboard as their quizzes are. They are not included on the course calendar. Per the syllabus, online students should be checking in frequently to stay up to date with announcements, assignments, etc. Quizzes are always announced and open from Friday-Sunday. This particular quiz was even extended due to schedule changes.

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Dear Dr. Harris I am in your comm 1402. I notice you scheduled a zoom session for Tuesday the 12th at 12. I just wanted to bring to attention that I have class til 12:45 on tuesdays

No worries! This time was determined by the class poll sent out last week. We will have another one at an alternate time in the future. Class Hangouts are not required but they are an extra credit opportunity. However, the hangouts will be recorded and posted on Blackboard for students who cannot attend. You can also feel free to send any questions or comments you'd like addressed ahead of time.

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I wanted to schedule an appointment for January 29th, I emailed you regularly but you haven’t responded, hopefully this one will.

I believe I've responded to your message. In the future, please refer to the e-mail policy in your syllabus regarding expectations for a timely response (especially over the weekend). Also, I have open office hours posted on my syllabus where you can drop in any time. However, guaranteed office appointments should be made at least one week in advance.

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Dear Dr. Harris, Is there any particular chapters or pages that are only necessary for the book. I am currently in the uhd library scanning pages, I dont want to have too much storage in my usb. Thanks for reading!

If you are going to use the textbook on reserve at the library, my advice to you would be to take copious notes in class and then visit the library weekly/periodically to catch up on reading and flush out questions. Specifically, you'll want to compare your notes and the exam guides against what's in the textbook closer to the midterm and final exams.

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Hello Dr. Harris. Today during Comm 1302 10-11:15. At the end of class you mentioned something about a homework but I couldn’t find anything on blackboard.

The homework assignment was in lieu of our in-class meeting on Thursday. You were to keep a media log for at least one day. The instructions were included in our most recent announcement on Blackboard and passed out as a handout in class on Tuesday.

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Is there a recommended site to purchase textbook from? I have check Amazon however the textbook was very expensive.

Here are some options that I used to access expensive textbooks when I was a student:
- Renting
- sharing with a classmate on costs
- checking the library for a recent or current edition, try interlibrary loan if our library doesn’t have it
- check off campus bookstores that have discounted prices
- stay tuned for book scholarship opportunities throughout the semester (I’ll share a few as they arise)
Hope this helps!

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I am currently trying to purchase required textbook for the semester. Amazon has the book however it is expensive, is there any other suggestions for purchasing the book?

Here are some options that I used to access expensive textbooks when I was a student:
- Renting
- sharing with a classmate on costs
- checking the library for a recent or current edition, try interlibrary loan if our library doesn’t have it
- check off campus bookstores that have discounted prices
- stay tuned for book scholarship opportunities throughout the semester (I’ll share a few as they arise)
Hope this helps!

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I had a question about the scene summary that is due the 28th. is it just the summary and us describing what we want to write about along with the theories? The movie i am choosing is Crash and overall i just wanted to clarify?

michael mann
Sorry for the late response! The answer to this question (and many more) is included in the video recording of our last class hangout.

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Hello Dr. Harris, I can't access the syllabus quiz. I have been checking for it since Friday ( Aug 31) when you posted the announcement. I checked on it today and I still didn't see it. Also what day of the week is the original discussion post due ?

The syllabus quiz was a flash extra credit opportunity and was open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. Don't worry -- there will be more!
Discussions are due 11:59 p.m. Friday with responses due to two classmates by 8 a.m. Monday. I will post a clarifying announcement shortly.

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Dr Harris, I am on Blackboard but I am unable to locate the EXAMS tab. I only see Quizzes and when I select it I get the message "There is no content to display". Am I missing something?

Hi! I had failed to make the quiz available -- yikes! It should be viewable now and I updated the announcement to reflect 'QUIZZES' as opposed to 'EXAMS.'

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Hello Dr. H. I was trying to purchase the book at the bookstore and another store...but they both told me that the book is out of print..recommended a store or anything so i can work on the chapters? Thanks, Melina Marin

Hi Melina -- It's the 11th edition that is out of print. Not the 12th edition -- which is the version required for our class. It's available online, at our bookstore, and two copies are currently on reserve at the library. Details were shared on Blackboard.

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Dr. H. We were asked to create an Avatar on the Assessment, I did...my pic. I still can't find the reactivated link to redo it for extra credit..again. You said, week 2. I look at all tabs...current week, calendar, syllabus, etc. where is the link again..

The Online Readiness Assessment results are what should be turned in. There is a link at the end of the assessment to generate a PDF to submit to your instructor. This should be submitted via the assignment submission link under Week One, which is a folder included in the Course Overview section under Course Modules on Blackboard. Hope this helps!

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Dr. Harris I know you don't give extra credit, but this class is going to negatively affect my GPA that will cause me to loose my financial aid. I really would like to know if I can do any other assignments that will help me to NOT FAIL this class? trying to keep up but it's not working for me : (

Unfortunately, Week 13 is not the appropriate time to be having this conversation. It is also difficult to answer because I am not sure which course you are in. However, in each of my courses opportunities for extra credit are intentionally built in throughout the semester to serve as a buffer for scenarios such as this.

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Dr. Harris I am really struggling with this turn it in process. I tried to submit and I only submitted my questionnaire? I am really trying to use the technology required? I want to know if I can just submit via blackboard message?

This sort of question is more suitable for a personal e-mail. I do not accept research papers (or any papers, for that matter), via Blackboard message.

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