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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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Dr. Harris, On blackboard you ask to complete an essay with 2-3pages and MLA format. However, once i click scholarly article discussion it mentions 3-4 pages with APA format. Also, can the article be from another site other than UHD library search. 3313 ONLINE

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I addressed this question via Blackboard announcement.

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Dr. Harris, just for clarification...the annotated bib instructions states to evaluate the authors background, does this mean we can do a specific search on the author and use what we find? Also, for the "intended audience" part, is based on who we feel the research is intended for?

For the annotated bibliography, parts (a) and (b) ask you to evaluate the author and the intended audience more so as a part of evaluating the credibility and utility of the article for YOUR particular study. This information should be readily available simply by looking at the journal/issue the author is published in. What will be really important is the synthesis and interpretation that comes in parts (c) and (d). I hope this is clear and helps!

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I understand that quizzes will not have a set date. However, how many quizzes will we have throughout the semester? Also are they multiple choice or open ended?

Quiz format will vary. Quizzes will cumulatively add up to 100 points. That could be 10x10 point quizzes, 5x20 point quizzes, or a varied combination.

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Dr. Harris, just a quick question, after we turn in our essay how long after that will it be till we have a grade?

This is a tough question to answer. Grading is not a simple science and the process is different every time. However, in order for me to read, offer feedback, and grade 44 papers, I typically estimate about a week (give or take) before they will be completed. Again, not an exact science.

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Dr. Harris, I am sure I am making it harder than it should be but I am having difficulty answering discussion question 2. Do you have an example of something of something that is along the lines of what the question is asking for?

This question will make a LOT more sense after reading chapters 4 and 5, which discuss how our families and surrounding contribute to how we understand and perceive the world and how we perceive ourselves and our racial/ethnic and cultural identity. If, after reading these chapters, it still doesn't make sense -- reach out again. You still have plenty of time before this is due!

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