Tuesday, March 29, 2016

honors review @ interamerican tomorrow wednesday

Mario and Ivette will have a review session tomorrow from 2:30-4pm. Room 1218.

Thanks!

honors classes! yonah elorza has a review tomorrow wednesday 3-4:30pm

yonah elorza, is hosting a study session tomorrow wednesday from 3 to 4:30pm in the Idea Center, building 2, 3rd floor. 
(all invited)

thanks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

send those drafts to me!! (HONORS CLASSES)

draft's length: 1,200 words minimum. 
double-spaced, 
Times New Roman p. 12
follow MLA protocols (in-text citations and bibliography)
send it in Word file, please, no Google docs, my computer doesn't read that.
IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL PLEASE STATE DAY (MWF) AND TIME OF CLASS (10am) SEND TO 
atriff@mdc.edu

The paper must show a heading like this:

__________________________________________
Philosophy Paper First Draft
Phi 2010 T 5:40pm
Doe, John

Title (bold, no italics)

(as per our conversation this morning at Phi 2010 Honors 11am class)


in two volumes,  by Rowe and McCleary (I'm almost done the first).

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SUMMER AB first draft submissions: bring your draft to class for an in-class-revision!

david chalmers explain consciousness (TED talk)

check this out, professor chalmers has some interesting points. 

first draft submissions HONORS CLASSES (send via email)



it's time for your first draft submissions. 

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO AVOID MISTAKES

the draft contains:

1- BODY, which is an improved, revised version of the discussion you already submitted with  your thesis  (T)and the counter (C), and the back-and-forth. 

2- CONCLUSION: Close the paper with a conclusion-paragraph: "I hope I have shown that..." or "In conclusion... "

3- BIBLIOGRAPHY: A one (separate) page (following MLA conventions).

draft's length: 1,200 words minimum. 
double-spaced, 
Times New Roman p. 12
follow MLA protocols (in text citations and bibliography)
send it in Word file, please, no Google docs, my computer doesn't read that.
IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL PLEASE STATE DAY AND TIME OF CLASS
SEND TO 
atriff@mdc.edu

The paper must show a heading like this:

__________________________________________
Philosophy Paper First Draft
Phi 2010 T 5:40pm
Doe, John
Title (bold, no italics)

Monday, March 14, 2016

it's Π day!


it's Π day!!

your highness Π is at once irrational & transcendent! (another in this league is e)

Π figures in these eleven wonderful mathematico-physical formulas:

1- Mont Carlo methods,
2- Euler's formula, 
4- Cauchy's integral formula, 
5- the gamma function,
6- Riemann's zeta function,
7- Gaussian integral, 
8- Plank's constant,
9- Einstein field equation, 
10- Stokes' law, 
11- Fourier's transform, 

One could ask why is Π so pervasive? Instead, I'd like to ask this:

What would math be without Π?

________________________
note: how about mixing these e and π? you get the gelfond constant.

 e^\pi = (e^{i\pi})^{-i} = (-1)^{-i}, which is a transcendental number!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

PHI 2010 HONORS getting your draft in shape


the paper above is from a HONORS student (name withheld) in my spring 2016.

analysis: the thesis paragraph is the most important paragraph in your paper, this is the argument program you will follow. see how her draft has a short clear thesis divided into three points. the word "additionally" and "would also" separates each one. after reading the paragraph the reader understand what is going to follow. in the first paragraph you simply announce the points, you don't explain the points. the points will be explained in the subsequent draft paragraphs.

next, comes the counter paragraph, the second most important paragraph of your draft. basically you're doing the same thing, only with a counterargument. the paragraph starts with "prohibitionists disagree," so the reader clearly understand "who is talking." see that the counter is arguing the point in the thesis, while presenting new points: "prohibitionists also believe" followed by "also claim", these are new points. again, the counter announces her points, which she will explain later in the draft.


see that the third paragraph follows the dynamics T-C-T-C. the thesis nos takes the first point she announced in the thesis paragraph (medicinal marijuana to treat diseases such as glaucoma, anxiety, seizures, etc.). she is now explaining the first point in detail, with outside sources (in text citations referring to the bibliography in the last page of the draft).

the fourth paragraph is a counter paragraph (as it's to be expected), now, the counter is taking its first point. the subsequent paragraphs just follow the same dynamic until all the points have been addressed.    

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review for midterm: tomorrow Wednesday at 12pm, Room 2221

Gabriela Franco and Jaime Alvarez Duque (from T,R 9:50am class) are offering a study session tomorrow Wednesday at 12:00 PM. Room 2221. 

 Thanks!

Review this Wednesday from 8-10am @ Honors College Lounge

Aidin Alejo and Laura Campos are having a study session this Wednesday from 8 am to 10 am @ the Honors College lounge in Wolfson Campus.

Thanks!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: Today, 2pm. Interamerican Campus

Ivette Prieto-Castro y Mario Alvarez ((Phi 2010 Interamerican Campus) offer a review at Interamerican Campus at 2pm @ the Honors Lounge. 

Thanks!

Reviews for midterm: Monday 12:30-:1:30pm at Wolfson

This is Nicole Zambrano & Katerina Golubev  from Phi 2010 T,R class at 11:15. We are available on Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and again on Wednesday after 3:00 pm.

Location: Seating area behind building 1, by the fountain, would be okay since the library is still closed. 

Thanks!

Friday, March 4, 2016

to all my student assistants: this is the time to coordinate a group-review, or personal review to help your classmates!!

send me an email and I'll send a blast to students and post it here.

thanks for your leadership.