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WEEK1: WELCOME
 

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Recent class emails:   1/3 SMO class information ;  1/5 SMO  Assignments, etc.; 1/6 Assignments info, etc; 1/8 META link  1/11 DB1; 1/12 DB1, SMP2, Test 1

Emails not delivered:   NONE (Email was undeliverable;  ASAP try to resolve problem or add a different email address in Blackboard)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

EMAIL NOTE:  Automated replies ("Dr. G. has received your email.") are triggered by the code in the "Subject" box of your email (e.g. 707 PQ).  You will not receive the reply instantly, since it is triggered when I download the email from U.C.'s server to my own computer. 

Assignments: LOOK AHEAD at your assignments. It will give you a sense of how long it will take you to complete a given assignment, thereby allowing for better time management. You may submit an assignment earlier than the deadline.
 

The assignments (ASC, and SMP1) give you a chance to think about and to assess your own stressors. Stress assessment is a necessary step in beginning a stress management program for yourself or setting up such a program for others. The Discussion Boards (DBs) are designed primarily to get you to think and secondarily, to demonstrate your ability to apply text material to seemingly unrelated material.
 

Description of the assignments:
 

MONDAY, 1/9  Discussion Board-Autobiography (DB-Autobiography)...Post to Discussion Board even if later than deadline so we get to know something about you.

If you read the Stress Course Overview ("Course Information" tab, "Frequently Asked Questions--Course Information Links Table" link, "Stress Course Overview" link in Table 1), you should be aware that  the first step in a stress managment program is assessing stressors.  The following two assignments are an attempt for you to think about your own stressors.
 

WEDNESDAY, 1/11/THURS. 8 AM EST--- DB1-Stress Vulnerability...The only DB that can be made up during WEEK 6.

FRIDAY, 13 Jan.--INTRODUCTORY SURVEY (Due first week of classes): Since this is submitted online, on 9 Jan. and every other day after, I will begin to record the automatic points in your "Gradebook" (click "Student Tools" "My Grade" link). That way you will know if I received it.

MONDAY, 16 Jan./Tues. 8AM EST--ASC--requires that you take 3-5 stress assessments and follow the directions in summarizing and analyzing the results. THIS ASSIGNMENT TAKES TIME TO DO. You will probably spend more time taking the assessments than doing the writing.
 

FRIDAY, 20 Jan. MIDNIGHT--SMP1--requires you to briefly chart your stressors (Stress Diary) and to describe the elements on the chart in more detail (Stress Diary Questionnaire).
 

***It must be said that ALL material on assignments will be held in strictest confidence.

EARLY SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS: Even if you submit your assignment earlier than the deadline, I will not grade the assignment until after the deadline and post all the grades at once. It is much more efficient for me to do this.

When revealed, READ the Mini-Lecture: Fight or Flight on the "Assignments" page for more information on why recognizing the "first signs" of stress are important as well as information on women's stress.

ANSWERING EMAIL QUESTIONS or COMMENTS:

AUTOBIOGRAPHY and more:  For your information, a "smiley face :)" at the end of a sentence means "I am kidding."  Do not take what is written personally. 

COURSE LANGUAGE:   There are 3 types of work you will submit/post for points: 

a. ASSIGNMENTS (ASC, SMP1, SMP2, SMP3, SMP4, Course Evaluation, Introductory Survey);  With exception of the Introductory Survey, these will be submitted via email.

b. DISCUSSION BOARDS (DBs) (DB1, DB2, DB3 / These are to be posted in Blackboard);

c. TESTS (Test 1, Test 2, Test 3). Taken online in Blackboard

"WHY DO I HAVE TO DO  ______ (fill in the blank)?"--There is a reason for everything you will do in this course and the format in which you do it.  (You are a 'victim" [I hate that word] of past students' problems and mistakes OR U.C.'s problems:)).  It is either because of procedure/process, organization (either yours or mine), OR, in the case of content, what I have found from my years of teaching the course and my experience in doing psychotherapy.  Generally, somewhere in the assignments or Blackboard, these reasons will be explained.  For each written assignment, you will have to identify 1 or 2 Stress Management Objectives from a list of 6 or 7 that you think pertain to the given assignment.  This is a way for you to think about the "whys" of the assignment.

Hang in there!! If you have a question, email me and I'll answer it (hopefully to your satisfaction most of the time).

The Class Schedule with dates for assignments can be found on the "Assignments" page either at the bottom of the page OR (with a weekly grade scale) under "AA-Assignment Assistance-AA-Table link" "Class Calendar/Grade Scale" link.

The Charlesworth textbook will FIRST be used primarily for Test 1 (last part of Jan.).  Each of the 3 tests in this course will have a Study Sheet from which about 98% of the multiple-choice questions will be derived. Test 1 Study Sheet will be revealed approximately WEEK 2 when the class roster is set for the course.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 2: 16 Jan. - 22 Jan.
 

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Recent class emails:   1/17 SMP1 due date/Working Independently reminder; 1/18  ASC scores;  1/20 Contact Policy

Emails not delivered:   NONE (Email was undeliverable;  ASAP try to resolve problem or add a different email address in Blackboard)

 

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

FOR EVERY ASSIGNMENT:  The late afternoon of the day the assignment is due, CHECK YOUR EMAIL.  I send out an email if I didn't receive your assignment, there was no attachment, or if entire sections are missing. 

For ASC, the due date is Tuesday, 17 Jan..  For SMP1 check your email on Saturday, 21 Jan.

Preview of Assignments:

1. ASC (Due Mon., 16 Jan./Tues., 8AM)  Take all 4 assessments... On each:

 

A. Write score
B. Interpretation of score in your own words
C. Describe the accuracy or Inaccuracy of results with examples from your life

2. SMP1 (Due Fri., 20 Jan. MIDNIGHT):  List 1 or 2 Stress Mgt Objectives from list; Fill in Stress Diary with one or two words per cell; Use Stress Questionnaire to expand on Stress Diary notations in greater detail (essay form)

 

3. SMP2 (Due Tues., 24 Jan./Wed., 8AM)  Will explain later.

4. Test 1 (Available Wed., 25 Jan. until Sun., 29 Jan.)  Study Sheet contains 98% of multiple choice test questions. 16 questions on Test 1. Will be taken online. Must take in one sitting.  Will explain in greater detail later.

Look at your assignments early to determine how long you think they will take.

 

EMAIL NOTE:  Automated replies ("Dr. G. has received your email.") are triggered by the code in the "Subject" box of your email (e.g. 707 PQ).  You will not receive the reply instantly, since it is triggered when I download the email from U.C.'s server to my own computer. 


 

 

 

WEEK 3: 10 April--16 April
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RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT: 
 

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

Upcoming Work:

1. SMP2:  TUES., 11 Apr./Wed. 8:00AM--requires that you choose two stress management techniques from a list of 4 that will help manage the stressors in SMP1. Describe the two techniques (theory and practice found on links) and why these are appropriate for your stressors. 

2. TEST 1:  (Posted from Tues., 1:00PM (11 Apr.) until Sun., 9:00PM (16 Apr.) for full credit.)  17 question, multiple-choice test over Charlesworth, Chs. 1-3 and mini-lectures, and other "minis" posted on the Assignments page.  YOU MUST TAKE THE TEST IN ONE SITTING anytime from Wed. to Sun. Questions are mostly from the Study Sheet. 

TEST location:  Click "Books" bar to the left of this Announcement.

The beginning of WEEK 3 you will be sent a PASSWORD to access Test 1 (ONLY to those who completed SMP1). Don't lose this password.  NOTE: You may take a 3 question "Practice Test" on the "Books" page to see the format of the test.

3. Discussion Board 2 (WEEK 4 Wed., 19 April /Thurs. 8AM):  You must examine a fictitious questionnaire and determine the topics in which chapter of Charlesworth MOST of the questions would mostly likely be trying to assess.  There may be more than one chapter, but you are to choose only ONE.   You will POST your answer, telling why you think it is the appropriate chapter AND REPLY to one other student's post.  

THE REASON I'M TELLING YOU NOW is that you should POST EARLY since a REPLY from you posted on the same day as your post will not be accepted AND you should have a choice of posts from which you can reply. 

DROP DEADLINE: 20 Apr.,  If you are planning to drop, I must be notified and before you do drop the course.  Any drops after this deadline will result in an "F" grade.

This 8-week course is front-loaded which means that after WEEK 4 the assignments, etc. are less frequent.  Hang in there!

 

 

WEEK 4: 30 Jan. to 5 Feb.
 

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Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS has been revealed on the "Assignments" page:  If you missed an assignment it can be found under the "Choice Assignment" link.

Upcoming Work:

1.  Discussion Board 2 ( Wed., 1 Feb../Thurs. 8AM):  You must examine a ficticious questionnaire and determine the topics in which chapter of Charlesworth MOST of the questions would mostly likely be trying to assess.  There may be more than one chapter, but you are to choose only ONE.   You wil POST your answer, telling why you think it is the appropriate chapter AND REPLY to one other student's post.  

You should POST EARLY since a REPLY from you posted on the same day as your post will not be accepted AND you should have a choice of posts from which you can reply. 

2. IMPORTANT:  DROP DEADLINE: 2 Feb.,  This is an 8-week course and UC 10-week deadlines do not apply.  If you are planning to drop, I must be notified and before you do drop the course.  Any drops after this deadline of 2 Feb. will result in an "F" grade.

3. SMP3 (Due: Wed., 8 Feb./Thurs. 8AM EST): Aside from the Stress Management Objective(s), Parts A-C refer to Chapter 4 of Charlesworth and the things to be considered in setting up a Stress Management Program;  Part D:  You are to describe, in detail, the goals for beginning your stress management program by describing the stressor(s) you are trying to reduce, etc.;  Part E:  You are to COPY WORD FOR WORD, the directions of the ONE stress management technique (approved by Dr. G. in SMP2) that you will practice for one week.  This technique should deal with the stressor(s) described in Part D.;  Part F:  Cite your sources used IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. Use APA format for the bibliography posted on "Assignments" page, "AA--Assignments Assistance" link.

Assignments/DBs/Tests have been revealed through Test 2.

4. DB3: Shortly, if you have completed SMP1 and SMP2, you each will be sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

5. TEST 2: Test 2 Study Sheet is available.  Please read the "help" link below the "Study Sheet" link.

 

 
Announcement Icon WEEK 5: 24 Apr. -- 30 Apr.

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RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT: 

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS has been revealed on the "Assignments" page:  If you missed an assignment it can be found under the "Choice Assignment" link.

Upcoming Work:

1. SMP3 (DUE: Wed., 26 Apr./Thurs. 8AM--NO MAKEUP): Aside from the Stress Management Objective(s), Parts A-C refer to Chapter 4 of Charlesworth and the things to be considered in setting up a Stress Management Program;  Part D:  You are to describe, in detail, the goals for beginning your stress management program by describing the stressor(s) you are trying to reduce, etc.;  Part E:  You are to COPY WORD FOR WORD, the directions of the ONE stress management technique (approved by Dr. G. in SMP2) that you will practice for one week.  This technique should deal with the stressor(s) described in Part D.;  Part F:  Cite your sources used IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. Use APA format for the bibliography posted on "Assignments" page, "AA--Assignments Assistance" link.

2. DB3 (Due: Wed., 3 May./Thurs. 8AM):  In a 18 APR.. EMAIL, you each will be sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

3. TEST2/Makeup Test 1 (Revealed from Tues., 2May. until Sun., 7 May., 10PM):  Study Sheet available (Note: Study Hints link)  Makeup is for those who did not do TEST 1.  It will be timed for 50 min..

 

Sun, Feb 12, 2006 -- WEEK 6: 13 Feb. -- 19 Feb.
 
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RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT:  2/12 Test 2/Makeup Test 1 Password; 

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS has been revealed on the "Assignments" page:  If you missed an assignment it can be found under the "Choice Assignment" link.

Upcoming Work:

1. DB3 (Due: Wed., 15 Feb./Thurs. 8AM):  In a 1FEB. EMAIL, you each will be sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

3. TEST2/Makeup Test 1 (Revealed from Tues., 13 Feb., 1PM until Sun., 19 Feb., 10PM):  Study Sheet available (Note: Study Hints link)  Makeup is for those who did not do TEST 1.  It will be timed for 50 min..

Posted by Dr. G     

Location for Test2/Test 1 Makeup:  Under "Books" bar on "Announcements" page

Test2/Test1 Makeup Password was emailed to you on 12 Feb..

Looking ahead:

3. SMP4 (Due Thurs., 24 Feb./Fri. 8AM):  Your FINAL EXAM worth 40 pts..  Be very detailed in your responses to the questions on the Evaluation form.  Be sure that you include all materials requested at the end of the Evaluation.  Submit all as ONE ATTACHMENT.

4. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 26 Feb. and must be completed by Thurs., 2 Feb., at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet.

5. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 3 Feb. MIDNIGHT):  This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

6. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 3 Feb MIDNIGHT):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment.

Posted by Dr. G     

 

 

Announcement Icon WEEK 7: 20 Feb.--26 Feb.
 

 

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Recent class emails sent:  2/19  Test 2 deadline reminder;

"WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DR. G.?" ("Assignments" page with posts on DB page)  Additional photos will be posted this week.  Guess as the clues are presented, may post if you have already done so.  PLEASE GIVE REASONS WHY YOU CHOSE THAT SPECIFIC LOCATION.

 

Looking ahead:

1. SMP4 (Due Thurs., 23 Feb./Fri. 8AM):  Your FINAL EXAM worth 40 pts..  Be very detailed in your responses to the questions on the Evaluation form.  Be sure that you include all materials requested at the end of the Evaluation.  Submit all as ONE ATTACHMENT.

2. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 26 Feb. and must be completed by Thurs., 2 Feb., at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet.

3. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 3 Mar. MIDNIGHT):  This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

4. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 3 Mar. MIDNIGHT):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8: 27 Feb.- 5 Mar.
 

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Recent class emails sent:  2/25 Where in the World, etc;

"WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DR. G.?" ("Assignments" page with posts on DB page)  Additional photos will be posted this week.  Guess as the clues are presented, may post if you have already done so.  PLEASE GIVE REASONS WHY YOU CHOSE THAT SPECIFIC LOCATION.

Dr. G. and Matthew McConaughey newspaper photo posted.

SMP4 takes some time to grade....be patient.

 

Looking ahead:

1. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 26 Feb. and must be completed by Thurs., 2 Feb., at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet. Location:  under "Books" tab.  PASSWORD for TEST 3 and MAKEUP Test 2 is posted for each test on "Books" page.

2. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 3 Mar. MIDNIGHT):  Posted on "Assignments" page. This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

3. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 3 Mar. MIDNIGHT):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment.

 

 

Final Grade Scale:

300-274=A;  273-270=A-

269-264=B+ ; 263-244=B  ;  243-240=B-

 239-234=C+ ; 233-214=C ; 213-210=C-

209204=D+ ; 203-184=D  ; 183-180=D-

Below 180 = F

IMPORTANT

1. COURSE EVALUATIONS: All grades for Course Evaluation received as of 1:30PM, Saturday have been recorded in the Gradebook.

All late Course Evaluations (worth automatic 8 points) must be submitted by 6PM, Monday, 2/6.

The Course Evaluation is considered an assignment.  See below (If you don't submit a CE the highest grade you can receive is a "C")

2.  FINAL GRADE: Grade Scale can be found on "Announcements" page. As stated in various locations in Blackboard, you must have submitted all assignments and taken all tests (DBs are exempt) to be eligible for an "A" or "B" final grade, regardless of point total.

3. LATE WORK: Deadline is Monday, 2/6 6PM.

4. CHOICE ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETE TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT.

Posted by Dr. G