Announcement: Midterm on Thurs March 14 at 10 AM

Babson Rock, Dogtown, Gloucester, MA

This post is to remind you that our midterm is on Thursday, March 14th at 10 AM SHARP.  Please ARRIVE ON TIME (come early!) because we will begin with the slide identification section and if you miss it, there will be no opportunity to go back to those images.

The short list for the midterm is online.  Please be sure to review the exam format (slide identifications, short answer questions, two comparison essays, and terminology on the processes such as daguerreotype, wet-plate process, calotype, gum bichromate process, cyanotype, photogenic drawing, heliograph, tintype. You should be able to define the basic characteristics of the process (ie, on metal, on glass, on paper), advantages, and disadvantages, and give an example from your notes or textbook for each process you choose to define).  Also, take time to review the vocabulary and important names at the bottom of slidelist 1-4 as well as the images.

If you are uncertain where or how to submit Writing Assignment #1, look at this post on submitting papers via Blackboard. Also, I was asked whether it was really necessary to turn in the first paper.¬† Yes, it is mandatory.¬† Also, if you don’t write paper #1, the highest grade you can get in the class is a B, IF (and this is a big if) you score 100% on the next writing assignment, the midterm and final, and blog.

Lastly, if you’re having a hard time finding the Discussion Topics for your blog posts, click on the “Discussion Topic” header on the upper right corner and you’ll see a list of every topic that I’ve posted.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions in class or via email.


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