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Final Grades are Posted on Blackboard

thats all folksThanks for a wonderful class! Grades are now posted on Blackboard, and official grades will be posted shortly on CUNYFirst. Congratulations on completing the Introduction to Film course!

Here is the grade scale from CityTech’s student handbook:

A          93-100

A-        90-92.9

B+       87-89.9

B          83-86.9

B-        80-82.9

C+       77-79.9

C          70-76.9

D         60-69.9

F          59 and below

WU      Unofficial withdrawal (stopped attending)



Next Paper Assignment

Film still from Alfred Hitckcock's The Birds (1963)
Film still from Alfred Hitckcock’s The Birds (1963)

It’s spring break, the weather’s warm and birds are chirping (and thankfully not attacking). I have posted your last and final paper assignment if you want to get a head start on the paper. It’s due Thursday April 30th. In the next few days, I will also post the Group Project assignment.

Please be aware that the first paper assignment and midterm grades (as well as your mid-semester grades) are located on Blackboard.

If you are worried about your grades, please take a look at extra credit options.

Upcoming Midterm and Study Images

Babson Rock, Dogtown, Gloucester
Babson Rock, Dogtown, Gloucester

Don’t forget the in-class part of the midterm is next Tuesday March 24th at 10:00 am. Please be sure to arrive on time.

To submit your take-home essays (worth 50 points out of 100)  for the Midterm, please go to Blackboard and upload your answers to the take-home questions. Note that there are 2 parts to the take-home portion (choose two questions from section #1 and one option from section #2). If you have misplaced your take-home questions, you can download them here: Midterm Take-Home Questions

At your request I have also posted some Study Images for the Midterm Exam. These are stills from many of the films that we have viewed for this class so far. Only some images will be used on the exam. To access the study images, you will need to use the same password (given out in class) to access the readings. If you’ve forgotten the password, please email me. The Study Images are located under Documents/Midterm Exam Info. When you hover your mouse over the images, a caption should appear with information.

Finally, be sure to review the terms on your weekly films-terms lists. For example, you should know what is an iris shot. If you do not know a term, you can look it up in the glossary of your textbook, or on Columbia’s Online Film Glossary (also listed under “helpful links” to the left). If you have any questions, feel free to email me (note my contact info on the upper right). Good luck!