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January 21 (101A)


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January 21 (101A)

  1. 1. What is the average salary in the United States for a person with a bachelor’s degree? A. $32,478 B. $46,159 C. $58,613 D. $62,782 E. $70,426 Compared to $31,283 for a high school graduate!
  2. 2.     Please write every question you have about the class on the handout Compare with the person sitting next to you As a pair, compare with another pair Number off to make seven groups
  3. 3. You will have three minutes at each station to answer as many of your questions as you can  Please do not touch the paper! 
  4. 4. See if your group found answers to questions that you didn’t  Think about other questions that popped up  Make a list on one piece of paper per group of unanswered questions  Bring the list to me 
  5. 5. Do you have the answer to any of the questions on the board?  Do you have any questions about the answers that we need to add? 
  6. 6. Remember to get this at the end of class!
  7. 7.     Read through the syllabus on your own Make sure you understand the difficulty and the level of commitment you will need to have Initial and sign where indicated and bring the agreement back Thursday This is your first homework assignment and it will count as an assignment
  8. 8. Remember to get this at the end of class!
  9. 9. You and your companions have just survived the crash of a small plane. Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash. It is mid-January, and you are in Northern Canada. The daily temperature is 25 below zero, and the night-time temperature is 40 below zero. There is snow on the ground, and the countryside is wooded with several creeks criss-crossing the area. The nearest town is 20 miles away. You are all dressed in city clothes appropriate for a business meeting.
  10. 10. Your group of survivors managed to salvage the following items: 1. a ball of steel wool 2. a small ax 3. a loaded .45-caliber pistol 4. a can of Crisco shortening 5. newspapers (one per person) 6. cigarette lighter (without fluid) 7. extra shirt and pants for each survivor 8. 20 x 20 ft. piece of heavy-duty canvas 9. a sectional air map made of plastic 10. one quart of 100-proof whiskey 11. a compass 12. family-size chocolate bars (one per person) Your task is to rank the above twelve items in order of importance for your survival. List the uses for each. You have five minutes.
  11. 11.     In a group, agree on the ranking of the items. You MUST come to an agreement as a group. Rank the items and explain your rationale. You have fifteen minutes.
  12. 12. • • • • To award points, look at the ranking numbers on this answer sheet. Award points to each team’s top choices according to the numbers here. For example, the map would earn 12 points, while the steel wool would earn 2 points. Lowest score wins (and survives).
  13. 13.    Please answer the questions honestly Your group will not see your answers! You have ten minutes to complete this part of the activity
  14. 14. We will have a quiz next Thursday!
  15. 15. Get the book and materials  “Getting to Know You” handout  Syllabus Agreement  Study for the syllabus quiz  Read “Introduction” in Opening Skinner’s Box  Read “Critical Analysis” parts 13 