Course Information For Week 1


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Course Information For Week 1

  1. 1. Welcome to our course.
  2. 2. I'm Ana Albi and I hope you will find the course as profitable as you anticipate it to be.  Before you begin, some instructions on what to do each week. 
  3. 3. <ul><li>On Wednesday of each week, at 1:00 pm Brasilia time, we will make the week's work available to you.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Every week, you will have the week's goal set out for you. You can click on the title and see what is in store for you that week.  <ul><li>As well as the goals, each week brings a lesson covering the questions of the week.  You can go through each explanation from start to finish, or choose to look only at the ones you have doubts with.  </li></ul><ul><li>You can go back and view anything as often as you wish, and at any point, if you feel ready, you may go to something else.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Also available each week, you will have practice exercises.  <ul><li>Again,  you can go through and try each exercise from start to finish, or try only the ones you want to reinforce.  </li></ul><ul><li>You may re-do the exercises as often as you like or skip the ones you are sure about. </li></ul><ul><li>At any point, if you have any doubts, you may send me an e-mail at the address you will find on our database, or post it to our class help desk forum and let your colleagues help. </li></ul>
  6. 6.       Finally, there are only a few truly mandatory activities, which will help me assess your progress. Every week there will be an assignment you are required to complete. This is an interactive assignment posted on the weekly forum. Every two weeks there will be a quiz, elaborated based on the problems or difficulties students present in the assignments.
  7. 7. You will not be graded in these activities, and you may re-do or edit them as often as you wish.  It is your participation and improvement that we are interested in. 
  8. 8. Remember, these activities will be available to you on Friday, so you have time to work with the lessons and exercises before you try them.
  9. 9.      At the end of the course, the final examination will be made available to you.  This test you may take only once.  There is no minimum grade necessary for you to receive your certificate of completion, but if you achieve a minimum of 75%, your certificate will state that you have completed the course with honors.
  10. 10. If you weren't able to complete all the mandatory tasks within the week, you can still do them during the weeks that follow.  However, the deadline for completion of the course is December 14 .  This means that you must submit or post all mandatory work until that day.  If you encounter any problems with this deadline, please send me an e-mail explaining the problem and we will try to find a solution, if at all possible.
  11. 11.      I'll be happy to answer any further questions by e-mail, but for now, click on other areas of our course and discover what we have made available for you.  Enjoy.