Calculus III meets in CAL West on Friday afternoons, starting Week 5 Friday April 29

Turns out that CAL West is available on Friday afternoons, so we’ll meet there on both Monday and Friday afternoons for the remainder of the quarter.

This means we’ll no longer meet in Lab 1 2046.

An advantage to the shift is access to food and drink. A loss is how relatively close to each other we could be in 2046. I will encourage us to try to maintain proximity in CAL West as we were able to in 2046.

Spring Registration (***PLEASE READ***)

Turn in Your Academic Statement to Avoid a HOLD on your Registration!

If you haven’t yet, turn in your annual Academic Statement by May 12, 2016, or you will receive a hold and will not be able to register

*** A hold will prevent you from registering, and the delay will mean you will be at the back of the line (and thus may not get into) popular programs for next year (M2O is an example). Be sure you have a statement submitted so that this does not affect you.

We will have another workshop on the Academic Statement before May 12th, but you should already have a good draft written from Fall. Things to remember:

  • It should be written well… if your academic statement reads badly, it will undermine any hope of people taking your degree seriously. No typos, spelling, or grammar errors. Use the Writing center, friends, or family to check it over!
  • I strongly suggest: assume that the person reading it is my mean uncle Bob, who is always annoyed, thinks you went to a hippie school with no requirements, etc., and… owns the company that has a job or internship you badly want. Your Academic Statement should help convince people like Mean Uncle Bob that you are a serious person, who approached their education in an effective and considered manner, and made good use of the freedom and resources offered at Evergreen, and thus that you are the sort of person he should give that job to anyway. Explain what you did (or are planning to do), how you approached it, and how you have approached getting a good education at Evergreen (and elsewhere, if you’re a transfer).

Please break out your draft, review and revise it in preparation for a workshop in Week 5 or 6.

* Note: the Academic Statement is optional if you were admitted or readmitted as of Fall 2013; otherwise (for most of you) it is mandatory.

Molecule to Organism

**** If you want to take M2O (upper division biology/organic chemistry) next year ****

Here’s where you can find the application for 16-17 M2O. Find it and take it/prepare immediately. M2O usually fills up and runs out of spaces, so you want to fill out (and do well on) this before the deadline, which is in a couple of weeks. Be sure to hand it in BEFORE the deadline.

Neil out sick; use 1-3 as workshop time

Hello folks; it wasn’t allergies but some actual bug.. I’m sick, and so will not be coming in.

I have arranged with the Science Support Center for room 2238 Lab II to be open from 1-3 PM so you can use it as a study space. I suggest using it for group study — you could work on the homework problems, or start practicing with complex numbers (in the posted PDFs from Strang and Appendix B from AOE). Getting ahead now will help make more time for you to participate in Day of Absence/Day of Presence activities.




Spring Quarter program tutor hours

  • Pyxie has calculus tutoring hours on Mondays from 3:15 – 5:15 in Lab 1 3064. (This room location may change, and will be updated as needed.)
  • Isaac has circuts tutoring hours on Tuesdays from 10 – 12 in Lab 2 2238.
  • Pyxie has general tutoring hours on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 in LIB 2302D.
  • Geneva has physics tutoring hours on …

1st Class Meeting

Luckily (and thanks to much hard work by many Evergreen staff members), Lab II is open for business this quarter!

Hence class meets Monday in Cal West at 10:00 AM (as usual, official start is 10:10).

Calculus III – first class meeting, spring quarter

  • The first class meeting of the Calculus III section of Matter & Motion will be on Monday March 28 at 1pm in CAL West (note start time and location). For students joining us in spring, the CAL is the Computer Applications Lab, located in the first floor of Lab 2.
  • Please bring your textbook with you (or make sure you can access your electronic version).
  • We will cover Chapter 12: Functions of Several Variables this week.
  • I look forward to getting to work with you again this spring.
  • I assume that physics meets as scheduled at 10 am on Monday March 28, probably in CAL West.