MIS 0855: Data Science Spring 2016

Section 003, Instructor: Shana Pote

MIS 0855 – Thank you!

Dear all,

I have completed grading all submissions for late assignments, quizzes, and weekly questions. All Extra Credit and exam grades have been calculated and entered as well, and final grades have been uploaded to Gradebook and TUPortal. You should be able to check yours now at Gradebook (http://community.mis.temple.edu/gradebook) and by May 8 at TUPortal.

Please be advised that the final grades are firm and final.

I would like to sincerely thank you for your hard work and contribution to my class. This semester was one of the best for me, thanks to all of you! I very much appreciate it, and hope you got a lot of value out of the course.

If you’d like to keep in touch with me, you can connect with me via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanapote.

Once again, thank you, and I wish the best of luck in your continued studies, career, and future endeavors.

Best regards,

Professor Pote

Exam 3 Study Guide

Here is the study guide for the third exam, which will be on Wednesday, May 4, 8:00am in Alter 0A232 (same room we’ve been in all along).

Friday, April 22, (if there’s time after group presentations) and all of Monday, April 25 is exam review.

Format for review is:

  • Unstructured, for my part. I do not have an agenda for topics to cover. I will field questions as you ask them, but only if you ask them.
  • I won’t answer questions like “what’s going to be on the exam”.
  • Conceptually, the following are subject for valid questions:
    • Anything on the study guide
    • Anything from the readings
    • Anything from the slides and in-class activities
    • Anything from the Assignments
    • Anything from the quizzes and weekly questions
  • When the questions stop or we reach 50 minutes, class will end.
  • On the matter of questions:
    • There are no dumb questions.
    • Don’t self-censor. Ask your question, and leave it to me to determine if it’s one I’m inclined to answer, discuss, or if it’s too close to the “what’s on the exam” slant to respond to.
    • Remember if you have the question, likelihood is someone else does too, and they’ll probably thank you for asking it.
    • And lastly, do come to class with questions in hand.

Suggested study approach:

  • Review the Study Guide first, then:
  • Start with the slides
    • Look at the major concepts
    • Where a slide is associated with a reading, review the reading that covers the major concept
    • Understand how the reading is associated with the slide, and the reading’s key concepts
  • Then look at the quizzes
    • Review the questions and answers to the quizzes
    • Understand where all the answers came from, review those readings
  • Then review the In-Class Exercises
    • If we did it in an exercise, it’s probably important.
    • Focus on topics we emphasized in the Exercises.
  • Then, review your Assignments.
  • Lastly, re-read any readings you didn’t review in the prior study steps.

What will be on the exam, in order of likelihood, are:

  • Things we talked about explicitly in class
  • Slides, and readings directly associated with them
  • Things I quizzed you on
  • Things we worked on in class through the exercises
  • Things you used while completing Assignments
  • Other things from readings that may not have otherwise been emphasized in class discussion or readings

Weekly Question #10: Complete by April 13, 2016

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on April 13, 2016. Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!

Leave a post about your group project:

  1. What is the subject of your group project?
  2. Which of your fellow scholars are in your group?

Only one group member has to make the post (only one post per group), but for your other group members to get credit they need to be mentioned in the post.

Weekly Question #11: Complete by April 13, 2016

Leave your response to the question below as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on April 13, 2016. It only needs to be three or four sentences.

What was the most important takeaway (from your perspective) from this course? If you had to explain to a future MIS0855 scholar what this course was about, what would you say?

Reading Quiz #10: Complete by April 11, 2016

Some quick instructions:

  • You must complete the quiz by the start of class on April 11, 2016. The quiz is based on the readings for the whole week.
  • When you click on the link, you may see a Google sign in screen. Use your AccessNet ID and password to sign in. It will then take you to the quiz.
    If it says you don’t have access, make sure you’re signed out of your regular Gmail (non-TUMail) account!
  • You can only do the quiz once. If you submit multiple times, I’ll only use the first (oldest) one.
  • This is “open book” – you can use the articles to answer the questions – but do not get help from anyone else.

Ready? Take the quiz by clicking this link.

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Office Hours

Shana Pote (instructor)
By appointment only - 9:10am-9:45am, M/W/F, Speakman Hall 207H. Email shana.pote@temple.edu to set up appointment.
Josh Veloso (Information Technology Assistant)
By appointment only - M-F from 11am to 12 pm, or MWF at 3pm. Email josh.veloso@temple.edu to set up appointment.

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