•Days to Graduation: 13 (85% of School Year Complete)
•Grades Updated on:5/23 (Current # of A’s: 16, F’s: 19)
•Final Quiz (#7), Friday, 6/1
•Letter to Self due by Friday, 6/1 – instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T2jgjqBGuJv-9uu3NPRz6W98gmQ9jBnwzlRULiz-ckw/edit?usp=sharing
•Mandatory Minimum essay due to turnitin.com by midnight 5/25 – instructions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlCnU0IWQ0X1_lu5Yd-uh-0nFNVkttcDy50j8AVdrrA/edit?usp=sharing
•Final 6 week grading period ends 6/13, improve 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70% by turning in more than 100 pts this grading period
•If you turn late work in to turnitin.com, I need an email or note in the in-box to tell me to grade it
•June 1 deadline for all missing work for the final 6 weeks (anything due in Skyward since April 30) – after this, I will be able to provide a definitive pass/fail verdict for graduation purposes
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2.Review Tuesday’s class
3.Explain the Letter to Self assignment (due 6/1): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T2jgjqBGuJv-9uu3NPRz6W98gmQ9jBnwzlRULiz-ckw/edit?usp=sharing
4.Finish/turning West Wing #21 – “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” – 1 ½ pg notes/reactions – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWUFIaENrZVQzNEE/view?usp=sharing
1.The position of White House Press Secretary came into existence because of the popularization of what fascinating piece of technology? Of course their basic job is talk to the press, but what is the larger job of a Press Secretary?
2.Press Secretaries have a very high rate of turn-over – what makes the job so stressful?
3.Trump’s 1st PS was fired after only 6 months – what were his personal flaws that didn’t match well to the demands of the job?
4.Who is the current Press Secretary? What’s something interesting about her?
5.If you want to conduct a poll with a meaningful, accurate picture of reality, you must be very careful to avoid what when creating your polling questions? If you want to be able to compare this year’s data to data from the past, you also should not do what to the questions you’re using?
6.Polls aren’t terribly meaningful unless they tell you two things other than what percentage of people hold a particular view – what are those 2 other things called?
7.What must all honest pollsters admit is a problem when using a statistical study to predict the future?
8.When is it particularly difficult for a good poll to predict an election?
9.A poll of 1000 voters says Candidate A will get 53% of the vote and Candidate B will get 47%. Is this enough information to predict the outcome of the election? Say the poll has a note: “±5, 98%” – can you confidently predict the outcome of the election? Another poll says A gets 67%, B 33% with a ±5, 50%. Can you make a confident prediction? Another says 55 to 45 ±3, 97% – can you be confident?
10.What is the purpose of “push-polling?”
Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):
Explain what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he said “America should not be a polyglot boarding house”
Explain the concepts of “diplomatic immunity” and “persona non grata”