Guide to success: An EID100 Manual

Here is manual which, will guide future students to success in EID100 here at Ryerson. The first major key to success in this course, is attendance. Show up to class and bring your attention with you. When it comes to the lectures, they are very engaging and full of content. Due to the teaching and presentation styles used in this class, it shouldn’t be hard to enjoy listening and participating in the weekly lectures. It is one thing to attend class, but participation is a must. Not only will it make life easier when it comes to studying yet, you can lose up 5% of your final grade if you fail to be involved. With that being said, all you have to do is ask a question or make a comment in the lectures, after ten lectures you’ll have the whole 5%. Another 5% of your final grade is attributed to online participation. This requirement is very easy to fill, all you have to do is create a few tweets each week, mentioning the course’s handle, and relating content to the course material. Create a few posts each week, and you’ll have the marks in no time. The last component involving participation is the exam reviews. Again these are worth 5% of your grade, and are very simple to complete. For both the midterm and final, students must post two questions on their twitter page and answer three of their peer’s questions, using the hashtags, #EID100final and #EID100midterm respectively. As you can see participation is an easy 15% of your overall grade and involving yourself will only make studying easier. The next component to be discussed is the weekly online modules. Completion of these assignments is necessary, considering the fact that they make up 25% of your final grade. All you have to do I create a blog on one of the offered platforms for the course. Then each week detailed instructions are provided to create your blog post. There is a total of 10 modules relating to weekly content. One great aspect of these weekly assignments is that there are anywhere from 4–6 topics to choose from for each module. Therefore, you can choose the one that you are most interested in. In order to create a quality post there are a few requirements. These include, a lengths aiming at around 500 words, a crafty title, Inclusion of visual stimuli, such as pictures or videos, and APA citations, and appropriate grammar and spelling. Each module is worth 2.5% and only require 30 minutes to 1 hour of your time. Complete each assignment on time and then post the blog on your twitter account. The tweet for each module must include, an interesting title, a link to your blog post, a mention of the courses twitter handle, and a hashtag including #module and the number of that module. Additional use of appropriate hashtags, memes, and emoji’s will only enhance the quality of your post/tweet. If you complete both the participation and assignment aspects of this course, you will already have an easy 40% of your final grade.

The next component is your group project. First off, fill out the posted form, and don’t try to do the project solo, choosing to do this project on your own will only result in 25% penalty on your projects grade. Secondly, communicate with your group members, as soon as the excel sheet with each groups members and emails is posted, contact them. Once you reach out, create a group chat and a google doc, in order to effectively discuss your work, plans, and progress. If a member doesn’t respond, contact the teacher, and the issue will be ironed out. The project options provided range from an infographic series to a PSA, a presentation, and many more. Get creative with your content, communicate with your group, stay on topic, and complete a LEAN canvas to guide you and your group through the project. That is all you need to succeed on this component of the course.

Lastly, is the examination component of EID100. There is a midterm and a final, each worth 20% of your final grade. The content on each exam is very representative of the lecture material. If you participate, take notes, and review, success will come easy. In each week’s lecture, record the topics that are discussed further than the information in the presentation. Some of the material on the slides is brief, although all material that requires more information will be discussed vocally. Also the instructor will give students tips, on what content they may see on the exams, or sample questions. At the end of most lectures, there is the opportunity to participate in a Kahootit.com, which is an interactive Q&A, which may include possible exam questions. Lecture notes are shared through a google docs and can be used to create review material. If you take notes, read the required text, and participate, achieving success on these exams will come easy. In the end, the instructor for this course is very helpful and wants his students to succeed, follow these guidelines, and success in EID100 will be yours.