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Okay, who wants a digital copy of my thesis? It's all done!

I've reformatted it so it's not so darn impossible to read, and I have it saved as a PDF so that it's easier to read on the screen or on paper. Leave me your email address in the comments, or send it to me as an LJ message.

If you'd prefer a hard-copy, message me so we can work out printing and postage costs.
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need some help with MS Excel 2007

Hello!  I am stuck.  I'm trying to figure out mid-semester grades for my students without having to individually calculate each one.  With Excel 2003 I could just highlight the cells in the "final grades" column and press ctrl+v to make one formula for one row work for the rest.  That doesn't seem to be working.

Here's what I want to do:

Example Student A has 124 points for Assmt 1, 26 pts for Assmt 2, 85 pts for Assmt 3 and 76 pts for Assmt 4.  There are a total of 380 points available at this time.  I can get the sum of each column easily; it's dividing by the total points available that has got me riled up.  The formula I've been able to use in the past is this: "=SUM(B2:K2)/380".  That will not copy and paste into other cells; it only puts in another cell name to the formula for the cell it's copying from. What do I do so that I don't have to pull out my calculator every time I want to tell someone their midsemester grade?

Thanks for any and all help.


The new Editorializing Forum, a radical feminist discussion/consciousness-raising board, is up and running.  Please go over and join!

To keep asshole MRAs and trolls out of what I’m envisioning to be a relatively safe space, I have implemented a couple of measures.  First, I must approve your membership.  If your username/email is the same as you use to blog or to post at the IBTP Forum, you’ll get approved quickly.  If you’re a lurker at either my blog or the IBTP forum, and/or I don’t recognize your username or email, you’ll be moved into a New Member group where you’ll have Read-Only access to most of the forum and limited posting access to the New Editorializers board.  If you find yourself unable to post anywhere except there, please post there explaining who you are and why you want to be an Editorializer.  Again, bear in mind that this is not to punish or scare off potential members but to keep assholes out of our space.  I appreciate your patience as I work to keep the forum safe from those with ill intent.

I should say that the forum is open to men who are pro-/feminist.  Those of you who are opposed to this may consider not joining the Editorializing Forum.  This aspect of the forum is unlikely to change, as I believe that working with some men is important to the future of the feminist movement.

Please feel free to invite your radfem and radfem-curious friends to join the boards.  The goal of the forum is to practice consciousness-raising and to promote feminist activism both online and off.  I hope to see many of you there.



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book meme

Via Hoyden About Town.

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish, underline the ones that you really want to read but haven't yet and strike-through the ones you don't want to even touch.


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From "Voices and Silences In Our Classrooms" by Bell and Golombisky

So we try to set the stage early (and often) for our standards with
each assignment we make. Elizabeth explains that "C" work successfully
fulfills the requirements of the assignment: if a student does exactly what
was asked of her, then that work earns a grade of C. Students struggle with
the concept: "But I did the work required, isn't that an A?" "No," she
responds. "When you exceed the expectations for an assignment, that's a
B. When you surprise me, delight me, and teach me something new, then
that's an A. And I always share A work with the entire class. We know it
when we see it." With standards and models of excellence made explicit,
the new bargain we make with students is not about shaming: it's about the
work. (301)