course evaluations

It’s that time, believe it or not.  I’ll give you a bit of time to evaluate the course at the end of class tomorrow, either with your own device or elsewhere in the building.  Here’s the 411 on how:

  1. Visit OR (for smartphones)
  2. Sign in with your net ID and net ID password (forgot your password? Click here:
  3. Complete the evaluation for your instructor(s)
  • Your responses are completely anonymous, and I can only see results after grades are released.
  • They matter: I study the numbers and (especially) the written comments and often learn things that help me improve my teaching from them.
  • They help you: teacher evaluation results are readily accessible to you at

Dos Passos, from THE BIG MONEY

Here’s a little excerpt from Dos Passos’s USA trilogy.  Note that the headlines are nearly identical in form, but that the bios are (arguably) a little weirder and more ironic.  Note, too, that JDP includes another genre of writing, the stream-of-consciousness “Camera Eye” sections, that are like nothing in the Packer book.  They follow the inner musings and impressions of a figure very much like Dos Passos himself and lend a complex, self-reflexive dimension to the trilogy: