At the end of previous semesters, we asked students what advice they’d give to students just starting out in COM210. Here’s what they had to say about procrastination, creativity, assignments and more:
“It’s more work than you expect.”
“Be prepared to put a lot of time and effort if you want at least a B.”
“Know that it isn’t easy like everyone says it is. Carve out chunks of time to do the tutorials.”
Welcome to COM210! This can be a challenging course, but most students who leave plenty of time for assignments say that it’s a fun one. Here’s a quick welcome message from me, your professor:
During Week 1, we get started right away with a lot of information and the first assignment. You’ll be meeting your section’s TA and you can always find our contact information on the course About page.
A couple of things I want you to know about COM210:
1. This class is huge. There are more than 500 students enrolled this semester — we would fill every last seat in Todd Auditorium, the largest lecture hall on campus. What this means is that you need to be your own best advocate, and ask for help when you need it.
2. This class is not easy. You should definitely ask for help if you’re struggling, but this course is designed to give you hands-on problem-solving experience, which means it takes time. If you block out that time in your schedule now, you’ll get much more from the course than if you try to rush before deadlines.
3. This class has been substantially revised. The overall structure and learning goals remain the same, but many details have changed. If you have taken this course before or heard about it from other students, be careful to go through this semester’s materials and avoid making assumptions.
This course website for COM210: Multimedia Content Creation is currently under renovation in preparation for the Fall 2016 semester. Any students who need information about the course may contact Prof. Lisa Waananen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this course, it’s important to submit the public URL to your blog post for each assignment to get credit. Unless you have a customized URL set up for your blog, the correct URL will look like http://yourdomain.wordpress.com/date/post-title.
If you click those links, note that only the correct one will bring you directly to the post on the COM210 blog about blogging tips. Doing this correctly is part of learning about online multimedia communication and demonstrating your skills.