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*PF
Message 31 of 54 (48 Views)

Re:

04-23-2003 03:58 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
thanks, Jeff!
I take heart in knowing the Enron ethics and the MTV attemntion span is Not
being Taught! ( I only wish these 'skills' weren't acquired in other ways. -
ah, well. )

Jeff Laurich wrote in message
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> PF,
> Exactly. I am training these people to function in the workplace and part
> of that includes instilling a bit of ethics into them. I know that in
these
> days of Enron, the end result seems to be the only thing that matters.
How
> you get there doesn't play into the equation. Hopefully, my students will
> go to work with a better conscience than caduser.
*Crawford, W. Kirk
Message 32 of 54 (48 Views)

Re: Your Cheatin Heart

04-23-2003 06:56 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
Check out Bill Fane, of the "Learning Curve", method.
bill.fane@cadalyat.com

He has a lisp routine that writes Login ID, Time, and Date as extended data.

Later
Kirk
*Crawford, W. Kirk
Message 33 of 54 (48 Views)

Re:

04-23-2003 07:01 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
Lets try this e-mail address.
bill.fane@cadalyst.com

Much better

Later
Kirk
*Laurich, Jeff
Message 34 of 54 (48 Views)

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04-23-2003 10:12 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
These are adults, my friend. I don't think talking to their parents will
matter.

You are right that they don't care about the class if they are cheating but
to "leave them alone" as you suggested is unfair to the 13 other students
who have busted their butts to get all the work done.

By the way, I give equal attention to all of my students.

"cad user" wrote in message
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> I did not slander you so what's your problem? If they are cheating they
> don't care about the class. You should spend your efforts on the ones
that
> are very interested and having trouble. You are giving attention to the
> wrong students. Advise their parents and let them take care of it.
> "Jeff Laurich" wrote in message
> news:7F166BEF09C28F5399C0011410CE1D62@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > PF,
> > Exactly. I am training these people to function in the workplace and
part
> > of that includes instilling a bit of ethics into them. I know that in
> these
> > days of Enron, the end result seems to be the only thing that matters.
> How
> > you get there doesn't play into the equation. Hopefully, my students
will
> > go to work with a better conscience than caduser.
> >
> > "PF" wrote in message
> > news:5350C71E75CCB5AC6C7D58E2CF165B84@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > that only encourages them! - Jeff has a point - and a problem... and I
> > > encourage him to "try" to at least illustrate to his students they
will
> be
> > > under greater scrutiny in the future.
> > >
> > >
> > > cad user wrote in message
> > > news:34EBC26F2214C8483A2B72202161B6E1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > Leave them alone.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Laurich, Jeff
Message 35 of 54 (48 Views)

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04-23-2003 10:13 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
That's what I figured, but wan't sure how AutoCAD assigned handles.

"Tracy W. Lincoln" wrote in message
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> You can also LIST objects and check their HANDLE...
> if multiple objects all have the same handles in two separate files than
the file
> is identical.
>
> *******************************************************
> Please, DO NOT send technical requests to me via private e-mail
> *******************************************************
>
> Tracy W. Lincoln, Assistant Moderator
> Autodesk Discussion Groups Forum Moderator Program
>
>
*Caudle, Marshall
Message 36 of 54 (48 Views)

Re: Your Cheatin Heart

04-23-2003 08:41 PM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
If it's a Technical College where they paid money to attend - then they are
cheating no one but themselves.

Years ago I audited an AutoCAD class and found it interesting that the
instructor graded a CAD file not on the drawing but how much memory it took
to do the drawing. At the time I actually had a later version of AutoCAD
than the school and better equipment at home, but I did learn the value of
"memory efficiency" in producing CAD drawings and even today my CAD drawing
files are a lot smaller than many others doing the same type of drawings.
*Black, Craig
Message 37 of 54 (48 Views)

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04-23-2003 09:56 PM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
Marshall,
I work with Jeff - and that's the first thing that we do; check the number
of entities in the drawing. If its not the same as our "check" drawing, 5%
off right off the bat... (these are not terribly extravagant drawings)...

Craig Black
ATC Manager
Fox Valley Technical College

"Marshall Caudle" wrote in message
news:B8DCF67E81E51602192CD8CF89151312@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> If it's a Technical College where they paid money to attend - then they
are
> cheating no one but themselves.
>
> Years ago I audited an AutoCAD class and found it interesting that the
> instructor graded a CAD file not on the drawing but how much memory it
took
> to do the drawing. At the time I actually had a later version of AutoCAD
> than the school and better equipment at home, but I did learn the value of
> "memory efficiency" in producing CAD drawings and even today my CAD
drawing
> files are a lot smaller than many others doing the same type of drawings.
>
>
*jemery0630
Message 38 of 54 (48 Views)

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04-24-2003 12:22 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
I am not trying to be offensive, but I only ask becuase I am considering
teaching nights at a locate tech school and am interested others grading
policies and approached thanks.

5% for an extra entity? Even though the drawings are extremely simple, what
if a student was to accidently add a point somewhere, which i believe is
considered an entity? 5 points off for a extra point? I agree that the
number of entities should be close. A big diffrence would show that the
student may have exploded his or her dimensions or done something worse.
Which should result in losing some grade points, But to grade on entity
counts? What if a student chose to use a pline instead of lines? They would
be short some entities, correct? There are many ways to construct a drawing
in ACAD.

I use to teach ACAD and graded students on their understanding of the
software and drafting approaches. its true I used to grade the paper drawing
and also picked through the electronic files to assure that dimenisons were
associative and that the student was using autocad and its tools usefully to
save time and were learning the software. But to grade on entity count and
drawing size, what if the student forgot to purge a drawing by accident.
Points off? I'd bring it to there attention so that they understand that
drawing file size is important, but wouldnt deduct points from them unless
they still didnt purge after they were told too a couple of times.

"Craig Black" wrote in message
news:F849E923FD5646E32D69B495966C5F46@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Marshall,
> I work with Jeff - and that's the first thing that we do; check the number
> of entities in the drawing. If its not the same as our "check" drawing,
5%
> off right off the bat... (these are not terribly extravagant drawings)...
>
> Craig Black
> ATC Manager
> Fox Valley Technical College
>
> "Marshall Caudle" wrote in message
> news:B8DCF67E81E51602192CD8CF89151312@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > If it's a Technical College where they paid money to attend - then they
> are
> > cheating no one but themselves.
> >
> > Years ago I audited an AutoCAD class and found it interesting that the
> > instructor graded a CAD file not on the drawing but how much memory it
> took
> > to do the drawing. At the time I actually had a later version of
AutoCAD
> > than the school and better equipment at home, but I did learn the value
of
> > "memory efficiency" in producing CAD drawings and even today my CAD
> drawing
> > files are a lot smaller than many others doing the same type of
drawings.
> >
> >
>
>
*Jordan, B
Message 39 of 54 (48 Views)

Re:

04-24-2003 01:14 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
I was also wondering about this. I was thinking of examples, and you
mentioned some of them. Sometimes I need to use lines instead of plines
just because of what my end result will be.

I was also wondering if students are rewarded if they are able to do it with
fewer entities (except those that try to create one entity!).

I assume topics like MTEXT vs regular text, and DIMASSOC (dimaso) are
explained to the students.

Bruce


"jemery0630" wrote in message
news:7FA2E505606C0072C508C37B84DD33D8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I am not trying to be offensive, but I only ask becuase I am considering
> teaching nights at a locate tech school and am interested others grading
> policies and approached thanks.
>
> 5% for an extra entity? Even though the drawings are extremely simple,
what
> if a student was to accidently add a point somewhere, which i believe is
> considered an entity? 5 points off for a extra point? I agree that the
> number of entities should be close. A big diffrence would show that the
> student may have exploded his or her dimensions or done something worse.
> Which should result in losing some grade points, But to grade on entity
> counts? What if a student chose to use a pline instead of lines? They
would
> be short some entities, correct? There are many ways to construct a
drawing
> in ACAD.
>
> I use to teach ACAD and graded students on their understanding of the
> software and drafting approaches. its true I used to grade the paper
drawing
> and also picked through the electronic files to assure that dimenisons
were
> associative and that the student was using autocad and its tools usefully
to
> save time and were learning the software. But to grade on entity count and
> drawing size, what if the student forgot to purge a drawing by accident.
> Points off? I'd bring it to there attention so that they understand that
> drawing file size is important, but wouldnt deduct points from them unless
> they still didnt purge after they were told too a couple of times.
>
> "Craig Black" wrote in message
> news:F849E923FD5646E32D69B495966C5F46@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Marshall,
> > I work with Jeff - and that's the first thing that we do; check the
number
> > of entities in the drawing. If its not the same as our "check" drawing,
> 5%
> > off right off the bat... (these are not terribly extravagant
drawings)...
> >
> > Craig Black
> > ATC Manager
> > Fox Valley Technical College
> >
> > "Marshall Caudle" wrote in message
> > news:B8DCF67E81E51602192CD8CF89151312@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > If it's a Technical College where they paid money to attend - then
they
> > are
> > > cheating no one but themselves.
> > >
> > > Years ago I audited an AutoCAD class and found it interesting that the
> > > instructor graded a CAD file not on the drawing but how much memory it
> > took
> > > to do the drawing. At the time I actually had a later version of
> AutoCAD
> > > than the school and better equipment at home, but I did learn the
value
> of
> > > "memory efficiency" in producing CAD drawings and even today my CAD
> > drawing
> > > files are a lot smaller than many others doing the same type of
> drawings.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Hickey, Jason
Message 40 of 54 (48 Views)

Re: Your Cheatin Heart

04-24-2003 05:03 AM in reply to: *Laurich, Jeff
Jeff,

I've been in your described situation, only from the student's point.
Here's my story:

We were in a small CAD class at a community college. Our final exam was to
draw all the parts of a C-Clamp and then do an assembly drawing. We were
"allowed" to carry a copy of the software (Generic CADD) home to work on
our project. We were allowed to work in 2 person teams, which a friend and
I did. We each had our own set of drawings, and each was
different. I carried my drawings back and forth to school on a floppy
disk. The night after I turned my final in (I was proud of it....and had
worked very hard on it), the instructor (a part timer) called me at home.
He said that I had cheated, he was very upset, and that the only way I could
make up for it was to have a hand drawing of the assembly in his hands by
noon the next day. He said that three of us had cheated, and not to try to
go to the dean about it, because he would have us expelled. I was upset,
needless to say, but knew that I had to do what he wanted to keep from
getting an "F" in the class. I stayed up, literally, all night working on
it, missed work the next day, and finally finished. On the way to the
class, I called my partner in the class, and she said that she was told the
same thing, and thought she knew who had done the cheating. When I got to
his office, he took it and apologized to me. Seems like this guy in the
class (a real slacker) had seen me working on mine and copied my floppy when
I wasn't looking (we were back and forth to the plotter). He re-named the
files, plotted them out, and turned them in as his own work. He finally
confessed when put under pressure. I was told that the assembly drawing
would count for extra credit, but it ended up not counting for anything (I
really wanted that one back, I was VERY proud of it.). I was not a happy
camper for days, but finally put it behind me.

I guess what I'm saying is, please make sure that the person you accuse is
really guilty. That's been well over 10 years ago, and I'm still not quite
over it.


--
Jason Hickey

Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc.
1102 South 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205
(205) 879-4462
www.gmcnetwork.com
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