Please read the RPE requirements first.
Each student in the class must select ONE of the RPEs listed below to complete. Each RPE team consists of 2 or 3 people. The timeslot for each RPE is indicated in the class schedule handout. All of the class will be sorted into RPE groups by Friday May 22. Students MUST form groups with classmates within THEIR SECTION only. Please send email to (8:30-9:20 class (sec1)) firstname.lastname@example.org, or (9:30-10:20 class (sec2)) email@example.com before May 20. NOTE: Requests received before May 11 at 9:20am will be ignored. You may indicate any of: which RPE topic you prefer, which team of that RPE you prefer, whom you prefer to work with on your team. If you request teammates, these people must be cc'ed on your request (and must be willing to join you). You will slotted into an RPE, as e-mail is received, so this is more or less first-come, first-served. Students who do not express a preference will be slotted into the remaining spots on RPEs. You will be able to see where you have been slotted in, by visiting the course website and following the RPE link. The list of students assigned to RPEs will be continuously updated on the course website, to show what is still available to select. Please note that the "endgame" for getting students positioned into RPE teams is always a little bit "tricky"; students e-mailing at the last minute may find out that they cannot get their first preference and will simply be put where there is a remaining need. On the positive side: all students should in fact be capable of arguing on either of the sides of any of the RPEs. It is often an enjoyable challenge to discover arguments to make for a position that seems, on the surface, quite opposite to your own inclinations.
Please note that all students are expected to ATTEND all RPEs, to present questions to the teams in the discussion period. The TAs will be registering attendance and recording your participation. In addition, both teams in the RPE will be required to post up their position statements on the newsgroup in advance of the RPE timeslot. Since our class size is in fact somewhat large, the newsgroup often becomes an ideal forum to voice opinions on the topic after the RPE (and should be perceived as the place where you can add your comments, if you were unable to register your question as part of the audience, during the RPE).
All students will also complete Assignment 6, due by class time on Jul 29, which records the RPEs attended (and includes a longer commentary on ONE of the RPEs).
To find out when a particular RPE will take place, please refer to the timetable. If you haven't been allocated a slot yet, please send your TOP THREE preferences (RPE# + A/B) and keep in mind that not all RPEs listed below may be in the timetable so do check first.
|Team A (830-920)||Team B (830-920)|
|RPE1||RPE1 in Sec 1 will be Open Discussion of this topic ... run by TAs on this date in timetable|
Han Se L.
|Team A (930-1020)||Team B (930-1020)|
|RPE4||RPE4 in Sec 2 will be Open Discussion of this topic... run by TAs on this date in timetable|