William S. Altman, Ph.D.

Help KeyFrequently Asked Questions

Hi. On this page, you'll find the answers to many general questions that seem to keep coming up.


Contact Information

    1. Where can I find you?
    2. When will you be in your office?
    3. What's your phone number, and when can I call?
    4. What's your email address?
    5. How can I leave papers or other things for you?

Exams and Assignments

    1. I missed a test. Now what?
    2. Can I do extra credit?
    3. Can I turn in my papers late?
    4. Where can I find the reserve readings?
    5. What is the format for our papers?
    6. Can I email you my papers?
    7. If I want to upload my paper to you, what file format does it need to be in?
    8. What homework is due?
    9. When are the exams?
    10. Are the exams cumulative?

Classroom etiquette and other class issues

    1. Do I have to come to class?
    2. What should I do if I have to miss class?
    3. How can I get class notes if I'm absent?
    4. Is it OK to text in class?
    5. Can I use my cell phone in class?
    6. Can I bring my laptop to class?
    7. Do I need the book?
    8. Do I need to bring the book to class?
    9. HELP! I don't have the book yet. What should I do?
    10. Do I need the textbook supplements?
    11. Where can I get extra help with this class?
    12. Where can I get extra help with my papers or wiki assignments?
    13. Can I bring food and drinks to class?
    14. How about some smokes?
    15. Will you give us copies of your PowerPoint slides?
    16. Are the tests open-book?

Technical issues

    1. What do I do if my computer dies?
    2. What can I do if I can't get to the reserve readings online?
    3. How do I sign up for the course mailing list?
    4. How do I get into the course wiki?
    5. Is there a course discussion list?