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You are, in general, working in a less forgiving environment than usual because partners share grades and I am very concerned about one team member pulling down the grade of another. Be on time and follow instructions. "Oops!" doesn't work in this environment. Get it right the first time.
On time submission. Very important. Severe penalties.
The JES process is not a typical paper-writing process. All instructions exist for a reason. Even if you cannot see that reason please follow them.
The JES process includes stages where you work with your partner and important stages when you do not. Do NOT interpret or analyze your films in detail with one another when selecting films, topics, or such. (Of course you can communicate about the mechanics of meeting and such, or worries about instructions, but not the content of your thoughts on the films.) The whole point is to have different perspectives. You will find that you cannot score well on JES submissions if you have over-talked your interpretations of a film before the appropriate time in the process.
All email correspondence copies me and your partner. Please ALWAYS DO THIS—except where I specifically tell you not to contact your partner.
Reasoning behind this, if you are curious:
- Why you copy your partner when writing me. Since grades are shared on some submissions, copying your partner when submitting to me allows your partner to confirm that you completed the assignment correctly and on time (since your partner will share your late submission penalty) and can check the contents to confirm as well that those contents match his/her description of the meeting or whatever (since your partner will share the grade on the quality of the submission).
- Why you copy me when writing your partner. I observe the exchanges to monitor the health of the team, to step in if there was an error that will cause trouble for you, and so on. There are a lot of reasons.
All email correspondence to me, and hopefully to each other, maintains the following subject line pattern for JES work even when it is not a submission:
It might improve your score.
Attach the form when requested to attach the form / paste into email when requested to paste into email. Please don't mix these up.
You will receive an ACCEPTED or NOT YET ACCEPTED email from me. Watch for this so that you can resubmit quickly if your submission was not accepted.
Read the instructions for the step before submitting, please! I don't have time for resubmission requests.
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The jump links are inconveniently located here, in my hope that you will review the above instructions before each step :-)