Saturday, February 21, 2009

Questions My Students are Asking...

Hi professor Doyle how r u today? this is XXX... well i am sending you this yahoo message because I am having a small problem with the LAB work u assigned us. well the problem is the understanding or the assignment, do I have to do the LAB week one? you now the assignments with the pages from the book , although i don't have the book at this moment i am not eligible to finish the assignment i was wondering what i should do?

Hey XXX:
Go to and navigate to our class web page. Log-on to the page by typing your last name first, then first name, then your GCC student ID. We are in week#1 now, so you need to do the work for week#1 before Saturday night. Do only the links marked as lessons or quizes. The lessons ask you to draw a conclusion based on the limited information in the question. There is nothing else to read, either in the book or online. You must guest the answers based on the question.

Hey Mr. Doyle, Im XXX from your English 190 class from 8:15 to 9:16. I was wondering how im really supppose to do this assignment because when i put my name, last name and I.D. number, it doesnt work, it just keeps on saying page error....So i was wondering if you can tell me how to access it right...okay Mr. Doyle.....Thank you.

Hey XXX,

I just checked it from home and it's working for me.....are you sure you're not hitting RESET instead of SUBMIT? Use SUBMIT. Also, it might not work if you have a poor connection to the internet. Try it again...


Hello Mr. Doyle,
I just wanted to double cheek that you received my work for week one. Could you email me back as soon as you receive it .


190 ( T-TH 10:45-11:47) at GCC


I checked my data and yes, your info is getting through.

p.s. Don't worry, I publish your check-in record every Monday

Hi professor Dennis Doyle this is XXX from your english 190 class, i needed some clarifying for the lab work thats due on Saturday morning. Just to confirm that im doing the right thing because im not 100% positive on what to do. For week #1 we're supposed to do lessons 94A, 94B, and 94c right? If so, are we supposed to read the selection from the media to get the answers for the questions asked on 94a, 94b, and 94c? Or are we supposed to get the information from the book, if we do i must've missed that part. thanks for the help.

Hi Mr. Doyle
Im XXX, your student of Glendale College class ENG 190.
I was trying to do the Lab. Work 1st week, but about lessons 94 A,B and C I am not pretty sure how to do it, please can you explain me a little bit that point.
Thank you


Hello Prof. Doyle,
My name is XXX and I am in your 10:15am class. I was unable to do the lab work. Reason being i didnt not understand the questions. Did we need to reand something from the book? or online? I am very responsiable about my work. this i can say will only be the time I am late with my work. Can you please explain to me how we where suppossed to answet the questions.

Thank You


No, with the 94A,94B, etc. lessons, you need to simply guess the answer based on the small amount of information given in the question. The questions are not based on any other outside readings from the media or from the book. They are trying to build in you the ability to draw a conclusion based on limited information. Give it a try. These lessons are kinda hard at first and most people only get about half of them right at first crack.