Last night I read about Silicon Valley North and success characteristics of a silicon valley. I also read some stuff about scientists critiquing their own fields from a feminist perspective. Speaking of my own field of science I have some statistics tests to grade this evening and I graded one question on the poisson process last night for all the tests. I also have gotten the respect of another student of data mining by telling him that I know a little Russian, Finnish, German and Estonian. He is studying Japanese this summer and values other language abilities. I have been talking to him all spring term in the library whenever we meet and also I bumped into him at an academic bookstore downtown once this spring term.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
I am volunteering a little today and yesterday. I will also volunteer for 28 hours this weekend.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Well this course requires this one essay then a final exam. The exam is in mid August. One of school friends who also has a mental illness is writing a mid term test in statistics tonight at 7 PM. I helped him with some concepts from multiple regression while we smoked in front of the library. I couldn't directly answer his question but I helped him understand the whys and hows of making multiple regression models. He asked about the sequential sum of squares something I don't know about.
Now I just need to make sure the ibid's and supras are in italics and I am done. I will though see a writing tutor this morning for one more read through with someone else. I will then make any final corrections and print at school or come home and print and then take the paper back before 4 PM today, the official due date and time for the paper.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Saturday, June 18, 2005
I have also watched most of lecture #7. I have watched a good part of lecture #2 for the second time now. I hope to watch lecture #11 when it airs. But watching lectures is not as useful right now as doing my essay which means I need to be clear about exactly which lectures cover judicial review and also read more judicial review sources.
I know I'll cover the Oaks test and sketch that test out. I have about half an hour to do that tonight then I will rest my legal studies for the weekend.
I read the graduate school calendar for the graduate school regulations. So I know the rules generally for graduate school.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
I am printing using my Epson 820 photo stylus.
I read some more of an MA thesis today about cyborgs and feminism. I borrowed a book on Monday about addictions and writing.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
But I have almost read now all the required sources and last night felt the anger and arguments rising about feminism and the Supreme court and the Charter but then I slept without getting the arguments down. I do know that I support feminism and the law and this is my own voice that I need to add to the paper. I have started the paper with a sketch of the idea and concept of judical review.
Monday, June 13, 2005
or on my personal home page at this address http://www3.sympatico.ca/ptimusk/LAWS4908.html.
This will be the same time as my final week of essay writing so I should work hard on my essay this week and get it mostly done this week.
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Saturday, June 11, 2005
I just read two Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics papers. One concerned literacy and had nothing to say about crime or victimisation. The other concerned disabilites and did include information about people with disabilities and victimisation but I did not read the whole report. I read about employment statistics of those with disabilities but not about victimisation statistics. Employment of those of us with disabilities concerns me highly.
My TA work is going according to schedule. The renewal of effort on public law studies is proving successful.
I was able to watch the first third of lecture #1. It was a review of the common political theorists in English language political philosophy namely, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbs, and Locke. We also covered the course outline and the basics of the defintion of law in terms of its relation to society, behaviour and politics. I hope to watch the rest of lecture #1 before 3:30 this morning.
I also read chapter 1 in
- Cheffins, Ronald I. & Johnson, Patricia A. The Revised Canadian Constitution: Politics as Law (Toronto: McGraw Hill, 1986).
- This chapter mostly covered the constitutional changes of 1982. There was some interesting comments on Trudeau and his motives. I could also use a few quotes for my essay, from this chapter to introduce judical review and the charter perhaps.
Friday, June 10, 2005
I will also tonight over night be completing marking the Minitab questions to the first assignment in our basic statistics course. I just read some stuff on the valid regions for parameters lambda 3 and lambda 4 for the Generalised Lambda Distribution (GLD) in a book on this topic. I understood what they did to find the valid regions but did not follow the text too closely.
I am learning to read his power point slides as I watch the lectures. I need to return two tapes now 6 & 7 by Monday 8 am. But I have no work this weekend, no TA classroom duties, and very little active volunteering to do this weekend. I do have a 14 hour on call shift but that should be quiet. I also have a union meeting mid day Sunday and need to prepare a bit for that. I also have some marking of statistics assignments to do but am started that and it should take no more than three more hours to do that marking.
I also have my paper to start writing and the recent lectures are covering our essay topic so things are going well with that again. I have read almost all the required sources now and done a little thinking about the topic as I watched the lectures.
I am working on a linux computer install right now and may be going to help deliver the newspapers.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
I also gave a talk on recovery yesterday and was a big hit. I got a lot of compliments.
I have been active on the aoir list discussing social science technical training and statistical training.
I have some 40 assignments to mark and should get those started today. The students generally worked hard with me to get good answers so I hope their marks reflect this. I will try to mark all the minitab questions today and finish off the marking tomorrow. I am skipping out on suicide intervention training that I was supposed to attend today and tomorrow but I have too much work and school work to complete.
I have been steadily reading Hogg on amendments and have read about 71 pages of Hogg. I need to read another 180 pages. I also need to read more Plato and other books.
Friday, June 03, 2005
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Speaking of law school I checked out an LSAT guide book that costs 60$ at a book store in a mall. These books stores were my high school haunts back in the middle 1970's. I read science fiction books bought in these stores in those days.
I am just completing printing the lecture slides for this week. The lecture starts in 1.75 hours.
Next Wednesday I am taking part in a recovery forum at a local social service centre. This will be part of my board duties. I will also display a work of art at this forum for sale. The work is a ready made and I will price it at 250$. It is titled Vintage Keyboard. Then on Thursday and Friday I will train in ASSIST suicide intervention. I will then have Saturday off of working except for the newspaper delivery help I do. Then on Sunday the 12th we have a union meeting at noon.
Speaking of union activity I will have a health and safety meeting next Wednesday at 9 am at school. This is for my health and safety representitive duties. We have our summer retreat for this local coming up in June possibly on the 21st.
I have been reading at a slightly slower pace this past week and am increasing my reading this week. I may have spent about three hours now working on the public law course and since the last time I accounted for this I have spent about 5 more hours. I have had about 10 hours of lectures now and put in about 23 hours out of class time including required readings, extra recommended readings and also talking or listening to the professor in his office hours. So I am at 23/60 or about .37:1 hours out of class to in class for the total course. For the present time in the course schedule I am at about 2.3/1 so slightly better than recommended by the simple year:class time ratio.
The spring term paper topic is available now and I have printed the main sources for this term paper.