Saturday, May 28, 2011

One Week Complete

The first week is complete and a lot has been accomplished. The students have moved into their Spanish homes, familiarized themselves with Sevilla, and started their classes.

This is the Statics class. The students have covered the first 4 chapters in the text, learned how to use Mathcad, and had their first exam.

This Dr. Mark Vaughn's Thermodynamics class. They have covered the first three chapters and will be ready for a test on Monday.

Things happen fast in a summer session. Our normal schedule is to start class at 9:00 and continue to a break at 10:45, resume class at 11:15 and continue to 1:30. That is a lot of time to spend on Statics or Thermodynamics in a day. We cover the new material, do practice problems, answer all the questions, and move on. After the morning class, which ends at 1:30, the students go home for a lunch and siesta. The afternoon classes start at 5:00 and go to 7:30. It makes a long day.

With a weekend to themselves, many of the students took the train to Cadiz and will stay overnight. On Monday, I will try to get one of them to provide pictures and a story.

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