• Is there extra credit in your class?

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    No. Extra Credit when it was originally created a long time ago it was for those that "went above and beyond" when it came to their original assignments.  Today those that tend to ask for Extra Credit are those that did not take their originally assigned work seriously and want a "quick fix" for their poor grades. Why should a person who did not do the work that was asked of them originally be rewarded?  You will have enough opportunities to earn yourself the grade that you deserve and if you work hard a grade that you will generally be happy with.

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  • Do you curve tests?

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    No. Again the concept of curving is not being used correctly like that of Extra Credit. If curving is done the way that it is supposed to be done then there should be a set number of A's and a set number of F's with the majority getting C's. So, if I apply the curving principle the way it is supposed to be done that means on every test someone should fail, even if they earned over a 60%. That is the way it should be done, now is that fair?  So, there is no curving in this class. There are generally few F's if any on tests in my class and when students do fail and are asked to say honestly why they failed, 90% of the time they admit that they did not study. Tests in my two courses among myself and my fellow PLC teachers have been administered to thousands of students and are valid. 

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  • Do you give a lot of homework?

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    Depends on your definition of a lot. 80% of your homework in this class will be book readings and taking notes on those readings.

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  • Is it true all quizzes in your class are open note?

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    Yes. As a reward for taking notes I allow you to use them on your quizzes. The only thing is that you must have condensed notes in that you cannot just photo copy the textbook or print it out and use those as notes. You also may not use presentations created by Mr.Gallagher. You need to use the notes that you have taken.  All quizzes are timed and they are not announced ahead of time.

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  • So, If we can use notes on quizzes can we use them on tests?

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    No. On test days it is you and your brain vs the test.

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  • Why is it I can not access your google documents?

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    Generally if you cannot get to one of my Google documents is because you are not logged into your school Google account. The one that ends with @hudson.k12.oh.us.  You need to be logged into your school Google account in the browser you are using to gain access to a protected Google document. Please do not request access to it through another Google account, I will not grant it. Starting 2018-2019 school year the only way to access the online version of the Honors U.S. textbook is by using your @hudson.k12.oh.us  account. Any other google account will not be able to access the textbook

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  • Where are the presentations that you use in class posted?

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    They are all posted at each individual classes' Google Classroom Page. 

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  • How do I find out what homework is due?

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    Look at the particular classes Google Calendar that is posted at this site. The most up to date online information about due dates will be posted at your Google Classroom site.

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  • I am not in your class, can I still use your stuff?

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    By All Means Yes. If you are a student at Hudson City school you can use anything here as long as you are logged into your school google account. As you will notice Mr.McGowan and I share things alot. His podcasts are posted at my site. You will not be able to view things in any of my Google Classrooms though. If you are from outside Hudson City School unfortunately much of this site will be off limits to you. It is a privacy/copywrite issue.

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  • How Do I Get A Hold Of You?

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    Generally the best way to contact me if you cannot see me in class is by email gallaghg@hudson.edu or leave a message at the school 330-653-1416 ext 3367. If a student really needs to get a hold of me you can use the remind app on your phone. Please tell me who you are when you email me or text me.

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