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You will be attending a daily 1-hour discussion section in small groups with a Section Leader. For short, we just call this part of the class “section.”
We have a large team of wonderful Section Leaders, whose jobs are to facilitate each of these sections. One of them will specifically be your section leader for the entire course. You and a group of about 7 other students will attend their section every day. We hope you will all get to know each other throughout the course.
Here’s how a standard section might work:
Section works best when everybody participates and interacts with each other. If you have an idea for how to solve part of a problem or have a question about anything, please share it during your section. Our goal with section is to make sure you understand everything as well as you can.
Staying up to date on the course material will help you get the most out of your discussion sections. That way, you’ll all be able to spend more time working on sample problems. Section will cover material from the day's lectures. Before attending your section every evening, please do your best to:
And of course, please be respectful and considerate throughout this course, including (and especially) during your section. CS Bridge is a diverse and wonderful community. Please keep an open mind and engage fully and positively.
These are just our general guidelines. During your first section, your section leader will describe their own specific section norms and goals that they’d like to focus on with all of you.
You will be added to an Ed group specifically for your section. This group will include you, your section leader, and about 8 of your classmates. You’ll all meet each other in your first section.
If you need to get in touch specifically with your section leader, make a private post (to staff only) in this group.
Sections will be held as a group video call over Zoom. Download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" version 5.1.2 here: https://zoom.us/download
See your section’s Ed page for the specifics about how to attend your section from your computer (e.g. a Zoom link to your section’s video call). Your schedule with all of the Zoom links you need will be posted on your section Ed page.
You will attend the same section at the same time every evening (there might be a slight change on a day when there's a social activity but your Section Leader will make sure you are aware of this).
You will find your full schedule on your Ed section page.
Sections start the first night of the course (Tuesday, August 4th)!
We want to make sure that everybody in CS Bridge is in an environment that they feel comfortable in. This includes during section. To protect your privacy, do not share any personal information in section (this includes contact information or last name).
Finally, while we hope this will not be the case for anyone at any point during this course, if you encounter any misconduct during section or otherwise, please refer to the "process for reporting misconduct" outlined at the bottom of the general course information page. Creating and maintaining a safe and open community is of utmost importance to us.
We will answer your questions as they come up.
Please see: http://online.csbridge.org/en/resources/student-faq.html