Saturday, March 22, 2008


Since Joelle asked, and since a few of you asked me last week before we left -

You do NOT have to post during spring break. Either comments or your analysis.

Relax. Well, finish your paper, I need those.

Have a nice break -

Saturday, March 15, 2008


For those people that I've missed:

~Paper - official due date is Thursday. If that stresses you, feel free to email it to me over Break (please not on the Sunday before we return...). :) That will give me time to go over them during Break and still get the grades done. If you have questions or are running into walls, email me.

~Test - unknown for unit 3. Officially, April 11th. Truthfully, there is NO WAY we will be able to finish this unit by then. I'll keep you posted.

~Retests for unit 2. I'd like all people that haven't taken the unit 2 test yet to have it done by Wednesday. Then, I can give you your tests back for you to look over during Break - we'll go over the test when we get back, and retests can start that week. Because of that, the unit 2 test will NOT go on Quarter 3 grades - to do that, retests would have to be done by that Friday (I think it's the 4th) and that just won't happen. So I need to reconfigure your grades.

Some links for you:

Marginal Analysis:
And Part II: These 2 will make more sense as we go through things next week.

And Part II:

Costs & Shutdown:


Short run/Long run:

Long Run ATC:

Types of competition:

I'll get more of the PC graphs posted after we get into it more next week. :)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Back from the dead...

Hey guys -

I will be back at work tomorrow, but I am on kind of a "limited mobility" type of thing - too much walking & talking leads me to cough my bloody head off. Not pretty. Unfortunately, my illness has affected you guys the most. My schedule is shot.

I know some of you have turned in a rough draft of your paper, and a few of you emailed it to me. I am not able to stay up more than 6 hours right now without feeling like a truck has run me over (yeah, that will make it EXTRA fun freshmen with a sub for a week, and me already exhausted by the time I get to them...can't wait!). Tomorrow morning, I'll double check when my quarter grades are due, and will probably kick the paper's due date back until about a week before grades are due. That will hopefully give me time to read through the rough drafts, time for you to re-write as needed, and then time for me to re-read them.

It also kind of kicks unit 3 around a little. I will be restructuring tomorrow morning as much as I can - it might be Tuesday before I can say for sure how this will be affecting us overall. We will have to move a little faster, which might hurt some of you.

I can say - the faster you learn the terms for this unit on costs, the easier this unit will be, and the faster it will come to you. That's been true no matter what. :)

See you tomorrow -


Saturday, March 01, 2008


I have no clue why copying the URL that Phil left (which is identical to the one I had in there, really...) made it work. But I'm glad it is. I forgot to bring home the grading sheet for the blogs, so Phil & those who commented there - I'll update your grades on Monday. :) Thanks for the link, no clue what happened before. Crazy computers.

If you haven't already, look one post down to view the prez on economic policy. I'm curious at your analysis.

Okay - animated gif files on CS & PS:

Reminder: If you choose to turn in a rough draft for your paper for 3rd quarter project grade, it needs to be in by Friday. This isn't a requirement, but could be considered extra credit, because I might be able to steer you in the direction you need to go. It will be graded as a college term paper - something you will all get to know very well in the next year. :) If you forgot what it needs to be, check your syllabus. If you've lost the syllabus, check Edline. If you hate Edline...well, then you're kinda out of luck.

Also - we are on track to test for unit 2 on Wednesday. That means that retests for unit 1 need to be finished by Tuesday. You can retest as many times as you want, I'll take the highest score. The unit 2 test is similar to unit 1 - 50 m/c questions, with about the first 20 or so straight from old released AP exams. Chapters 4-7 in Mankiw.

Go take a look at some of your peers' blogs - there's some great discussions going on!