Talk:Economics Lectures

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Is this course available to anyone? Are there any fees to pay? --VickyP 12:01, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
I've been told the course is free. When does it start and where can I sign up? VickyP 10:26, 19 August 2009 (EDT)
Consider yourself enrolled! We start in about two weeks, Thursday Sept. 3rd, and the course proceeds on a weekly basis from there.--Andy Schlafly 10:29, 19 August 2009 (EDT)

Hi! Can I please be enrolled in your class? That would be great! Thanks so much for offering this class! [User: CougarY10]

You're hereby enrolled. We start Thursday. Welcome.--Andy Schlafly 19:58, 1 September 2009 (EDT)

Hello! I would like to enroll in this class too. Thanks!! --TrishaM 11:29, 4 September 2009 (EDT)

You're in! We officially started yesterday, so please proceed to read Economics Lecture One and post your answers to the assignment at one of the slots here: Economics Homework One Answers. Welcome!--Andy Schlafly 11:31, 4 September 2009 (EDT)

I'd like to sign up too! Thanks so much for doing this!! --KristiM 11:40, 4 September 2009 (EDT)

You're in too! I look forward to grading your first homework here: Economics Homework One Answers. Welcome!--Andy Schlafly 14:40, 4 September 2009 (EDT)

Reading techniques

Do you know of any techniques for imporving reading memory? I read lecture one of your Economics course, and was unable to remember what I just read well enough to answer the questions. Chapters with questions at the end imply to me that some people are able to answer the questions just based on what they remember of what they just read. While some of that might be inate, some might be know-how. One employment exam of a major corporation contained reading comprehansion questions. So I'm wondering if you have any ideas on how to improve reading memory. --Safety 12:29, 5 November 2009 (EST)

It's not a matter of memory, but of comprehensive. Economics is a set of ideas, of principles. As you read, it's essential that you think too, and recognize the underlying logic.--Andy Schlafly 13:02, 5 November 2009 (EST)
I know that in my experience, when dealing with reading comprehension, I always look at the questions first to get all of the key ideas out of the given text. After answering all of the questions adequately, I read the text again. That way, I get all of the essential information out of the text—say to pass a test—as well as the underlying ideals and theories. --Jeffrey W. LauttamusDiscussion 13:06, 5 November 2009 (EST)

Late Enrollment

Is it too late to sign up my daughter for this course? Is it open to non-Americans? Should she create her own account or use mine (I know most wikis have rules against multiple accounts from one address)? Thank you for reading. JamesRP 09:54, 6 September 2009 (EDT)

It's not too late at all, and all may enroll! Welcome. Your daughter can create her own account and thanks for asking.--Andy Schlafly 10:05, 6 September 2009 (EDT)
Thank you. In which case, I would like to enrol. Thank you for giving me the opportunity! AmandaP 10:08, 6 September 2009 (EDT)

Hello Mr. Schlafly, I am aware that this course started almost a week ago, but I was wondering if it would be possible for me to still enroll. Back before the course started, I tried many times to create an account in order to join Conservapedia and enroll specifically in this course, but for some reason I had problems every time until yesterday. (It may have had something to do with the laptop that was with me while I was on vacation last week-- creating an account worked fine once I got on a different computer at home.) Please let me know if enrollment is still possible at this point (I could catch up!), and if not, when you may offer this course again. Thank you very much, LydiaM

Please do join the course! There's time and several students missed the first lecture do to other commitments. Simply read Lecture One and complete and post its homework this weekend, and you'll be caught up!--Andy Schlafly 10:33, 11 September 2009 (EDT)

I would also like to enroll in the course. I will post my homework answers this weekend. -AROM

I look forward to seeing your work. Welcome.--Andy Schlafly 17:22, 11 September 2009 (EDT)

Thank you very much for letting me join the course!! I'll post my homework this weekend-- LydiaM 1:31, 12 September 2009

Welcome again! I look forward to reviewing your answers.--Andy Schlafly 17:22, 11 September 2009 (EDT)

I would like to enroll in your course, even though I know I'm a week behind. As long as it's okay with you, I will post my homework tonight (I already read the lecture and took notes, and would have posted homework earlier today except that I was having problems with a block.) Thank you, Rcarlton Robert Michel

Homework 2


I submitted my homework at while you were grading it. I see now that it appears you've deleted the link to that homework on the homework page because you were grading while I was doing it. I hope you see this and are able to grade my homework.



Your homework is three days late and you're not using your real first name and last initial. This isn't public school.--Andy Schlafly 14:04, 20 September 2009 (EDT)
I apologize. I'm not in the physical class and didn't see any due dates on the talk page or on the assignment. I was honestly unaware the due date was Thursday. Aro is my real first name, M is my last initial. In the future to clear up confusion I will sign differently. -AroM
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and grade your homework now.--Andy Schlafly 14:47, 20 September 2009 (EDT)

Spring course?

I just joined Conservapedia so I know the semester is halfway through already, but just want to note that I am interested in taking this course in the spring, if it is offered again (I hope it is!). Any idea on when a spring course would start, so I can plan ahead? --RobertZ 19:08, 16 October 2009 (EDT)

You can catch up. We haven't had any exams yet (and won't for another 3 weeks), and there is plenty of time for you to get up to speed. I won't teach this Economics course again for perhaps another 2 years, because I rotate through other courses instead.--Andy Schlafly 19:15, 16 October 2009 (EDT)
2 years? - darn. Thank you for the opportunity to catch up though! I am not sure I will have time as I am pretty busy for the next month, but I will give it a shot! --RobertZ 19:35, 16 October 2009 (EDT)