Instructions on how to hand in assignments
(last updated June 20, 2001)
Geography Instructor for Santa Clara University
To e-mail Alan:
- Questions by e-mail are welcome, but assignments are almost
never accepted by e-mail. DO NOT e-mail me assignments without
permission. I cannot accept technical difficulties as an excuse
for a late paper! To be sure I receive it in a format I can read,
please both copy and paste the document into the message area,
AND attach the document as an .rtf file (see directions below).
- Open your e-mail account and prepare a new message addressed
& Cc it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Never type more than a short note directly into e-mail. Type
your assignment in a word processor. Then, highlight the entire
document and copy & paste it directly into the e-mail message.
- You can also "attach" most documents to e-mail
provided the file is not too large (DO NOT try to e-mail me many
maps or pictures at once). I may not have the program on my computer
to open your attachment, so to be sure - ALWAYS highlight the
entire document and copy & paste it directly into the e-mail
message along with the attachment.
- Hint: Saving your word processing document in "Rich
Text Format" (.rtf) before attaching it makes it much easier
to open and reduces the risk of viruses. When you choose 'save
as' the dialogue box should have the option to save in different
formats including rtf.
- You must correctly fill in the subject heading box with an
abbreviated description of what you are sending. If it is blank
or sounds like junk mail, it may be deleted.
- You must sign your name and tell me which class you're in
within the text of the message.
To Submit Assignments on Disc:
If you submit assignments on disk, hand in copies on two discs
in case one doesn't work. Be sure to keep a copy! Please write
'Mac' or 'PC' on the disc label, along with the program format(s)
that your assignment was written in (i.e.Word 6.0, Wordperfect
3.5). Don't hand in a disc with other documents that aren't backed
up or that you need right away.
To Submit Assignments on Dead Trees*
Let's try to save *paper and the environment by always:
printing on both sides whenever possible
reducing the font and margin sizes
single spacing (I'm not blind yet)
double check the document before you execute the print job
print it out on the back of misprints (strike out the side
you don't want me to read)
print out on high recycled content, non-chlorine bleached
print out on hemp paper or other sustainable fiber sources
Avoid the dreaded "PRESERVE" stamp on your assignment.