English II Announcements & Extra Credit Opportunities!

Important Reminders & Announcements!

Extra Credit! 5th Six Weeks

Take the Harvard IAT test! If you complete three of these tests and screenshot me the results, then you get +5 on an essay. Watch this background video before you take the test to learn more about them.

Link to the test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Note: Because of the nature of these tests, I promise that I will just check the screenshot, write down that you have earned the extra credit and delete your results. I will not share anyone’s results or even general results with the class. My goal is to not make anyone feel bad or certainly not to judge you (that would defeat the purpose of the test). It’s simply to learn about ourselves.  Also, while these tests are developed by Harvard researchers, they’re not completely reliable or there is controversy about what they actually measure. Because I believe in looking at all sides of an issues, here are some articles on critiques of the test if you’re interested https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/201101/does-the-implicit-association-test-iat-really-measure-racial-prejudice and http://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/07-08/psychometric.aspx

And here are some explanations of the results so you understand what they mean (please read these so you don’t get any wrong ideas about what your results mean.)

 https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/background/faqs.html#faq8