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Re: LAST DAY...two left

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 ```Adapted from Al Pacino's speech in the movie "Any Given Sunday." I don't know what to say really. 4 days to the biggest final of our graduate student lives all comes down to these evaluations. Either we finish them as a class or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch, play by play till we're finished. We are in hell right now, ladies and gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and not get our free bonus points or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One course evaluation, at a time. Now I can't do it for you. I've already done mine. You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of variance. So is statistics. Because in either game life or statistics the margin for standard error is so small. I mean one degree of freedom too small or too big you don't quite make it. One uncorrelated residual, or unweighted indicator regression and you don't quite fit the model. The free points we need are right in front of us. They are in these two unfinished course evaluations. In this class, we fight for those points In this class, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for those free points. We CLAW with our finger nails for those free points. Cause we know when we add up all those free points that's going to make the f***ing difference between GETTING AN "A" and GETTING A "B" between LIVING and DYING. I'll tell you this in any fight it is the guy who is willing to die who is going to fill out that course evaluation. And I know if I am going to have any life anymore it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for those free points because that is what LIVING is. The two free points right in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You gotta look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes. Now I think you are going to see a guy who will fill out that evaluation. You are going to see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this class because he knows when it comes down to it, you are gonna do the same thing for him. That's a statistics class, ladies and gentlemen and either we fill these evaluations out now, as a class, or we will fail, as individual students. That's multivariate, guys. That's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do? Breton Michael Asken, ATC Graduate Student Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Neuropsychology College of Public Health and Health Professions ________________________________________ From: Applied Multivariate Methods in Psychology [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Michael Marsiske [[log in to unmask]] Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 7:34 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: LAST DAY...two left 35/37 students have completed student evaluations of teaching. This means you qualify for one bonus point. If the remaining two rate at https://evaluations.ufl.edu before midnight, you can still qualify for a second bonus point. Finishers, please encourage your colleagues! Michael Marsiske Associate Professor Department of Clinical and Health Psychology University of Florida PO Box 100165 1225 Center Dr, Room 3150 Gainesville, FL 32610-0165 Phone: (352) 273-5097 Fax: (801) 720-5897 Email: [log in to unmask] Website: http://marsiskelab.phhp.ufl.edu```