Unit 2

The ISU Homepage Exercise


Many universities and colleges have homepages that are very useful to students. For this exercise we will use the Iowa State University homepage.

Directions: Print out this exercise and then click the HOME button above.

You will return to the Iowa State University homepage. There are several hypertext links on the ISU homepage. Choose the ones that you think will help you answer the questions below. Write your answers in the space provided. Remember to click BACK or HOME when you want to return to the ISU homepage.

Questions

1. What are today's headlines in the news?

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How did you find the answer on the homepage menu?

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2. Where can you find people's names and addresses on the homepage?

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Find your teacher's e-mail address and write it here.

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Find a friend's e-mail address and write it here.

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3. Find your academic department in the Alphabetical Index or under Departments on the ISU home page. Find a class you would like to take. How did you find it? _______________________________________. Write the course name, number, and description of the class.

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4. Find the class you want to take in the schedule of classes. When does it meet?

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5. How can you find out when class work begins in the spring or summer session 2007? ___________________

When does summer school 2007 end? _________________________________________

Where did you find this information on the homepage? ______________________

for Undergraduate Students

6a. What does an undergraduate international student need to send to get admitted to ISU if he /she has fewer than 24 university semester credits? _______________________

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b. What are a student's total estimated expenses if he/she is an engineering student?

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for Graduate Students

7. What are the admissions' categories for all graduate students who want a degree? Include information about what they mean.

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for All Students 8a. Where can a new student find out about meals available at ISU?

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b. What meal plan should a student who eats at restaurants on weekends choose? ____

How much does it cost per semester? ______________________________________

9a. Can a 20-year-old unmarried man rent an apartment in Richardson Court? ____________

the SUV Apartment community? _______________________

Buchanan Hall? __________________

9b. Where did you find this information? __________________________________

10. Imagine that you have to ride the Cyride bus in Ames. Choose About ISU then About Ames on the ISU home page and answer the following questions.

If you live in University Village, how late can you stay at the North Grand Mall on Saturday night? _____________

What time will you get home?______________

Can you get to the Des Moines Airport on Cyride? _____ When?____________________________ How much does it cost for students? ___________________________________________________

11. Find some additional important information on the ISU homepage that a new student should know. Write it here. __________________________________________

Write about how a university homepage can be useful to students.

Write your answer in the space provided on the next page. Then send your ideas to me via e-mail.Click Here.


Helen H. Schmidt
Instructor, Intensive English and Orientation Program
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, U.S.A.
Email:hschmidt@iastate.edu

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