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Course Portfolio Contents: Objectives

We want to answer Objectives should be Precise (and realistic)

(Unrealistic goals are harder to accomplish, after all.)
An example from Calculus I:
Objectives 1: "Everyone should obtain a real understanding of the ideas underlying differential calculus." (This is a direct quote from my syllabus for calculus I the very first semester that I taught the course: hard to argue with, hopefully, but not particularly easy to quantify!)
Objectives 2: "Our goals, by the end of the semester, are to (deep breath)...

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