Drawing I

Course Details

Course Number: 1313  Fall 2013

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C116

Days & Times:

 

2:00 - 4:50 pm , Tuesday and Thursday



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Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash   
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Course Objectives

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Skills will be learned with a variety of black and white drawing media.  Eye/hand coordination is emphasized – learning to see accurately and to draw accurately.  Matting, mounting and presentation will also be emphasized.  Presentation materials and techniques will be seriously scrutinized.  A final portfolio will consist of 16 prescribed drawings.  Eight (8) Outside-of-Class assignments - Four (4) pieces will be matted, and four (4) pieces will be mounted; and Eight (8) Inside-of-Class drawings for a TOTAL of 16 drawings.  One framed piece is required (part of a total of 16 works) and you are encouraged to enter this piece in the Annual Student Exhibition.

 

PURPOSE

 

By drawing from in-classroom and out-of-class still lifes, students will develop eye/hand coordination, the ability to construct successful compositions, develop skills in handling a variety of wet and dry black-pigmented drawing media and various techniques of rendering a drawing.  Visual and conceptual problem-solving.  Convincingly translate a 3-d object onto a 2-d surface.  Processes and techniques.  Visual language and vocabulary.  Presentation skills:  matting, mounting and framing.

 

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Acquire a visual art vocabulary.

2.  Composition skills; how the elements and principles apply.

3.  Approach and awareness concerning visual presentation.

4.  Presentation skills.

5.  Technical skill with a variety of drawing media.

6.  Conceptual and visual problem-solving.

7.  Knowledge of history of drawing and contemporary attitudes.

8.  Practice of drawing skills a minimum of 12 hours per week. 

9.  How to communicate individual aesthetic concerns through a drawing.

10. Objective observation and evaluation.

11. To appreciate drawing as a discipline, and drawing as an end in itself.


Course Expectations

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

No text required.  Some are recommended, below.  Also, as an artist is discussed in class and examples are show, students should seek out published volumes of these artists work from the library.

 

Recommended Reading: 1.   The Art of Responsive Drawing, by Nathan Goldstein. Prentice-Hall. 1999   ISBN 09-13-597931-5   2.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. Houghton Mifflin. 1990  ISBN 0-87477-088-2  3.  A Drawing Handbook, by Nathan Goldstein. Prentice-Hall, NJ. 1986   4.  A Guide to Drawing, by Mendelowitz and Wakeham. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY. 1988   5.  The Art of Drawing, by Bernard Chaet. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NJ. 1978   6.  Drawing: Space, Form, Expression by Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters. Prentice-Hall, NJ. 1987   7. The Natural Way to Draw, by Kimon Nicolaides. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1941-present   8. Drawing: A Studio Guide, by Lu Bro. W.W.Norton, NY. 1978   9.  Drawing Dimensions, by Cynthia Dantzic.  Prentice-Hall.  1999   ISBN 0-13-220153-4   10.  Drawing, A Contemporary Approach, by Teel Sale and Claudia Betti.  Thompson-Wadsworth.  2008   ISBN-10:0-495-09491-9   11.  Drawing Basics, by Jacklyn St. Aubyn. Thompson-Wadsworth.  2007.  ISBN 0-495-00628-9   12.  The Craft of Drawing, by Dan Wood.  Harcourt Brace.  1988.  ISBN 0-15-5155-40-7   13.  Creative Drawing, by Howard Smagula.  Brown & Benchmark.  1993.  ISBN 0-697-14954-4   14.  Drawing as Expression, by Sandy Brooke.  Pearson Prentice Hall.  2007.  ISBN 0-13-194005-8                                                     15.  Drawing to See, by Nathan Goldstein & Harriet Fishman.  Pearson Prentice Hall.  2005.  ISBN 0-13-098178-8.

 

 

FINAL PORTFOLIO

 

A final portfolio is required.  It will consist of eight (8) completed in-class drawings and eight (8) completed out-of-class drawings.  One of these sixteen (16) pieces should be framed.  All other pieces must be properly presented: Four (4) pieces will be matted, and four (4) pieces will be mounted.  All other drawings must be interleaved with acid-free tissue paper.  This is included in your order from Dick Blick.  Submit all of your required drawings in the portfolios you will order from Dick Blick. Please include your cost analysis sheet TOTALED.

 

GALLERY OPENING REQUIRMENT FALL 2013

 

·       Students enrolled in studio or art history courses must attend every gallery opening.

·       At every gallery opening, the student will receive a comment sheet.

·       During each opening, the student must fill out and submit the comment sheet.

·       If the student cannot attend the gallery opening, they must meet following requirements:         

1.     The student must write a paper on the artist exhibited in the Juanita Harvey gallery.

2.     The paper should emphasize the student’s reaction to the work.

3.     The paper must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt font, and be double-spaced.

4.     The paper must consist of 500 words.

5.     The paper must be submitted to the art office one week after the exhibition opening.

6.     If the exhibition extends past the final class day of the semester, the paper will be due one week before the final class day of the semester.

·       If a student does not attend the show nor submit a paper, their final grade will be dropped 3.3% per gallery opening.

·       If a student misses all of the gallery openings and does not write a paper for each required exhibition, the student’s final grade will be dropped by 10%.

 

THE REQUIRED EXHIBITIONS FOR FALL 2013 ARE LISTED BELOW.

1.  Dirk Fowler:  Posters, September 13, 6-8 pm, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

2.  Texas Sculpture Symposium;  Event TO BE ANNOUNCED

3.  Sara Waters and Benson Warren, November 1, 6-8 pm, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

 

COST

Your actual materials cost is found on www.dickblick.com.  Last semester’s average cost was $236.00 per person.   A frame for one of your portfolio pieces may be an extra cost.

 

 

SAFETY

 

This is a non-hazardous art class.  Some products that you will be using may require special attention.  The professor will demonstrate the proper use of each piece of equipment and materials, and make suggestions to those who may need additional protection.  The classroom first aid kit will be pointed out to you, as well as the hallway phone.  The campus police department phone number is:  940-397-4239.  Emergency is:  911 (fire, police, ambulance).  Vinson Health Center is:  940-397-4231.  Kell West (5420 Kell Blvd.):  940-692-5888;  United Regional Health Care (1600 11th St.) 940-764-7000

 

What are some reasonable things you can do to protect yourself?

1.  Keep the above numbers on your cell phone.

2.  Know where the first aid kit is – let the professor know if you hurt yourself!  Let the professor know if we are low on certain supplies after you use them.

3.  Keep the presentation area clutter-free and clean.

4.  Be alert to your surroundings.

5.  When doing presentation, work without distractions.

6.  If you are sick, don’t come to class and spread your germs around.

7.  Wear a protective mask if you need it.

8.  Wear protective gloves if you need them.

9.  Wear rubber soled closed toed shoes for good back support and safety.

10. Read safety instructions on all supplies.

 

CHEMICALS/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

 

1.  The compressed airline is stable and requires no adjustment.  Do not adjust the pressure gauge.

2.  A list of hazardous materials is available upon request.  The location is in the presentation area.

3.  Disposal containers are provided for solvents and solvent rags.  Proper disposal systems are explained and enforced by the instructor.  Students are responsible for correct follow-through.

4.  Persons who have a reaction to turpentine, solvents, oils and varnishes should wear latex gloves and use agents in the oil paint to counter reactions.  Water-soluable oil paints and mediums are also available.  Solvents ARE NOT to be poured down the sink drain.  Proper disposal units are within the studio environment (SEE ITEM #5).

5.  Taking this class in Painting in the Department of Art at Midwestern State University means that you assume responsibility to use all equipment, tools, and materials related to the course in a safe manner.  If you have any health-related problems that would be adversely affected by taking the course, you should consult with the instructor at the end of the first day of class.

6.  Putting yourself or others at risk will adversely affect your continued enrollment in this class.  

7.  Spray aerosol containers must be used outdoors or in the spray booth in the sculpture studio.

 


Grading Standards

 

GRADES

Class assignments, outside-of-class assignments, all assignments are evaluated for grades.  Late work is unacceptable.  Incomplete work, unsubmitted work, work not attempted, late work, etc. will receive an evaluation of 0%.  Portfolio content, drawing quality, presentation quality, effort, attitude and attendance all contribute to final grade assessment.  The portfolio is part of your final grade, along with evaluation of attendance, participation in group reviews, and any other performance-based elements pertinent to each student’s progress.  Presentation materials and techniques will be seriously scrutinized.  Stretcher construction and materials will meet instructors' expectations and approval.

GRADING SYSTEM

A (90 – 100) = indicates excellent work

B (80 – 89) = indicates good work

C (70 – 79) = indicates satisfactory work

D (60 – 69) = indicates passing work

F (59 and below) = indicates failing work

In addition, I use the following system when evaluating work:

A+ (98)        A (95)         A- (92)

B+ (88)        B (85)         B- (82)

C+ (78)        C (75)         C- (72)

D+ (68)        D (65)         D- (62)

O%: Late assignments, unsubmitted assignment.

MEASURING ACHIEVEMENT

 

Evaluation of each drawing is based on the following:

1.  Technical Quality:  Presentation skills, craft of using materials and tools, rendering skills, observational skills.

2.  Aesthetic Quality:  Compositional skills, level of ambition, drawing complexity, imagination, awareness of contemporary and historical drawing, critical judgement.

3.  It is required that all drawings be submitted on time.  A LATE or MISSING DRAWING = 0%

 

UNDERSTANDING OTHER CRITERIA OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

The following are characteristics of people who are successful in this course:

1.  Positive attitude.

2.  Superior attendance – they want to be in class and they enjoy drawing.

3.  Work is submitted on time, every time.

4.  Consistently works for at least 6 hours outside of class every week on drawing skills; spends additional time practicing presentation skills.

5.  Drawings exhibit advancement and progress in technical skill areas.

6.  Drawings exhibit advancement and progress in aesthetic & intellectual skill areas.

7.  They work hard and understand that learning to draw is challenging – it takes time and practice.

8.  They pay attention to what the professor is saying and take notes.

9.  They are able to focus and concentrate on what they are doing – they are seldom distracted by others.

10. Are willing to change and accept the constructive criticism/observations/advice that the professor offers.

11. Never allow their personal frustration to interrupt or disturb others concentration and peacefulness by vocalizing or acting out during drawing sessions.

12. Are respectful of the professor, other students, and the environment.

13. Understand that the casual atmosphere of the studio is for everyone’s benefit, and do not abuse the priviledge.

14. Conducts personal research and checks out books from the library.  They know that looking at Old Master’s and contemporary drawings teach them composition, technique, methods of refinement, presentation and assist with making better personal judgements.  They can also ask the professor questions they have concerning these artists and their work. 

15. Always takes Personal Responsibility for how they function in class.

            


Submission Format Policy

 

FINAL PORTFOLIO

 

A final portfolio is required.  It will consist of eight (8) completed in-class drawings and eight (8) completed out-of-class drawings.  One of these sixteen (16) pieces should be framed.  All other pieces must be properly presented: Four (4) pieces will be matted, and four (4) pieces will be mounted.  All other drawings must be interleaved with acid-free tissue paper.  This is included in your order from Dick Blick.  Submit all of your required drawings in the portfolios you will order from Dick Blick. Please include your cost analysis sheet TOTALED.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Class assignments, outside-of-class assignments, all assignments are evaluated for grades.  Late work is unacceptable.  Incomplete work, unsubmitted work, work not attempted, late work, etc. will receive an evaluation of 0%. 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

At Midwestern State University the faculty member is the authority concerning the selection of topics, texts and teaching methodology.  The faculty member has the freedom and responsibility to maintain a standard of student behavior and control the classroom environment.

The student is expected to be aware of the basic tenets of this Code of Conduct (see Student Handbook), as well as the Student Honor Creed.  The faculty member may drop a student from class for disruptive, disrespectful, or unruly conduct.  Excessive absences, chronic tardiness, failure to complete assignments on time, academic dishonesty or plagiarism will cause a student to be withdrawn from the course, and may result in a grade evaluation of "F". 

 

Attendance is required at every class.  If roll is taken before you arrive in class, you will be counted absent. Leaving class early without prior permission will result in your being counted absent for the class session.  The penalty for missing class for any reason (ex. sickness, lost dog, Dr.’s appointment, broken car, death in family/friend, baby-sitter not available, etc.) is as follows:

1st absence = no penalty

2nd absence = no penalty

3rd absence = no penalty

4th absence = 2 points off your FINAL grade  (example: Grade earned=80% (B).  Grade assigned 78% (C)

5th absence = 1 letter grade drop on your FINAL grade (example: Grade earned=88(B) Grade assigned=C)

6th absence = F in class &/or Instructor Drop with W/F or F (Instructor Discretion)

Exceptions are through the Office of the Provost WHO PROVIDES DOCUMENTATION.


Other Policies

 BE IN POSSESSION OF YOUR ART MATERIALS BY September 17, TUESDAY AT THE LATEST

·       Students who are in possession of all of their supplies earlier than the September 17 deadline will have 3 points added to their final grade. (during September 17 class or earlier)

·       Students who do not meet the deadline receive 3 points off their FINAL grade (example: Grade earned=80% (B).  Grade assigned 75% (C) AND receive an absence for each class supplies are not received.

·      6th absence = F in class &/or Instructor Drop with W/F or F (Instructor Discretion)

 

 

CLASSROOM PROCEDURE and ACTIVITIES

 

Introduction of technique(s) and media.  Historical and contemporary examples shown, explained and displayed.  Demonstration(s) and vocabulary covered.  Explanation of purpose of assignments.  Classroom practice, out-of-class practice, problem-solving, revision, one-on-one discussion and analysis, class discussion and analysis, individual evaluation.  Professor instructs by presentation of techniques and concepts, inviting interaction by questions and responses, opinions and dialogue.  Additionally, students are encouraged to interact with each other and their work in order to practice the discipline of objective observation/criticism and improve/make progress their drawings.  Students should understand that progress is directly related to how much time is spent practicing drawing – those who spend the most time drawing inside AND outside of class are those who learn the fastest and gain the most skill. 

 

 

CELL PHONE POLICY  (READ THIS TWICE, PLEASE)

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT:  Students are advised to TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES during class. 

There are NO cell phones permitted to be out and/or in my (or your) sight in this class.  This class requires your engagement, and cell phones serve to detract from that engagement.

Additionally, your phone should be not only put away, but on “silent” (NOTE: vibrate is NOT silent).  If I SEE your phone you will be asked to put it away, and you will lose 2 points off of your final grade.  Should your phone ring/vibrate during class, you are dismissed for the day.  You will silence it immediately, and quietly leave the class session.  You will be counted absent for the session.  Failure to adhere to this will result in more stringent disciplinary action.

(If there is an emergency situation, it is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor.  You are to provide someone on the other end of the emergency situation with your whereabouts during class time, and with the telephone number of the main art office:  940-397-4264.  You may also give them the instructor’s office number for this time period:  940-397-4385.)

 

DISRUPTION

 

Disruption of any type (headsets, interruptive talking, fighting, exhibiting an arrogant lack of respect for the instructor, lack of proper conduct in the learning environment, attitude problems, etc.) and behavioral problems will not be tolerated.  Students will risk being dropped from the class and consequently receiving an "F" for displays of this nature.  The instructor will determine what is inappropriate behavior. 

 

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (397-4140; Clark Student Center, Room 168)

 

Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.  If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

 

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

 

 

 

BUILDING HOURS AND USE

 

Monday - Thursday:         7:00 am - 9:30 pm

Friday   7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday               7:00 am - 4:30 pm (Use south entrance)

Sunday  Access by Maroon card

Student ID and proof of enrollment in class is required after hours. If you have a problem and need assistance, call campus police ext. 4239.

Dangerous equipment and materials are located throughout this building.  DO NOT BRING CHILDREN INTO THESE ENVIRONMENTS.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR.  Report any destruction or theft immediately to 911, campus police, department chair and course instructor.

MSU Policy #4.123 regarding children brought to the workplace is as follows:  "Students, faculty and staff employees must have a safe study or work environment which is free of unnecessary distractions and interruptions.  It is therefore the policy of the university that dependent children not be cared for in campus facilities and grounds (i.e., offices, classrooms, library, student center, physical education buildings, south campus, etc.) during normal working or scheduled classroom or activity hours."  If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the Office of Human Resources, ext. 4221.

 

RETAINING AND RETURN OF STUDENT WORK

 

If work is left in the studio longer than (1) one month after the end of the semester, the department has the right to dispose of or use the unclaimed work for any purpose.  Also, the department reserves the privilege of retaining desired student work for reference or exhibition purposes.  If the student, upon due notification, does not claim his work after a three month period, the Department will have the right to dispose of it.  

 

STUDENT HONOR CREED

 

"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only tobe honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all studentwork is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

 

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT  (Number 11:  Academic Dishonesty)

The following standards and procedures are university policy. All students are expected

to become familiar with the information contained in this publication in order that they may be

sufficiently informed of the standards of conduct established by the university. These standards

of conduct apply to individuals as well as to individuals acting in concert with others (groups,

student organizations, etc.).  Enrollment at Midwestern State University is considered by the university as implicit declaration of acceptance on the part of the student of university regulations. Violation of these

standards of conduct will subject the violator to conduct action. When students are away from the Midwestern State University campus, they are expected to conduct themselves as mature individuals. Irresponsible actions which are reported to university officials or which become public knowledge may be the cause for conduct action. It is stressed that all local, state, and federal laws are supported by the university, and violators of these could be disciplined by civil authorities and/or university officials. Being a student does not exempt a person from being a law-abiding citizen or from conducting himself

or herself as a responsible student. Specific examples of misconduct for which students may be subject to conduct action include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

11. Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source

material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted

techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom

credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the

Dean of Students’ Office.

a. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized

assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of

sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing

reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition,

without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of

the university faculty or staff.

b. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct

quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and

clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials

prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other

academic materials.

c. The term “collusion” means collaboration with another person in preparing work

offered for credit of that collaboration is not authorized by the faculty member in

charge.

 

THE ABOVE MEANS:  All works must be original and not copied.  Original:  not copied from something else; fresh; inventive; unconventional; innovative.  Copying is plagiarism!

4Plagiarism:  to present the ideas, words, or images of another as one’s own.

See included information:  STUDENT HONOR CREED & CODE OF CONDUCT. 

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Social justice is one of Midwestern State University’s stated core values, and the professor considers the classroom to be a place where students will be treated with respect as human beings, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability.  Moreover, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided the students can agree to disagree.  It is the professor’s expectation that ALL students be able to consider the classroom a safe environment.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

Federal privacy law prohibits me from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student.  Thus, in almost all cases I will not discuss your academic progress or other matters with your parents.  Please do not have them call me.  Regardless of these important legal considerations, it is my general policy to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form.  College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

 

 

 


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