This is really just a reminder to everyone in my classes: Class participation matters a great deal in your grade (and can become the difference between passing the class or not if you do not do well on the tests and projects). Thus a few comments may be in order:
As I said on first day, you can if necessary (and on rare occasions) text message during class, BUT for a few of you it has become too common of practice. Moreover, there are also some of you who have been talking too much and have not been paying attention in class.
Please try to correct these problems as your grades do depend on it! (as well as potentially any curve for the entire class!!)