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— Gerald, Canada, 2010
Hadley's Assignment Submission Line is an easy and convenient way to submit your Hadley lesson assignments by phone. This number allows you to phone in your assignments to your instructor's assignment submission mailbox.
The Assignment Submission phone number is 1-847-386-5555. This is not a toll-free number, but the only cost to you is the long distance telephone call. When you call, you will hear the following message:
Welcome to Hadley's Assignment Submission Line. For general instructions on using this system, press 9. You may enter your instructor's extension number at any time. If you do not know your instructor's extension number, you may press 8 to listen to the entire instructor list, or press pound to use the dial-by-name directory.
This message will repeat until you have made a selection. You can avoid having to listen to the entire instructor list by referring to the list of instructor names and extension numbers.
After you key in your instructor's extension, you will hear the instructor's greeting, followed by this message:
If you are leaving an assignment submission, please make sure to record your name, the name of the course, the lesson number, as well as the best time to reach you by phone. At the tone, please record your assignment. When you are done, you may either hang up or press the pound key for more options.
You will hear the tone and can begin recording your assignment.
Before dialing the Assignment Submission Line, become very familiar with what you want to read or say as your assignment. Practice a lot with your phone nearby, to help avoid nervousness when you call in. Just before calling, practice saying your name, the title of your course, the assignment number, the phone number you'd like your instructor to use, and the best time he/she can call you back to let you know your grade and go over your assignment.
Be familiar with your phone keypad so you'll be comfortable pressing the correct keys. Review the keys you'll be using and what will happen when you call in. Keep in mind that you will have to record the assignment in one sitting.
Unfortunately, there's no way to rewind and redo a mistake, so don't panic and don't worry about it. If you make a mistake or think you could do better, just say you want to start a section or line over again and go on from there.
Many students like to listen to their recording before sending it. Press the pound key once when you've finished recording, and then press 1. You'll hear your recording from beginning to end. When your recording ends, you'll hear the same menu choices as usual. If you liked what you heard, press pound, and the system will say: "Message sent."
If you're really not pleased with your recording and do not want your instructor to hear it, press pound, followed by a star. Your message will be discarded, and you can try again later.
Julie Lee Kay