Optional Learning Journal. This study strategy
is a no-method for learning chemistry. I guarantee that it will work. Just
follow the procedure carefully and I will make a deal with you! You will
be asked to keep a daily reading/problem solving journal for the term with
entries outlining and summarizing the main points of each of the assigned
readings and all assigned problems fully worked out with your problem solving
process clearly explained. Your journal will become a very important reference
for you as you reflect on our work this term and as you prepare for examinations.
Journal Format. Use only a bound notebook. No loose leaf binders, please.
Reserve the first three pages for a table of contents that lists reading
and page number for each entry. Number the pages of your journal. Begin
each entry at the top of a page with the title and author of the article/reading.
Do not skip pages between entries. Enter each reading as you do it in sequence.
Please keep your lecture notes in a separate notebook. This way when I=m
reading your notebook you will still be able take notes in class.
Journal Assessment. Turn in your journals at each of the hour examination
periods and at the final examination. If you receive a grade below C- on
any examination, your journal will be assessed. If your journal is complete
you will receive a grade of C- for the examination. A CAREFULLY COMPLETED
JOUNAL GUARANTEES STUDENTS EXAMINATION GRADES OF AT LEAST C-.
|Quizzes (5 highest)||100 pts|
|Midterms (2)||200 pts|
|Final Examination||300 pts|
|Quiz #1-- Sept 13||Quiz #5 -- Oct 18|
|Quiz #2 -- Sept 20||Quiz #6 -- Oct 25|
|Quiz #3 -- Sept 27||Midterm #2 -- Nov 1|
|Midterm #1 -- Oct 4||Quiz #7 -- Nov 8|
|Quiz #4 -- Oct 11||Quiz #8 -- Nov 15|
Nov 24 at 7:00P.M