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Chem_6A_Syllabus_F10 - Chem 6A Syllabus Instructor Dr...

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Chem 6A Syllabus Instructor: Dr. Justin A. Russak Office: PSBN 3649A Office hours: Wed/Fri 3-4 pm Email: [email protected] Phone: 805-893-7485 Required Materials: Text: Techniques in Organic Chemistry, 3 rd Ed., Jerry Mohrig (2 copies on reserve at UCSB library) Composition Notebook: No perforated sheets or carbon/carbonless copy, just a plain ruled notebook. Non-programmable simple scientific calculator: Graphing calculators and phones not allowed on exams. Important Dates: Midterm 1: Monday, 25 October Midterm 2: Monday, 15 November Final: Wednesday, 8 December from 730-1030pm in Chem 1179 General Information about Grading: Notebooks ....... 25% Technique ........ 5% Lab Quizzes ..... 10% Midterms .......... 15% each Final Exam ........ 30% Grades are based on technique; quizzes; notebooks; midterms; and the final exam. TAs will be entering eight quiz scores, eight notebook scores, and eight technique scores. There is no extra credit and TAs do not have the ability to assign extra work. Grades can be viewed on the Gaucho Space website. TA’s are instructed to grade similarly to avoid differences in grades between sections. The class average is set to a B/B- break. -Late work: A deduction of 10% will be made for each day a lab report is late. Reports that are more than 10 days late or turned in after dead week will not be accepted. Any student who receives a zero on 3 reports will automatically fail the class. -Make-ups and Absence: TAs do not have the authority to cancel class, permit a student to skip a lab or allow a makeup lab. There are NO Make-Up Labs. If valid (medical reason, family emergency) a pass will be given for the experiment and quiz that week only if I am contacted PRIOR to the absence. Only one pass will be granted per quarter. Only the instructor can approve a pass, not a TA. If you miss more than one experiment due to emergency, it is best to file for an incomplete or retroactive withdrawal. Three absences will result in a failing grade. Notebook Purchase a composition notebook. Put your name, section and TA’s name on the cover. Leave a couple pages at the beginning for a table of contents. Number the right hand pages only...you will use the left
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hand pages for notes. The lab notebook is a scientific record of your work. At no time will you use other means of recording your data (scratch paper, experiment handout, your hand). All data must be recorded in blank ink. You will use the notebook to formulate a laboratory report. Laboratory reports will be photocopied and turned into the TA by the due date. No typed reports will be accepted. Laboratory Report Format: Each report is graded out of 100 and together comprise the total notebook score (25%) that contributes to your final grade. ---Pre-Lab [Part 1]--- (30%) : This needs to be done before the beginning of lab. A. Title, date, name, student perm number and TA overseeing the experiment B. Purpose/Objective Give a brief introduction to the purpose of the experiment and the approach to be used. Demonstrate that you understand the objective and the key concepts of the experiment. Do not copy directly from the laboratory manual. Usually, one paragraph will be adequate (less than 1/2 a page). Use only the third
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