ALEKS Prep Course Email

ALEKS Prep Course Email - Welcome to UCSD I am Dr Christina...

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Welcome to UCSD! I am Dr. Christina Johnson and I am in charge of developing new ways of ensuring our incoming freshman have the tools they need to be successful in the General Chemistry series (6A/6B/6C) here at UC-San Diego. You are receiving this email because you are either currently enrolled or waitlisted for Chemistry 6A this fall at UCSD. Currently, incoming freshman are supposed to take a placement exam to determine what chemistry class they should be in. As one of the professors that teaches the General Chemistry sequence (I am in fact teaching Chemistry 6A this fall) my fellow professors and I have determined that the placement exam does not give a real measure of whether you are truly ready for chemistry on the college level. We plan to replace this with a more realistic assessment, accompanied with an online summer prep course, to truly ensure students are prepared for Chemistry 6A. This is where you come in: we are now beginning testing of this new assessment and online prep course and would like to include you as part of this exciting program! Let me tell you a little more about ALEKS (the learning program we are using) and what we plan to do. The goal of the Chemistry Assessment and Prep Course is to ensure readiness for chemistry courses at UC San Diego through accurate assessment and interactive learning using ALEKS. It is important for students to be accurately assessed and placed into the appropriate starting general chemistry course (Chemistry 6A,6A-Honors, or Chemistry 4). Chemistry courses at UC San Diego are demanding and there is a high level of expectation. Most incoming students took high school chemistry in their sophomore or junior years and are unlikely to have retained much of the material taught at the time. The ALEKS Chemistry Summer Prep Course is an excellent refresher. Additionally, successful college students must be able to distinguish between what they know well and what they don’t, but it takes time
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course CHEM 6A taught by Professor Pomeroy during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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ALEKS Prep Course Email - Welcome to UCSD I am Dr Christina...

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