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Unformatted text preview: EKS, you will complete learning objectives rather than traditional homework assignments. An ALEKS Objective contains topics relevant to the lecture discussions. ALEKS will present you with a series of problems that explore a particular topic. The problems will have enough variability that you will only be able to get them consistently correct by understanding the core principle or skill defining the topic. Once you consistently answer the problems for a given topic correctly, ALEKS will conclude that you have learned the topic, and you will then be allowed to choose another topic to learn (refer to the ALEKS handout posted on the course website for more details). Your daily/weekly work on ALEKS will be on your own schedule outside of class, although there are specific deadlines by which you must complete various Objectives. Your first task in ALEKS will be to complete an Initial Assessment of your knowledge of math and chemistry. The assessment will contain 25‐30 questions and shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete. You will probably be asked several questions that you don’t know how to answer. Don’t worry…the ALEKS system is only determining your knowledge baseline so that it can be tailored to address your specific needs. Every student will have a different assessment profile and will need to review different topics and skills. When you use ALEKS, you will complete the learning tasks you need and not those somebody else needs. After you complete the Initial Assessment, ALEKS will provide one‐on‐one instruction tailored specifically to your needs. ALEKS will not allow you to begin working on course Objectives until you have completed the Initial Assessment. You, alone, are responsible for monitoring the due date and time for all ALEKS Objectives. Note that it is not possible to open up an ALEKS Objective 3 or 4 hours before it’s due and be able to complete it. ALEKS will not let you access the problems corresponding to the more advanced topics in an Objective until you have mastered the basics, so you will need to spend time nearly every day on ALEKS to complete the Objectives. The schedule of Objectives and their due dates is availabl...
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- Spring '09