345 Summer 2017 syllabus (1).pdf

Homework we will be using mastering chemistry for

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Homework: We will be using Mastering Chemistry for online homework this term. All assignments will be accessible through Blackboard Learn and count at 10% of your grade. Midterms: 3 midterm exams will be administered to assess subject mastery. Prior-semester exams are available on the course website. Each midterm exam is 15% of your grade. If you miss a midterm exam, your final will count at 35%. There are no make-up exams. Final EXAM: A final exam will be administered at the end of the course, and represents 20% of your grade. Lab: Completing all of the labs is required to pass this course and will count at 20% of your grade. Other: Problems from the back of each chapter will be posted on the course website. Exam questions may be based on these questions. These will not be graded, but you should work on these problems regularly. There will be 5 solutions manuals available and TAs to check your answers.
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Assessment Student Learning Outcomes 1 through 6 (above) will be assessed using graded exams and homework. Student Learning Outcomes 7 and 8 will be assessed by graded lab reports. Grading Scale: This course will use the following grade scale. Note: this scale may change slightly from year-to-year. A 92-100 B 83-85 C 72-76 D 61-64 A- 89-91 B- 80-82 C- 69-71 F <60 B+ 86-88 C+ 77-79 D+ 65-68 Grade Summary The breakdown for each of graded component is show below, along with their weight in percentage. A sample calculation is included in the table below. Sample Calculation Sample Calculation (Final Exam alone) Graded Components weight score weight weighted score weight score weight weighted score Homework 10% 70% x 0.10 = 7 10% 70% x 0.10 = 7 EXAM 1 15% 67% x 0.15 = 10.1 EXAM 2 15% 62% x 0.15 = 9.3 EXAM 3 15% 88% x 0.15 = 13.2 FINAL EXAM 25% 80% x 0.20 = 16 70% 80% x 0.70 = 56 Lab 20% 90% x 0.20 = 18 20% 90% x 0.20 = 18 Total 100% sum 73.6 100% sum 81 In the sample calculation above, the composite score of 73.6 would correspond to a letter grade of “C” according to the grade scale. However, since the FINAL EXAM is comprehensive, we also consider that score alone for the total 70% of the EXAM components (15% Exam 1 + 15% Exam 2 + 15% Exam 3 + 25% Final Exam = 70%). In this example, the result would be a composite score of 81 and correspond to a letter grade of “B–” according to the grade scale. Make-up Exams: There are none. If you miss one Midterm EXAM, the FINAL EXAM will increase to 35% of your course grade . To pass this course, you must complete all of the labs. If you miss a lab, there will be make-up times available at the end of the session (Notify your TAs IMMEDIATELY if you miss a Lab to arrange for a make-up Lab) . Exam Schedule If you miss an EXAM, the FINAL EXAM will count at 35%. There are no make-up exams . o Exam 1 , Thursday June 15 th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in Fulmer 438 o Exam 2 , Thursday June 29 th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in Fulmer 438 o Exam 3 , Thursday July 13 th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in Fulmer 438 o Final Exam , Thursday July 27 th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm in Fulmer 438 If you are off campus due to a university sponsored event, you may arrange for an academic counselor to proctor the exam. Exam Policy: Bring only your student ID, a model kit, and pencils & erasers to the exams. You will be provided scratch paper. You may not use any electronic or internet connected device during the exam.
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