The course grade will be based on the following scale: % 100-93 92-91 90-89 88-81 80-79 78-77 76-69 68-67 66-65 64-57 56-0 Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F *Although I will never raise the grading scale, I reserve the right to lower it at the end of the semester. The grade scale listed above is a guaranteed scale. After each exam, I will explain how I will determine grades and post a grade breakdown to show you where you stand in class. HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHEMISTRY 122 Success is a matter of exposure and practice. The following are some tips for success in CHM 122. Attend ALLlectures. KEEP UPwith the concepts being presented. Do a little studying daily or a few times a week. Do not put off your studying until the test. You must understand that CHEMISTRY IS CUMULATIVE! The concepts we learn this week will build on those that we covered last week. If you didn’t “get it” the first time, you do not have the luxury of saying, “I don’t understand/like this stuff.I can’t learn it, so I’ll do bad on this test and better on the next one.”Chemistry doesn’t work that way! If you don’t understand the concepts we are learning now, you will have continued difficulty with the concepts we will learn in the future. If you get stuck, get help. Homework questions can provide you with a lot of practice if you approach them correctly. Do your homework problems as if you were taking a test. Only check your answers after you have completed a series of questions. This will allow you to identify the areas that you need to focus on. If you are having trouble with a particular area make sure you try the in chapter problems and the additional end of chapter problems that I did not assign. If you are having problems with a concept get help immediately; don’t wait until 2 days before the test!Ask your friends, ask me, ask anyone who knows chemistry! Chances are good that, if you are having a problem, many people in the class are having the same problem. If you let me know what the question is, I can discuss it during class. Study with a tutor. Contact the Academic Success Center (contact information is on the next page) for information about potential tutors. Attend Supplemental Instruction sessions. In these sessions, an experienced student will help you practice and think about some of the more difficult concepts and problems from the course. Check out the Chemistry Learning Center (CHE-109) for free help. Faculty and/or TAs are in this Center from about 9am –5pm Monday through Thursday and in the mornings on Fridays (check the room for the official schedule).
General Chemistry II Lecture page 5 Fall 2016 When you study for exams, look over your lecture notes, the learning objectives, pre-class questions, and online homework questions. It will also help if you do as many practice problems as you can. In addition to the recommended practice problems, there are practice problems on the WebCampus site and on other sites that are linked to the WebCampus site.