Pretty easy, overall.
I think this course was very easy and a bit slow. There is a lot of notetaking from powerpoint slides and lots of workbook pages to complete. If you're FULLY determined to get an A+, this course may be right for you.
We had final essays to do at the end of the course. There were two essays, the Wolf Reintroduction essay, and the Keystone XLPipeline essay. We're were working on our own and finally doing something different in the class. No more powerpoints notes to copy down and no ATBs for the week when we had the essays to work on. :)
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Advice for students:
*Remember this- Don't be LAZY and don't SLACK. Yes, this course can be boring but if you work at your best then you'll pass the class with a good grade. Whatever you do, please don't miss any assignments and complete all work before the due dates. The warmups on the board, copy word for word in your notebook. Get any warmups from the days you were absent on. Also, make sure to have all the notes from the power point slides. Serioulsy, if you copy all this science stuff down and not lose it, you'll get A's and that will help your grade. No joke. Mr. Albert will give you quizzes and tests on your notetaking so be prepared. Workbook pages are also a lot of work and take up so much time for some, but if you complete all of it with the right information from the textbook, in no doubt you will get an A+. Workbook pages are so long but all of the information to copy down is in the Environmental Science textbook. Use the workbook pages to study for the chapter tests- trust me it will help. Raise your hand on some little things and questions- this also counts and helps give you participation points. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I got nervous when raising my hand but after a week the course began, it got easier for me to raise my hand. When taking this class, I raised my hand on anything I wanted to know because I knew I'd get an A+ on participation. And I did! You too can do the same. I thought I would do ok in this class but I did a whole lot better than I thought I would do. Good luck for those taking this course and please don't be scared at all. :)