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Announcements for Chemistry 2A Spring 2015 Classes  

Welcome Spring Semester Students.

For the Spring Semester Students, you can now go to my WebAssign page for the class code needed to register for the online homework.  The textbook may not be available yet at the BC Bookstore.  If you get your book somewhere else and need to buy the Webassign passcode online, you can do so using the instruction on my WebAssign page.  I do have some textbooks on reserve in the BC Library that you can borrow for up to one hour at a time.

You should read completely and carefully the Preclass Info link off of my main webpage, my syllabus and the Webassign links ASAP and begin the class right away.  You should check the web page often for timely and important information related to the class.

Monday 1/19 Martin Luther King Holiday no class

Due Monday 1/26 before Lecture:  Preliminary Questionnaire

Drop Deadline without receiving a "W" Sunday 2/1.

Due Wednesday 2/2 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 2

Due Tues/Thur 2/3, 2/5 before Lab: Prelab 3, Lab Report 2

Due Wednesday 2/4 before lecture:  Homework Chapter 3

Due Monday 2/9 before lecture:  Homework Chapter 4

Due Tues/Thur 2/10, 2/12 before Lab:  Prelab 5, Lab Report 3

Due Wednesday 2/11 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 5

Monday 2/16 Washington Holiday no class

Due Tues/Thur 2/17, 2/19 before Lab:  Prelab 9, Lab Report 5

Due Monday 2/23 before class:  Homework Chapter 6-7

Test 1 (Chapters 1-7) Tuesday/Thursday 2/24, 2/26 in Labs.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (form 882) and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the Thursday lab.

Due Wednesday 2/25 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 8

Due Tues/Thur 3/3, 3/5 before Lab:  Prelab 7, Lab Report 9

Due Wednesday 3/4 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 9

Due Monday 3/9 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 10

Due Tues/Thur 3/10, 3/11 before Lab:  Prelab 12, Lab Report 7

Due Monday 3/16 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 11

Due Tues/Thur 3/17, 3/19 before Lab:  Prelab 14, Lab Report 12

Due Monday 3/23 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 12

Due Tues/Thur 3/24, 3/25 before Lab:  Prelab 16, Lab Report 14

Due Wednesday 3/25 before the test:  Homework Chapter 13

Test 2 (Chapters 8-13) Wednesday 3/25 in Lecture.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (form 882) and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.

Drop Deadline which will result in receiving a "W" Friday, 3/27.

Spring Break, no classes or labs week of 3/30-4/2.

Due Tues/Thur 4/7, 4/9 before Lab:  Prelab 19, Lab Report 16

Due Wednesday 4/8 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 14

Due Tues/Thur 4/14, 4/16 before Lab:  Prelab 18, Lab Report 19

Due Wednesday 4/15 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 15

Due Monday 4/20 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 16

Week  of 4/20.  American Chemical Society Celebration of Earth Day 2015.  Extra credit for the class can be obtained by making a poster 11x17 inch (no larger) promoting the theme (will be announced later) and receive up to 10 extra credit points.  Neatness (no hand writing) originality and professional look will be criteria for the extra credit points.  Materials to give you ideas will be available from the instructor in advance.  You can check the ACS Earth Day website at http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=1034&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=02a08fe7-8154-47a3-89ff-7ccbfa5bdb7e  Posters will be due on Monday 4/20 by 4pm in SE12.  Posters will be displayed on tables in the hallway just outside of the lab.  All BC students will be able to vote for their favorite poster using the ballots and ballot box on one of the tables.  Those who fill out a ballot completely and correctly (including a valid reason for their choice) may receive up to 3 extra credit points.  Voting will end on Thursday 4/23 at 4pm.  Winners of the student votes will receive flash drives or similar prizes and will be featured on my Earth Day web site.  Past winners and celebrations can be viewed off my main web page at http://www2.bakersfieldcollege.edu/dkimball/Earth%20Day%20Celebrations.htm

Due Tues/Thur 4/21 4/23 before Lab:  Prelab 22, Lab Report 18

Due Monday 4/27 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 17

Due Tues/Thur 4/28, 4/30 before Lab:  Prelab 24, Lab Report 22

Due Wednesday 4/29 before the test:  Homework Chapter 18

Test 3 (Chapters 14-18) Wednesday 4/29 in Lecture.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (form 882) and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.

Due Mon/Wed 5/5, 5/7 before the end of Lab:  Lab Report 24 and Lab Report 26

Due Wednesday 5/6 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 19, End of Semester Questionnaire

By Thursday Evening 5/7 all grades after dropping the lowest lecture quiz, homework and lab will be posted.  Any errors must be reported before the final. 

Final Exam (Chapters 1-19) Wednesday 5/13 in SE53 noon-1:50 pm.   Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (form 882) and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use one page of notes (8.5x11 inch), front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.  Please pick up graded work on the front table after the final.  Borderline cases (1% short of a grade) will be decided by the final score.  Those whose final score is above the overall percent will receive the higher grade.  Those with a final score below the overall percent will receive the lower grade.  Those who do not pass the final (60% or above) will receive a D or better in the class regardless of the number of points.  After the final, only errors since before the final will be considered if reported within 24 hours of the final.  After that all grades are final even with errors.