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Announcements for Physical Science 12 Fall 2015 Night Class 

Welcome Fall Semester Students.

For the Fall Semester Students, you can now go to my Webassign page for instructions needed to register for the online homework.  Please be careful as to which code you should use.  The textbook may not be available yet at the BC Bookstore.  If you get your book somewhere else and need to buy the Wegassign passcode online, you can do so using the instruction on my Physical Science 12 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.

Due Tuesday 8/26 before Lecture:   Homework Chapter 1, Preliminary Questionnaire

Due Tuesday 9/2 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 2

Drop Deadline without receiving a "W" Sunday 9/6.

Due Tuesday 9/14before lecture:  Homework Chapter 3-4

Due Tuesday 9/21 before the test:  Homework Chapter 5

Test 1 (Chapters 1-5) Tuesday 9/21 in Lecture. Please sit every other seat.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron 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 your book and notes.   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 Tuesday 9/30 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 6

Due Tuesday 10/12 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 7

Due Tuesday 10/19 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 8

National Chemistry Week (sponsored by the American Chemical Society 10/19-10/22.  Extra Credit Poster Contest.  You can earn up to 10 extra credit points by making a poster 11x17 inches (no larger) on the theme of " Chemistry Colors Our World Exploring the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light”.  The number of extra credit points will be determined by the professional appearance and content of the poster (no hand writing or drawing).  Poster will be due by 4:00 pm Monday 10/19 in SE12.  Your name and CRN number must be written on the back of the poster.  You can also earn up to 3 extra credit points by voting for your favorite with a valid reason written on the ballot along with name, class, instructor and section number.  Posters will be displayed on tables in the hallway outside of SE12.  Ballots will be available on one of the tables.  Voting will start on Tuesday 10/20 8:00 am and end on Thursday 10/22 by 4:00 pm.  Winners of the student vote will win flash drives.  You can view past winners off my main webpage as well as look at the ACS Chemistry Week webpage at: http://www.nisenet.org/events/other/national-chemistry-week-2015

Due Tuesday 10/26 before the test:  Homework Chapter 9

Test 2 (Chapters 6-9) Tuesday 10/26 in Lecture. Please sit every other seat.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron 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 your book and notes.  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" Monday, 10/30.

Due Tuesday 11/4 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 10

Veterans Day 11/11:  No Class or Lab

Due Tuesday 11/16 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 11

Due Tuesday 11/23 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 12

Thursday 11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday.  No lab.  Study for Exam III.

Due Monday 11/30:  End of Semester Questionnaire

Due Tuesday 12/2 before the test:  Homework Chapter 13

Test 3 (Chapters 10-13) Tuesday 12/2 in Lecture. Please sit every other seat.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron 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 your book and notes.  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.

By Thursday Evening 12/3 all grades after dropping the lowest lecture quiz, homework, lab, video report and test will be posted.  Any errors must be reported before the final. 

Final Exam (Chapters 1-13) Tuesday 12/9 in  SE53 6:0pm-7:50pm.  Please sit every other seat.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron 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 your book and notes.  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.   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.

 

 

 

 

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