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Exam 1, Tuesday September 25 8:45 PM-10:15 PM
Exam 2, Wednesday October 24 8:45 PM-10:15 PM
Exam 3, Tuesday November 27 8:45 PM-10:15 PM
Final Exam, Monday December 17 8:15 AM-10:45 AM ***Note that this is EARLY MORNING***
Attendance and Make Up Policy
• You should attend the workshop sections to which you are assigned. All section changes will be handled through Solar.
Instructors will not sign change of section forms. If you have difficulty attending workshop section in which you are
registered, see Dr. Wolfskill during his office hours in Chemistry Room 104 or stop by his office in Chemistry Room 575.
• There are no make ups for missed lectures, workshops, ALEKS deadlines, or midterm examinations. All absences will be
scored as a zero; the lowest scores for lecture, workshops, and quizzes are dropped at the end of the semester; exam scores are
not dropped. If a written excuse with appropriate documentation is presented within one week of your return to class, and, for
workshops, if you provide evidence of having completed the missed work, you may be excused, and the final score prorated.
Documents should be submitted as follows.
Exams and ALEKS: Prof. Jia, Lacey, Hsiao or Wolfskill Workshops: your workshop instructor
Lecture absences are not excused except in extreme circumstances as several grades are dropped at the end of the semester.
• All students must take the final exam. Unexcused absence will result in a score of 0. A student who is unable to take the final
exam because of illness or other extenuating circumstances must contact an instructor before or within 24 hours following the
exam. Only then will a grade of incomplete (I) be assigned. The make-up final will be given Wednesday January 30, 2019
from 1:00 – 3:30 PM and appropriate documentation is required at that time. Failure to take the final or make-up exam will
result in a course grade of F.
Description and schedule of lectures and assignments.
MWF Class Lectures: Javits Lecture Center Room 100, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 – 11:53 AM; repeated at 2:30 –
3:23 PM in Javits 100. Lecture notes will be posted on Blackboard before each class. You will need to bring to each class pens or
pencils, a calculator, and a clicker for responding to in-class questions. These lectures include interactive learning sessions
designed to help you understand key concepts and apply them in exercises and problems. You will work on these activities in the
class and report your answers with your clicker. You will benefit most from these sessions if you prepare by completing the
reading assignment before the lecture.
Reading Assignments: Reading assignments in the online textbook will be accompanied by short quizzes that will be due the day
after the lecture at 11:00 AM. The first assignment will be due Thursday August 30th.
Workshop (Recitation) Sessions: You will need to bring to each workshop pens or pencils, a calculator, and a ring binder
containing your work for the class. Each team will also need a Team Report form (available in Blackboard). Individuals or teams
who fail to bring these may have points deducted from their workshop grade. The chemistry workshops are intended to help you
maximize your performance in introductory chemistry courses. During workshops you will work with a team of students on
activities designed to increase your understanding of course topics, your ability to apply these in simple contexts, and your ability
to solve problems. If you follow the guidelines, this approach will help everyone in your team learn as much as possible during
workshops. If you find chemistry challenging, your teammates and the instructor will help you gain the insights you need to
understand concepts and solve problems. If you find chemistry easy, you will find your performance improving as you explain
things to others. Team roles are used to distribute the responsibilities.
ALEKS: Regular online homework assignments are given via the ALEKS system. Solutions to these problems should be kept in
your three-ring binder. There will usually be one ALEKS assignment due each week Saturday at 11:59 PM covering material from
the previous Friday through Thursday readings, lectures and workshop. The first will be due Saturday August 31st at 11:59 PM.
Multiple-choice exams based on materials covered in the lectures, text, workshops, and ALEKS are scheduled as indicated above.
You must take each exam in the room to which you are assigned as will be posted in Blackboard. You must bring to each exam
two or more #2 pencils with erasers, your University ID, and a nonprogrammable scientific calculator with spare batteries. This is