very idea that there is another idea is
something gained" - Richard Jefferies
quotes BIOLOGY 112
Evolution, Form and
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ATTEND SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION SESSIONS FOR EXTRA
HELP FROM YOUR SI LEADER - Lauren Campbell
I strongly encourage you to attend SI
sessions regularly, right from the beginning of the
semester. These are peer-to-peer work sessions
that will both sharpen your study skills and deepen
your understanding of the material. Most SI
leaders have taken my class and have done an
outstanding job. Most of our SI leaders have
typically spent a lot of time in SI themselves, and
have learned how to apply knowledge to answer
complex questions. Your SI leader will have
plenty of examples of the application oriented
questions that I use on exams, and will help you
learn how to work through these questions so that
YOU TOO can become successful! And remember
- in general, our SI leaders have a track
record of increasing exam scores by 10+ points for
regular SI attendants!!!!
6-7 in SSMB 138
5-6 in Maybank 210
5-6 in SSMB 138
be there or be
Extra Credit Opportunities
- see below for more
a brief summary of the event, including how it helped you.
All extra credit is due on the last day of classes,
though I encourage you to write up your experiences while they
are still fresh in your mind. All extra credit work MUST
STUDY SKILLS SEMINARS at THE
FOR STUDENT LEARNING
I strongly encourage you to attend these
seminars. Many students have told me
that they "thought they knew how to study"
until they got into my class.
This class requires a great deal of
critical, analytical thinking and the
application of knowledge to solve
problems. Straight memorization DOES
My students have often told me that these
seminars helped them prepare for this new
way of thinking and learning.
Week - any event, spring semester only - look for
flyers and the website
Any volunteer service to help the community.
Type up notes about your experience and how it might
relate to biology. Everything does :)
Read and critique any biology-oriented primary literature
paper or some of the many books on evolution (see Jerry
Coyne) or other science
or service books.
Make a REAL contribution to science through the Folding@Home
project, run by Stanford University.
This is a distributed computing project that essentially
links many personal computers together to make
a gigantic super-duper-supercomputer. The project
is working to determine how proteins fold, or don't.....
Get engaged in a new internet-based service community, Hope+. The
project has just finished beta testing, and will be
ideas on how YOU can be engaged in Hope+Action=Change
A few years ago I read an astonishing commentary on
world poverty and hunger. I want you to know what
going on with 44% of the world's population. Yes,
I said 44%. Think in terms of 44% of your
family! Click on this pdf file,
and put the word "generational" in the search
line. Or else, scroll to page 21. Read every
word of this commentary and
give me some non-trivial feedback. What can you
do? What WILL you do?
Reprinted with much appreciated permission from the CSA News magazine,
April 2009. Copyright ASA-CSSA-SSSA Shadowing
opportunities! Our dentist and oral surgeon have
expressed eager willingness to have
student shadows! Both are outstanding
practitioners. Contact their offices directly to
try to work out
times and places.
Dentist: Dr. Jeff Bayme
Oral Surgeon: Dr.
Lon Doles or firstname.lastname@example.org
My physical therapist has also offered to
be shadowed - and this is important for admission into
advanced training programs.
Charleston Physical Therapy
- ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS - 26 April though
I encourage you do turn it in as you complete it
LECTURE OUTLINES - you will
need Microsoft Word to open these, and make sure they look
like outlines! If they don't, email me for a copy.
LECTURE POWERPOINTS- you will need Microsoft PowerPoint to open
these NOTE: all graphics
have been removed to reduce file size and protect
You can find similar graphics by using an image search
will be editing these PowerPoints
throughout the semester, so be sure you are using a
Please consider our environment
before you choose to print these - many of them are very large
It would be most thoughtful to just keep them on
If you feel compelled to print them, please print at
least 6 slides per page.
#1: Darwinian evolution - before,
#2: Evolution of populations - before,
#3: The origin of species - before,
after #4: Plant structure, growth and
development - before,
#5: Vascular plant
transport - before,
#6: Plant nutrition
and soils - before,
#7: Angiosperm reproduction - before,
let me know if you cannot download this file and I will email
you a copy.
There is something corrupted in the file, and I can't figure
out what. Some people can download it, some can't. #8: Animal form and function - before,
osmoregulation - before,
#10: Animal nutrition and
digestion - before,
#11: Animal circulation and gas
exchange - before,
#12: Animal immune system - before,
#13: The animal nervous system - before,
after EXCEL GRADING FORMULA
The link is to the Excel formula
that I use to calculate your grades. It is
a complicated formula.
Enter your grades in the empty cells. Do
not fuss with the formula cells. If you
change ANY of
the formulas or leave out any data, I cannot
guarantee your results will be accurate.
assumes 13 quizzes, and does not account for
excused absences. The mid-term grade
8 quizzes and 2 exams. I will account for
excused absences at final grades. Let me
know if you have questions!