WELCOME TO LIFE ON EARTH
Before class, be sure to have read the materials in the schedule for today.
All reading materials are online. The logon words are in the first lecture.
You are responsible for all the instructions in the syllabus, so pay close
attention to it, particularly the grading scheme. You will gain credit for
being in your assigned seat. Locate your seat and be sitting it after the
Welcome to Life on Earth!
The seating chart will not be revised until online drop-adds have ended.
Until then, you need not be in your assigned seat to be given credit.
BRING SEED EXPERIMENT
To get credit for workshop 1, and credit for your
seedling report, you must show your bag with growing
seeds to your GTA. BRING IT TODAY! Wed 23
The D2L bug has been fixed and the questions with images
are now showing the images correctly.
If you missed any questions due to this bug,
email me and
I your reset your Quiz 3-4 attempt with the missing image.
Note that a correction has been made in the
regarding submission of your writing exercises. Submit your papers
to the D2L dropbox as instructed (link),
not directly to TurnItIn.
Seedling Report Submissions
251 seedling reports have been submitted.
Late-submission requests have been trickling in.|
Seedling-report submissions cannot be graded unless
deposited in the D2L dropbox.
Late submissions start at 1 point off for each of the first 3 days,
two points for the fourth day,
then five points per day for the following 9 days, deducted at 1:00 PM each day.
This Fridays Workshop 2 has 5 multiple-choice questions
on D2L plus a 5-point hand-in due at the beginning
of Workshop 3 Friday 2/8/13. Wks 3 is a DEBATE
on Genetically-Modified foods. In order to
attempt Wks 3 on D2L, you must participate
in the GM foods debate.
Debate Wks 3
If you missed the debate, you'll need to check with your GTA about scheduling a make-up.
Exams cannot be excused without 2 weeks advance notice (syllabus).
Very few practice exams have been taken as of 10:00am 2/11/13.
To do well, do as many
practice exams as possible -- at least 10, taking time to look up
missed answers in the notes and readings. Keep taking practice exams
until you get the grade you need, twice in a row, separated by
Exam 1Congratulations class of Spring 2013!
There were 3 perfect 100's; The average score was 74% "C."
There were 51 "As" There were 56 "Bs" There were 60 "Cs"
There were 44 "Ds" and 43 "Es."
From Sarah I
Who's this? Click Here
YDNA - MitoDNA
NO! YDNA = 0.33 MA
- Homo sapiens heidelbergensis 1.0 - 0.5 Ma
- Huts 600,000 yr
- archaic Homo sapiens 0.5 - 0.2 Ma
- mitochondrial Eve 0.2 Ma
& Y-chromosome Adam 0.09 Ma
TUMAMOC HILL Extra Credit
From ½ to 5 "absences" (1-10 pts) may be excused depending to how "biological"
vs "human-cultural" the photo is, and it's quality: In focus...
Instructions: In the D2L dropbox, you must claim copyright, and
must give me (Owen Davis) permission to display your image in GEOS170C.
THANK YOU: Students here today (or absent with "Dean's
excuses") will be permitted to "bank" credits they get
for future absences. Otherwise, the credits
to absences accrued on or before this date.
OOPS! Several students got no credit for their submissions to D2L.|
To get credit,
- the picture must be from TUMAMOC HILL,
and submitted in the D2L dropbox
- in the D2L dropbox, you must give written permission to Owen Davis to use the picture in GEOS170C
- in the D2L dropbox, you must write that took the picture yourself
PAPER 2: due 5/12/13
Your paper cannot have 10 words or more,
without quotation marks and citation, that occur in the
same sequence in any other written document.
And any two sequences containing 18 words or more, separated by three or less words,
that match previously written words will be considered plagiarism,
unless the copied words are in quotations followed by a citation.
EXAM 2 Friday
- attempt online Practice Exam 2 at least once and look up the answers to questions you miss.
- take D2L practice exam 2 until you get the score you want two times in a row
In the News Internet Hoax
& Semester Grades
| X2 || SM || Grade|
| 82|| 35|| A|
| 51|| 71|| B|
| 30|| 50|| C|
| 26|| 29|| D|
| 32|| 43|| E|
Extra Credit & Attendance
For one week only, D2L grades will have
temporary columns on the far left for
the Tumamoc photo extra-credit excused
absences (1-5), and your current number
of attendance credits (maximum 58 points
as of 3/29/13).