Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CHEM 232 Exam One Scores & Stats Posted

Exam one has been graded and your score posted on the Blackboard grade center. You may view the course statistics including the exam curve on the Grades Fall 2011 page of the course website. Please look over your exam carefully when it is returned to you next week during discussion. If you believe there are grading or addition errors, follow the instructions in the document, exam_corrections.pdf, which can be downloaded from the File Sharing page of the course website. Corrections must be submitted in person to Dr. Landrie by Wednesday, October 5.

Overall, I thought the class did a good job on the exam; the first one is always a learning experience. I was surprised to see, however, that very few students (<10) were correctly able to draw the hyperconjugative model on their Lewis structure in the essay question. Many students were, however, able to explain the hyperconjugative model even if they could not draw it. Therefore, I doubled everyone's essay score so that up to 20 points of extra credit could be earned.

Also, Sapling and i>Clicker scores were updated on Blackboard today. If your score is missing, you still have not registered properly. You must complete registration of both items today to receive credit for these components.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Exam One (CHEM 232) Reminders

1. A study guide for exam one has been posted on the File Sharing page of the course website.

2. There will be a review session this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 130 SES. The review session is student-led, which means students should bring problems they want to work out on the whiteboard.

3. Exam one is on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8:00 a.m. in room 250 SES. So that you have the maximum time possible, the exam will start promptly. Arrive early!

• Seating chart will be distributed at 7:45 a.m.
• Exams will be distributed at 7:50 a.m.
• Instructions will be given at 7:55 a.m.
• Exam will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:15 a.m.

4. There will be a quiz during discussion next week despite the exam. The quiz will ask you to predict the major organic product for ten reactions we've covered (e.g., substitution, B-elimination, halogenation, acid-base) and to identify five functional groups.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Take Home Quiz 3

Since Monday (Sept. 5) sections will not have discussion section, quiz three will be a take home quiz for the entire class. You may download the quiz (quiz3_232F11.pdf) from the File Sharing page on the course website. The quiz must be turned into your TA by Tuesday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to turn the quiz in during discussion section (e.g., Monday) your TA will email you with instructions on when and where to turn it in to them. Have a great Labor Day weekend.
Dr. L