Friday, February 24, 2012
Reminder: The CHEM 233 midterm exam for all sections will be on Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. in room 250 SES. Arrive 10-15 minutes early so you have time to find your seat according to the seating chart that will be distributed that night. The format of the exam will be similar to the sample exams that are posted on the Sample Exams page of the course website. The midterm will cover the theory and techniques from labs 1-6. Also, no programmable calculators, graphing calculators, iPhones, iPods, PDAs or similar devices may be used. Only simple, non-programmable calculators may be used for calculations.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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 Spring 2012 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, February 22 for consideration.
Overall, I thought the class did a great job on the exam; the first one is always a learning experience. I was particularly impressed with your performance on the essay in drawing the MO picture of hyperconjugation. Even the students that were not able to correctly draw the MO picture, most were able to explain the hyperconjugative model. Therefore, to reward your hard work on this topic, I doubled everyone's essay score so that up to 20 points of extra credit could be earned.
If your performance on the first exam does not meet your goals or if you are struggling in this course, please come see me as soon as possible so we can discuss what outcomes are possible and formulate strategies for your success. Because of the cumulative nature of this course and the pace at which we cover material, very little can be done once we near the second exam to correct deficiencies. Seek help now!
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.