I don't believe in curves. I believe that all of you have
the ability to function
in this course. If you do not posess the ability then you wouldn't
up for this class. I expect you to work hard. Some of you will
have to work
harder than others. That's just how life is. If you study on
without being told and keep up with your homework you should
trouble when a test comes. It is up to you to study. The material
covered in class is the standard material that is necessary for
all individuals taking this course throughout the nation.
U 67 and below
Expectations for the Course
Schedule: You will have
a copy of the syllabus to refer to, however, updates and
reminders are on the front board always. Read the board every
day to find out what is assigned, what is being collected, and
tests are coming up.
are manditory for this class. You will need to study from them.
We will not be using the chemistry text books for quite
so these will be your only source of study material. Notes will
be collected and graded each mark period. If you are absent
is your responsibility to get the notes from a classmate.
them neat and in order by date. Do not use your chemistry notebook
for any other work and please do not graffiti on your notebook;
it is very unprofessional and I will deduct points. Incidentally,
most of the world views graffiti as an eyesore; not art. Your
notes are worth 10% of your grade.
Homework: Is normally graded on effort unless
specifically mentioned. The value
of the homework is usually 10 points if finished completely.
am going over the answers in class the assignment will not be
It is your responsibility to hand it in the next day when you
are absent or receive an alternative assignment. Alternative
will be available on the front counter labeled with the date
it was assigned. Homework counts as 10% of your grade.Quizzes: I do not announce
quizzes. I expect you to study at least 1/2 hour every
night and keep up with the class. I am here after school and
school if you need help. Everybody has other commitments; including
myself. If I can sacrifice to be here after school, so can you!
Please remember that if no one shows up after class by 2:55pm
will assume that no one is coming and I will leave. Quizes count
of your grade.
on both vocabulary (being able to use it) and calculations. Tests
are scheduled after the end of each topic and a reminder will
be given at
least three days in advance. Tests count as 40% of your grade.
If you fail a test you may fail the mark period.Labs: Many
of the labs are detailed and hard to finish if you have not read
the instructions and prepared you lab report. I expect you to
know the equipment and be able to run the lab with little instruction.
Write ups for the lab are usually due the next day. Those
who are absent can work on the lab alone, however, I have to
run class and I cannot help out. You will have to be independant.
have specific requirements for how I grade your laboratory work
and I will share them with you. Laboratory work takes a
of time, therefore, laboratory work counts as 30% of your grade.
means that if you have an average of 100% in all the other parts
of your grade you can earn no higher than a "D" in
Labs are graded on accuracey and professionalism.
Attendance is mandatory! Chemistry is hard enough, but when
absent often it makes it difficult to understand and catch up.
Field trips in
other classes, as well as, Just say No, Crosstalks, Peer Mediation
valuable. However, So is my class! I am not responsible for keeping
your field trips. It is considered an absence and is treated
by my as one with
respect to homework due and assigned, as well as notes. If you
are going to be absent for a long period of time you should have
someone call the guidance department to collect work for you
and then have it picked up by someone. The school number is 461-8830.