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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
 

TYPE.  Handwritten (including "neatly printed") work will not be read.  If you have not started to use computers yet, this is a good time.  You may use single or double space according to your preference.  You may use both sides of the sheet if you wish to conserve paper, or email.

SPELL CHECK:   I should not be the first person to read your work! You should always edit and revise.  But at the very least, let the computer help out & catch the glaring errors!!

NO COVER SHEETS.  A heading including your name, the date (the date turned in!), class, and some indication of the assignment (e.g. "lecture 2/12" or "exam 3 questions") at the top of the [first] page is sufficient.  
 For example: 

Biol 72   HOMEWORK TITLE YOUR NAME
(for “3 interesting points” just write the date of the lecture)     

HAND IN WORK ON TIME.  If you miss class, deliver, or have assignments delivered to the box outside my office, or to my mailbox As Soon As Possible

The usual writing style in science is that we rarely (if ever) use a journal-type style.  That is, explain and discuss the information directly.  Avoid discussing yourself or the author(s) of any item you read.  Discuss yourself, your thoughts, feelings, etc., or those of any authors, only when that information is particularly salient, and ONLY after having already explained the pertinent information.​

E-MAIL or any electonic medium is also an acceptable medium for any homework assignment.  Remember to  spell-check & edit this work as well.  Standards are not lowered because the medium has changed. For email: use a subject line and a doc. title that make sense, either yourinitials- or  yourlastname-humgen-date, e.g. schmeidler-humgen-040120 (for April Fool’s Day, 2020) or kts_040120-humgen.  It is especially important that any attached docs should have sensible names including your name or initials to distinguish your assignment 3 from everyone else’s assignments !        

CITATIONS:  always use a proper [acceptable in science; not MLA ] format - see web page for guidance

Due at the beginning of every class session [3 point each set ] :

A brief statement of the three (3) most important, interesting, or in some way notable points from the class - be sure to specify the date of the week being reviewed.  Please note that there is no "right" answer for this.  As part of your review and study, after lecture, note the points that intrigue you.  Write a brief statement of the point -- fact, idea, comparison, unanswered question, or whatever.  Focus on the information content to enhance the quality of your studying process.  Explain briefly why you are intrigued.  For these to be useful for your studying success, avoid the trivia, the "factoid", and focus on significant points.  These may be ideas, comparisons, statements made by someone else, or your own thoughts as you have looked back over the material. Explain why you find these points interesting or significant. [estimate ~ ½ page]

EXTRA CREDIT: Due one week before each exam for possible use on the exam
  - or any time prior to the exam for credit -
 3 multiple choice questions drawn from the material in each chapter covered by the exam.  In certain cases, topics corresponding to lectures (but not really to chapters in the text) will be announced in class, as well. Each question should have 5 possible answers.  The correct answer must be indicated (the easiest way is to circle the letter, or place a symbol by it).
1 point for each group of 3 multiple choice questions

You may work on these assignments in your study groups, but each student is responsible, individually, for completing each assignment.  If they are handed in jointly, all names MUST appear on the assignment, and there MUST be a commensurate multiple of the assigned questions ( e.g. if two people work together => 6 "interesting points" or 6 multiple choice questions per chapter/topic).


DO NOT QUOTE - USE YOUR OWN WORDS

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR PRINTED
-- or they will be returned unread --
This includes any other work assigned to be written outside class

BE SURE TO USE CORRECT CITATION FORMAT (when citing sources is necessary)

PROOFREAD AND SPELL CHECK ALL WRITTEN WORK
-- to avoid embarrassment
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