COLLEGE CHEM EXPECTATIONS 2020-2021
Respect each other
Stay off of electronics while I impart knowledge
Use common sense
Video: We will take notes in class and have some flipped video assignments.
Mastering Chemistry: This is an online learning system. you will access the text via this and have questions over things we have done in class.
Google Classroom rq2kpwu is the class code. Check this daily to see assignments
Materials: I highly recommend a 3 ring binder to keep current notes together.
A REAL calculator, not your phone. you can check one out from your math teacher
Lab notebook (used one supplied, or can purchase new for $20)
The most important thing you can do is advocate for yourself. Ask questions. Do not whine about not understanding. However, ask questions at appropriate times, coming in to class as a test or quiz is scheduled and whining is not going to get you the help you need. Come in before or after school. Also, if you are absent, you have to ask me for the missing work, I will not remember that you have been gone. You can always get synergy to get missing work
Grades and Grading
Grades will be weighted in the following categories
Tests 40%, Labs 30%, Quizes 20%, Practice/homework 10%
Grades will run through the semester
Grading scale is thus:
Late work will have a 10% penalty
We will have 5 unit tests: 1 early October, one Early November, one during scheduled final time (but will not be a "final"
Second semester 1 before spring break, 1 late April, then a final in May
There are no test retakes, this is a college course.