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Levels of Help in BIO201DII. Computer and Webpage HelpCELL BIOLOGY, BIO201D. (Dr. Hennessey) Spring, 2007Instructor: Dr. Todd M. Hennessey Office: H610 Hochstetter Hall Phone: 645 2363 ext.194 Office Hours: M and W, 2:00 to 3:00 or contact me for an appointmentE-mail address: [email protected] Lectures: Poerpoint lectures will be placed on the BIO201D UBLearns site dailyAudio recordings at: http://its.buffalo.edu/services/audio/digirec.shtml Meetings: Everyone must attend each Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:50 in 109 KnoxRequired textbook: Cell and Molecular Biology (4th Edition) by Gerald Karp, 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. ISBN: 0-471-46580-01Required lab manual: Available at the University Bookstore, 200 Lee Entrance Course requirements: Three exams 300 points Ten quizzes at 3 points each 30 points Lab Exam 70 points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 pointsPolicies: No extra credit will be given. The grade is determined from the point total only.No incompletes will be given unless accompanied by a valid medical excuse (or equivalent) explaining why the work could not be completed. No make-up exams will be given unless the student produces a valid, written, excuse with a doctor's (MD) signature (or equivalent) explaining why the student missed the exam. Regrades of exams may be requested in person only up to one week after the exam is returned. Excused absences must be approved by Dr. Hennessey at least 2 weeks in advance. Exams: There will be 3 section exams (see the Course Outline for details). All exams will be multiple choice and computer scored. Every student in BIO201D must take all of these exams without exception. All of the exam grades will count towards your final grade. The first two section exams will be given during the 50 min. lecture periods. Exam I (90 points) is on Wednesday, February 14 and Exam II (100 points) is on Wednesday, March 28. The third section exam (110 points) will be given during the scheduled final exam period. The Lab Exam (70 points) will also be given during the final exam period. Previous exams (with answer keys) are available from BIO201B UBLearns. BIO201D students may not take any BIO201B exams or attend BIO201B lectures. Ifa BIO201D student takes a BIO201B exam, they will get a grade of “F” for that examImportant Dates: Spring Semester, 2006Last day to drop courses without financial penalty - Friday, January 19. Last day to drop courses without "R" - Friday, January 26. Deadline to request undergraduate S/U credit - Friday, January 26. Course registration ("R") in effect - January 27 - March 30. Last day to drop a course - Friday, March 30.1Grades: Final grades will be determined from the scale shown below. 360-400 A347-359 A-333-346 B+320-332 B307-319 B-293-306 C+280-292 C267-279 C-253-266 D+240-252 DBelow 240 FNOTE: This scale sets the minimum totals necessary to achieve the grades shown. Individual exam scores will be adjusted by applying an appropriate formula to the scores. For example, if the highest scores in the class are 33 out of 35 possible questions right and there are 100 points possible, each score could be multiplied by 100/33 = 3.0303. For example, 31 right would be 31 (3.0303) = an adjusted score of 93.9 (that’s 94% right) while 33 right would be 100 points or 100%. It is the adjusted score (not the number right) that contributes to your 400 possible points and is used to determine your final grade. COURSE OUTLINE Section 1: Bonds, pH, macromolecules and metabolismMembrane structure and functionMitochondrial and chloroplast membrane transport and ATP synthesis Chapt. 1 (pp. 1-31): Chapt. 2 (pp. 32-85), Chapt. 3 (pp. 86-103 and pp. 108-109), Chapt.4 (pp. 121-152); Chapt. 5 (pp. 182-186 and pp.193-206); Chapt. 6 (pp. 217-232) Estimated date for Exam I: February 14Section 2: Cytoskeleton, Cell Motility and Cell Nucleus Chapt. 9 (pp. 334-394),Chapt. 10 (pp. 396-407 and 428-432), Chapt. 12 (pp. 492--516) Estimated date for Exam II: March 28Section 3: Endomembranes, Cell fractionation, Cell cycle, Cell division and Nuclear division (mitosis/meiosis) Chapt. 8 (pp. 279-323), Chapt. 18 (pp. 734-747 and 752-756), Chapt. 13 (pp. 550-554); Chapt. 14 (pp. 578-623) Exam III will be during the scheduled final exam period.2Advice on How to do well in this class:What I'd do to get an “A” in BIO201 if I were taking this class :My underlying assumptions: When you see something, it goes though a specific neurological pathway (involving the optic tract, lateral geniculate nucleus, occipital cortex, etc.) and information is retained primarily in visual stores. This is one type of file, a visual file. When you listen, information goes through a different pathway and is stored in different (auditory) files. When you write, that experience goes through a motor pathway and some information is retained in motor stores. Speaking involves a different motor pathway, as does hearing. Thought integrates these pathways and generates files of its own. If you look, listen, write, speak and thinkyou can put the same information in 5 different files. That's like putting an important computer file (like a term paper) on your hard drive, CD, zip disc, memory stick and other backups. The more files in which you have information stored, the better chance you have of retrieving it on command. If you lose one or two files, you have backups. The book is another file, but it is not theprimary file. Note that this is not advice for success in all courses, just this one.The most important reading assignment for this course is the syllabus.I. Skim the assigned pages ahead of time. Don't outline the reading material and don't take notes YET. That’s right, don’t take notes yet, wait for the lectures to tell you what’s important. A. Make sure and check the syllabus to keep aware of what is being covered. B. Only read for what you can understand, skim the reading material. Don't worry if there is material you don't understand. C. Think of questions and write them down. Look for the answers during the lectures. D. Take mental pictures of the pages and the figures (visual files).II. Attend all of the lectures (visual and auditory filing). Take notes in class (motor file). A. Bring your book to class. That way, you don’t have to draw figures


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