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Dr. Chamberlin's Fall 2003 Online Course Guidelines

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12. Quizzes and Exams

Quizzes are diagnostic, a type of formative assessment, designed to help you assess the quality of your studying in this course. If you are completing the reading and doing the work in the study guide, then you will have no problem with the quizzes. If, however, you are behind in your studies and not spending the kind of time you need to be spending in this course, then your quiz scores will suffer.

Exams assess your knowledge and understanding of the course materials in a more summative fashion. They provide an evaluation of your learning of the materials in a particular segment of the course. While exams are designed to gauge what you learned, they can help you learn as well. By going back through an exam once you have taken it, you may discover things you missed and figure out how to better study the new materials that follow.

Ten (10) online quizzes worth 30 points each will be given this semester. You may earn a maximum of 300 points taking quizzes in this course. All quizzes are based on the readings in the novel, the study guide and the online lecture notes as linked in the Course Syllabus. The multiple choice Self-Test questions in the Study Guide are a good place to start. You will have 30 minutes to complete a quiz from the moment you click on Begin Quiz. Each quiz will consist of ten (10) questions. Quizzes may be taken as many times as you wish during the week in which they occur, however, quiz questions will vary each time you take the quiz. No makeup quizzes will be given. If you miss a quiz, you lose the points. The highest score earned for a quiz will be counted. Correct answers for quizzes will not be given. You will have to answer a question correctly to learn its correct answer.

Four online exams worth 100 points each and one final exam worth 100 points will be given this semester. Exams cover the materials listed in the Course Syllabus. You may earn a maximum of 500 points taking exams in this course. Exams may consist of multiple choice, matching, short answer, essay and skills-based questions. Exams cover readings in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Remarkable Ocean World of Jules Verne: A Study Guide for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the online lecture notes as indicated in the Course Syllabus. Questions come from the Self-Test section, the Thought Questions section and the instructor's mind. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam from the moment you click on Begin Quiz. Exams may be taken up to three times but the scores will be averaged. Also, you must wait 24 hours between attempts and exam questions will vary with each attempt. After you complete an exam, you will be able to see your score and the questions you missed.

Quizzes and Exams will be available starting at 1205AM Monday at the start of the week in which they occur and ending at 1155PM Sunday in the week in which they occur. All quizzes and exams will be delivered on our Fullerton College WebCT course site, http://webct.fullcoll.edu:8900.

Quizzes and exams follow the schedule provided in the Course Syllabus. Remember, quizzes and exams are available and DUE during the week in which they are listed in the Syllabus. The WebCT web site quiz link also provides due dates and times for the quizzes and exams.

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