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Dr. Chamberlin's Fall 2004 Oceanography Online Course Guidelines

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10. 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.

Fifteen (15) online quizzes worth 20 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 textbook as described in the Course Syllabus and as contained in the COURSE CONTENT SECTION of the WebCT site.

You will have 30 minutes to complete a quiz from the moment you click on Begin Quiz. Each quiz will consist of 10-20 multiple choice, true-false, matching or other type of questions. Quizzes may be taken as many times as you wish during the time 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.

Five online exams worth 100 points each will be given this semester. Exams cover readings in the textbook as indicated in the Course Syllabus and as indicated in the Course Content section of the WebCT site. All exam questions come from the quiz quuestions. Your lowest exam score will be dropped, NOT including the final.

You may earn a maximum of 400 points taking exams in this course. Exams may consist of multiple choice, matching, short answer, essay and skills-based questions.

You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam from the moment you click on Begin Quiz. Exams may only be taken once.

A COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM will be given during the last week of classes. The final exam will consist of 100 questions and be worth 200 total points.


FAILURE OF COMPUTER OR OTHER TECHNICAL GLITCHES ARE NO EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE A QUIZ OR EXAM. As a courtesy, I give you at least an entire week to complete a quiz or exam. You should not view the time and date when the quiz/exam window closes as the due time and date. The due time and date is the entire one-week period. You have an opportunity to take the quiz/exam during this window of time. However, if for ANY reason, you are unable to take the quiz or exam during this time period, you forfeit the right to take it. THERE ARE NEVER ANY MAKEUPS OR EXTENSIONS OF TIME ON QUIZZES AND EXAMS.

All quizzes and exams will be delivered on our Fullerton College WebCT course site, http://webct.fullcoll.edu:8900. The schedule for quizzes and exams is listed in the Course Syllabus. However, see the WebCT site for exact due dates and times for all quizzes and exams.

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