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Dr. Chamberlin's Fall 2002 Online Course Guidelines

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13. 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.

Twelve online quizzes worth 25 points each will be given this semester. You may earn a maximum of 300 points taking quizzes in this course. Except for the first quiz, all quizzes are based on the multiple choice Self-Test questions in the Study Guide. 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. In addition, 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 wil not be given. You will have to answer a question correctly to learn its correct answer.

Four online exams worth 100 points each will be given this semester. Exams cover the materials listed below; exam #4 is comprehensive. 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. Exams cover readings in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Remarkable Ocean World of Jules Verne: A Study Guide forTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. All questions come from the Self-Test section, the Thought Questions section and information presented at the beginning of each chapter in the Study Guide. 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. However, you will not be given the correct answers for the exam until after the exam period is over.

Quizzes and Exams will be available starting at 1201 AM Monday at the start of the week in which they occur and ending at 1159PM Sunday in the week in which they occur. The web site and specific link for taking quizzes will be provided through the mailing list. Make sure you contact me if you have not received information on taking quizzes and exams by Week Two!

Quizzes and exams follow the schedule provided in the syllabus and as provided here:

Quiz or Exam
Covering...
Due no later than...
Quiz 1 Terms of measurement 1159PM, Sunday, September 1, 2002
Quiz 2 I-1, I-2, I-3 1159PM, Sunday, September 8, 2002
Quiz 3 I-4, I-5, I-6, I-7 1159PM, Sunday, September 15, 2002
Exam 1 Part One,
Chapters 1-10
1159PM, Sunday, September 22, 2002
Quiz 4 I-11, I-12, I-13 1159PM, Sunday, September 29, 2002
Quiz 5 I-14, I-15, I-16 1159PM, Sunday, October 6, 2002
Quiz 6 I-17, I-18, I-19, I-20 1159PM, Sunday, October 13, 2002
Exam 2 Part One,
Chapters 11-24
1159PM, Sunday, October 20, 2002
Quiz 7 II-1, II-2, II-3 1159PM, Sunday, October 27, 2002
Quiz 8 II-4, II-5, II-6, II-7 1159PM, Sunday, November 3, 2002
Quiz 9 II-8, II-9, II-10 1159PM, Sunday, November 10, 2002
Exam 3 Part Two,
Chapters 1-13
1159PM, Sunday, November 17, 2002
Quiz 10 II-14, II-15, I-16 1159PM, Sunday, November 24, 2002
Quiz 11 II-17, II-18, II-19 1159PM, Sunday, December 1, 2002
Quiz 12 II-20, II-21, II-22, II-23 1159PM, Sunday, December 8, 2002
Exam 4 THE ENTIRE NOVEL 1159PM, Sunday, December 15, 2002

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