- If you
don’t come to lecture, it is impossible for me to help you.
are weekly tutorial sessions where we will go over the answers to chapter
self-quizzes, will work calculations, will discuss study guide questions for
the examinations, and will go over answers to past quizzes and
examinations. This opportunity not
only allows you additional academic assistance, but permits you to have
greater contact with your professor.
your professor’s office hours and do not be frightened to come in. I fully enjoy developing the minds of
my students – that’s my job!
- If you
are an incoming freshman, seek assistance in study habits if your current
organizational skills are not working.
Don’t wait until the third hour exam to do this.
- If you
miss any of the 5 pop quizzes, it will hurt your grade and will be a
reflection of your course attendance and preparation.
is no substitute for personal textbook reading. There is no substitute for hearing
is no cell phone use permitted in the classroom. If you own one, it should be off (NOT
silent). If a phone rings or is
used in the classroom (texting), it will be collected by the professor and
given to the chairman of Biology.
You will then have to make an appointment to see the chair to
retrieve your phone. I will always
keep mine on vibrate in the event that there is a university wide
emergency and I am contacted to inform you.
is a difficult course; success can only come from hard work but not
necessarily vise versa.
is always open and all questions are welcome. They can be directed at lecture
material, textbook reading, exam study questions, or a science-related
topic you have been pondering. I
frequently use the class reply option under the FSU faculty tools, so I
will reply to your questions at large so all of us can benefit. I’ll take your name off the reply so all
questions are game – the only ignorant question is the one not asked. If you need assistance with answers to
the study questions, please don’t email me “What is the answer to question
5?” Rather format your inquiry…..“I
was thinking about question 5 and I know X from your lecture, and from the
reading I figure Y is involved, so this makes Z logical because blah blah.” That way
I know the starting base of your thinking process and how to help you.