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Students will be responsible for material covered in the lectures, the
relevant chapters of the textbook, and suggested
assignments. You are responsible for adhering to the
of the University of Victoria, particularly with regard to scholarly integrity.
Please review the Academic
Regulations section of the University Calendar with particular
attention to the section of Plagarism
The marked components
will be weighted as follows:
A passing mark for the laboratory (with completion of 70% of
the laboratory work) is required to pass the course.
A passing mark (approximately 50%) for the total of final examination,
midterm tests, clicker and Mastering Chemistry quiz component is also
required to pass the course.
All midterm and quiz marks
count towards the final grade with NO EXCEPTIONS. Therefore, students must work throughout the
course and be rewarded for such. Regular review
of the material has proven to be the best strategy
for success in this course. You should not
leave things until the end of the course with
the notion that you can depend on the final
examination as a means of measuring your performance.
The final examination should be considered
as a part-measure of your achievement in this
- You'll get a copy of the data sheet (last page of
your Lecture Notebook contains a sample Data Sheet) in the midterms
and final exam. Here's a sample pdf
- Missed midterm tests or final examination will count
as zero in the grade calculation unless a medical or
other satisfactory reason is provided in writing.
- Missed Mid-Term Tests: The excuse must be
dated within the week of the missed midterm test and must be handed
in to your instructor within two weeks of the test date. The medical
excuse must provide sufficient information to establish that you were
not able to write the test or exam due to your medical condition on
the date of the test or exam. You are expected to give written
consent for appropriate information about your medical condition to
be disclosed to your instructor. Any such information obtained is treated
as confidential. Certain other types of personal or family circumstances
may be considered as equivalent to a medical excuse if accompanied by
appropriate documentation. There will be no make-up midterm
tests. Documentation (e.g., from your doctor) should be provided
to your instructor. If the documentation is accepted, the weight of
the final examination will be increased to account for the midterm test
- Missed final examination: The appropriate documentation
should be submitted with a “Request for Academic Concession”
(from Records) to the Undergraduate Records Office as described in the
University Calendar, p36).
- Missed on-line quizzes in Mastering Chemistry will
count as zero.
- Clicker points will be based on participation in
CHEM 101 classes on specified dates, depending on your section. If you
participate in clicker questions in 80% or more of the specified 18
classes (i.e. in 14 or more classes), you will receive the maximum of
3% of your final grade. You have to answer AT LEAST ONE of the questions
on a given day to get credit for participation that day. If you participate
in fewer than 14 classes, you will receive a pro-rated percentage. There
is no opportunity to “make up” or prorate clicker points
Letter grades will be derived from the final composite score. Conversion
of numerical scores to letter grades will be based approximately on a
new conversion scale introduced by the University in 2012. This new scale
is described HERE
© Department of Chemistry, University
of Victoria. Updated 28 August 2012.