BIO335/GEL335 Extinction Announcements and Updates Page
Term Paper Topic Due: September 4th.
Please consider your topic carefully. Pick a topic you are interested in (you are allowed a wide latitude of choice); but you do not want a topic that is too broad or too narrow. It is especially important that you do a preliminary literature review (try First Search) to ensure that there is source material available to you. I will arrange brief meetings (approx. 15 min.) with each student to discuss your topic. Inorder for a topic to be approved we have to determine that it is suitable to the course and that sufficient source material exists.
FIRST DRAFT of TERM PAPER DUE: Thursday, October 2nd.
SECOND DRAFT of TERM PAPER DUE: Thursday, October 30th.
TERM PAPER FINAL DRAFT DUE: Tuesday, November 18th.
1st ESSAY DUE: Thursday, October 16th.
Essay should be 1 - 2 pages, double spaced.
Topic: Raup, Chapter 3 - Sense or senseless?
Essay grading: essays are graded on grammar, spelling, neatness, etc., (60%); and the amount of thought put in (effort) plus your logical presentation (explaining your ideas), (40%). Overall grade is NOT dependant on being "right" or "wrong" (there may, in fact, be no "right" answer). Remember - THINK! and present yourself professionally with a neat, carefully proof read essay.
1st Exam: October 9th.
Exam will be essay type. Material to be covered TBA.
2nd Essay Due: TBA
Topic: Gen Ed
3rd Essay Due: May 6th.Topic: Design an animal which cannot go extinct, and explain why it does not exist.
4th Essay Due on day of final exam.
Annonymous evaluation - what do you think about the course, now that you've taken it?
FINAL EXAM: ......day, December @
Same room we normally meet in (117 Hudson Hall).
Term Paper Presentation Schedule:
Attendance is mandatory for the term paper presentations as you will be graded based on both your presentation and your involvement in the discussion of other presentations (i.e., the questions you ask). Missing your presentation will result in a zero since we do not have time for make-ups.
(Remember, individual presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length. 3-4 minutes will be allowed for questions. Two person groups will be allowed 20 minutes total).
If you are the first scheduled speaker on a given day, please be prepared to do your presentation during the previous meeting, should we find ourselves with spare time.
Schedule of Presentations: