CH301H - Principles of Chemistry I: Honors
Fall 2011, Unique 51040


Announcements

30 September:  Some useful information for our exam next Thursday:

1. You may use your textbook and a calculator for doing arithmetic.

2. We will split the class in half. If your last name ends in A - L, report to WEL 2.304. If your last name ends in M - Z, report to UTC 3.124.

3. Christina will give a review session this Monday evening, 7 pm, Wel 2.308.

4. The exam will cover material through the end of Chapter 4.

11 September:
 Some useful information for our exam this Thursday:

1. You may use your textbook and a calculator for doing arithmetic.

2. We will split the class in half. If your last name ends in A - L, report to WEL 2.304. If your last name ends in M - Z, report to UTC 3.124.

3. I have posted a practice exam on the class webpage. Your previous problem sets and problems in your textbook are fantastic tools for studying.

4. Christina will give a review session this Tuesday evening, 7:15 pm, in WEL 2.308.

2 September:
 I will not be having office hours next Monday, 5 Sept. Have a good labor day and see you next Tuesday.

26 August:
 I have been asked about using the ebook version of our textbook during our open-book exams. My policy is that you may not use anything during an exam that is either alive or capable of connecting with the internet. If you have the ebook and can prove to me that your ereader is incapable of connecting with the internet (not just that you have turned any wireless functions off but that it has no wireless functions period), then you may use the ereader. If your ereader can connect with the internet in any way, it is not acceptable. I know nothing about ereader technology, so I don't know if such a thing exists.

This does not mean you cannot work with the ebook, you just cannot bring it into the exam with you.

This is the first time I have taught a class with an ebook version of the textbook, and I apologize for not anticipating this issue. I have contacted the undergraduate course office to make sure that in future this policy is clear in the required textbook information you receive from the Registrar.

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday that our textbook is on general reserve in the Chemistry Library, WEL 2.132.

If you have any questions about this, please contact me.

25 August
:  First day of class.  Welcome!

24 August:  I received your current ALEKS scores this morning, and was disappointed to see that several of you have yet to log into ALEKS and many of you are still working towards the goal of a score of 70 or better. All students who do not have a score >= 70 by the 5th class day (30 August) will be automatically dropped from the course. You may have heard that in past years this deadline was extended; I have been told by the undergraduate course office that this will not happen this year, and that this is a firm deadline. The Dean's office estimates that it will take approximately 20 hrs in the ALEKS system to achieve the score of 70 or better, so please do not procrastinate.

Furthermore, to be prepared for CH301H (instead of CH301), I strongly advise that you enroll in this class only if you have received an ALEKS score of 85 or better. If your score is currently below that goal, I encourage you go back to the ALEKS system and work to raise it.

I look forward to meeting you tomorrow.