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CHE 111

CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

INSTRUCTOR: J. PADULA

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CONTACTS

 

I have set up a few types of contacts for this course that I would like you to use when appropriate.  Some of your assignments may require you to use one or more of the following contacts or important links.  Each is explained below.

Discussion - Discussion will take place 5 times over the semester. I will post a discussion topic on the SLN- Angel CHE111 course.  For each of the module discussions, Iíll evaluate the quality of your submissions using a 0 - 5 scale. I will accept your highest 2 discussions for a total number of points for your discussion grade per each module. Please note: The number of quality points I award for each discussion post is not negotiable.

In addition to the points awarded for quality, anyone who responds to the discussion question or article on the first two days the discussion is open will receive an additional point. No points are awarded for posts before or after the discussion dates.

Points

Criteria

Examples

    0

No posting present during the time allotted for discussion or disrespectful in any way.

"That's a moronic response!" / "I have no idea." 

1

The post is irrelevant / It adds no academic value./ No new information is presented./ English skills are weak.

"I agree." / "Good point." / "Thanks for your response."

     2

The post contains a response to the article that is not supported by your remarks or too generalized.

"The EPA states fluoride in water is bad."

3

The post contains at least one usable fact or piece of information. The fact or information is available from the article and contains your opinion.

"The article says that...." / "In the article, the subject is . . ." "The author uses chemistry in order to . . ."

4

The post contains at least one usable fact or piece of information that is discussed with thought and scientific reasoning. The post can also contain your opinion if backed by another source.

"On the website I found references to research done on . . ."

5

The post makes a substantial academic contribution. Material is included that is not available just by reading the article. Some issue or concept is clarified. Critical thinking is evident.

"Here is another way to look at this issue..." / "In a critique of this article, research shows that . . ."

 

Talk to the Professor or Module Questions - Through SLN, this will allow you to communicate freely amongst your classmates or directly to me.  Use proper rules of etiquette, and I do expect you to follow them.  This may be a feature you will wish to use for help with homework and/or take home exams.  All discussions will be open to everyone. Please realize that I am not sitting at my computer at all times.  I may respond to you over the weekend, but that is not to be expected.

E-mail - My e-mail address is Janice.padula@clinton.edu

Important Links - Also on this page, you will find a number of links that are extremely important for researching information in the field of Chemistry.   Some of these are my personal favorites, and some are just the most important resources you have available to you as a college student.

Many times over the course of this semester, you will have homework or take home exam problems that you may need to find some addition information to "get the answers".  Many of these links offer you that help.  Please feel free to use them often as well as other sources (remembering to cite those sources).  

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†††† CCC's Home page

     CCC's Digital Library

     American Chemical Society

†††† Khan Academy

     SI Units

     List of Physical Constants

     Interactive Periodic Table

     Tro's Resource Website

†††† Kotz's 5th ed Student Resources

    NASA: Climate Change  http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/

If you need to contact me, go to Padula's Contact Information.

Last Updated: 10/10/2012