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In addition, your instructors will track your attendance in the studio; attendance is required in this class. Don’t worry, if miss a class if you get sick, or have to travel, your grade won’t suffer. You will have three free absences (no questions asked) during the semester. But there will be point penalties, as described in the syllabus, if you miss more than three studio classes in the semester. The reasoning behind this attendance policy is quite simple. We have excellent data which prove that missing multiple classes is highly correlated with lower exam scores, and lesser learning and retention. We really want you to learn biology, but you can’t do that if you are not in class. So to make sure that you take full advantage of the learning opportunities in the studio, we strictly enforce this attendance policy.

Your success in this course, both in terms of amount learned and in terms of a good grade, is assured if you understand the format of the course, do the assigned readings and attend the studio sessions faithfully, and spend at least as much time studying outside the classroom as you spend inside the classroom. You are responsible for learning, just as you are responsible in every class you take. But the difference in this class is that we do everything we can to provide the resources and the environment where learning is maximized.

Instructor responsibilities

Your studio instructors will deliver a brief (10-15 minute) introductory lecture at the start of each class day, and an equally brief wrap-up session at the end. In between those two lectures, you will be working with your fellow students on the studio exercises for that day. During that time the instructors will circulate in the studio, asking questions, answering questions, and generally helping you learn the material. Please take advantage of this incredible opportunity to interact, one on one, with your faculty and GTA instructors. If you have a question, don’t be shy. If you want to know if your class notes (i.e., the stuff you are writing in the Studio Manual) are accurate, ask an instructor. Their job is to help you learn the material, and they can help a lot more if they know what your questions and concerns might be.

Your studio instructors will also be responsible for grading the daily quizzes and recording those grades, usually in a course that they set up on K-State Online. If you are not familiar with K-State Online, don’t worry. It is our course management system, and it is very easy to navigate. Your studio instructors will not be responsible for writing the biweekly unit exams. Since there are 10 sections of this course each semester, it is better (and more fair) if all students in all sections take the same exams. So those exams are written by the course coordinator, and all exam questions are vetted by faculty members who are teaching in one or more sections in a semester. The first 6 unit exams are administered on Monday evenings (see syllabus for the exact dates), and the final unit exam is administered on Thursday morning during finals week. Grades for these exams will be recorded on K-State Online as well, so that you have ready access to your grade information.

Helpful hints

  • Read the assigned material before coming to class.
  • Don’t skip class.
  • Take advantage of the learning opportunities afforded in the studio (your fellow students, the instructors, the practicum students, the studio exercises, etc.) every time you are in class.
  • Take good notes and read over your notes in the studio manual within 24 hours after every class.
  • Use the study guides and concentrate on the Objectives when you study for the unit exams.
  • Study a little bit every day rather than cramming the day before the exams.
  • Ask lots of questions, and be prepared to answer lots of questions.
  • Don’t fall behind, but if you do, make every effort to catch up as soon as possible.

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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