12/1 - Opportunity for Homeostasis Bonus Points First Lab Session Next Week!
11/30 - First three video homework assignments (V1, V2, V3) are now posted for the Reproductive System. I will post the rest of the video questions as I complete the questions for these assignments.
11/27 - All the study guides for Unit Four have been reviewed and are now posted. The study guide for digestion and nutrition have markings to indicate "hot list questions". These are "test questions". The other three study guides now have fewer questions but all the questions will be on the exam. So, now you have all the test questions. I recommend that you make flash cards for all these questions. This is a real opportunity to use Unit Four Lecture Exam to improve you grade.
11/20 - The slides for C24/C25 have been "rearranged" but the content is the same. I tried to put all the anatomy slides at the beginning and the slides about function at the end.
11/20 - The Video Homework Assignment for C23 Urinary System is now posted. The due date for this assignment is at the beginning of the first lecture period after the Thanksgiving break.
11/17 - Unit Four Lab Learning Objectives
11/17 - The first assignment in Unit Four covers "two chapters" (Digestion and Metabolism). This explains why there are so many questions on the C25 Study Guide. In lecture I will give you a list of the most important questions to know for the lecture exam. I have also posted now the Homework Assignment for the Digestive System (C25).
11/16 - I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are starting Unit Four and it is a sprint to the finish line. The deadlines for full credit on the study guide and homework assignments will be applied. So, make sure you get your work in on time (start of class). Some of the homework/study guides are on the long side, however. This is designed to give you a board understanding to the different topics. In lecture, I will focus on fewer topics that will be covered on the Unit Four Lecture Exam. You should also budget time over the break to learn your Unit Four Lab Objectives. Unit Four is always an opportunity to improve your grade!
C1609 M/W - We have class next Monday. You need to submit the C25 Digestive System Study Guide and Homework Assignment on Monday for full credit. You will need to complete C23 Urinary System Study Guide and Homework Assignment for Monday 11/27.
C1607 T/Th - There are no classes next week. Your C25 Digestive Stem Study Guide and Homework Assignments need to be submitted for full credit on Tuesday 11/28. You will need to complete C23 Urinary System Study Guide and Homework Assignment for full credit on Thursday, 11/30.
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11/9 - Homeostasis Bonus Point: At the beginning of lab session you may write the homeostasis definition for two points.
11/5 - The Homework Assignment Respiratory System is now posted. You should have the C22 Study Guide and the Homework Assignment for C22 completed submitted for credit at the start of the second lecture period next week.
11/5 - Urgent message: You will not be able to use your personal computers to take the next lecture exam. Therefore, you need to practice logging onto Canvas from on campus before our next lecture exam. You may do this by using one of the computers in the kerning center. If you have a problem then ask the staff to help you log onto Canvas. This is your responsibility to ensure that you will be able to log onto Canvas when you come to take the lecture exam. In one class, 100% of the students logged onto Canvas without any issues. So, the other class should also be able to log onto Canvas without any issues.
11/4 Updated Arteries and Veins PowerPoint
11/2 - Next week is a very important week, one week before exam week. Here is what to expect and how to prepare.
> First lecture section goal is to finish C21. We will start the first lecture period with a 20 min Q/A on C18 Blood. Review this study guide and be prepared to answer questions.
>First section lab goal will use the first 20 min to complete discussion about blood vessels (lecture topic). You should prepare to start identification of the respiratory system.
>Second lecture session goal is to complete C21 immunity and cover C22 the respiratory stem. We will start the lecture period with a 20 min Q/A on C19 the heart. Review this study guide and be prepared to answer questions.
>We may need to use part of the following week's first lecture session to complete C22 before we start our Q/A for Unit Three Lecture. .
>Second lab session goal is to complete all learning objectives on the respiratory system then continue to review-all the learning objectives.
11/1 - Heart of America video review (part one) /// Part two
10/30 - Arteries and Veins Learning Objectives (up dated 10/31).
10/27 - Unit Three C21 Part B Video Homework Assignment now posted. This is due on the second lecture session next week.
10/26 - Reye's Syndrome: Why don't we give children asprin?
10/25 - Let us not fool ourselves. When you come to class are you prepared for your lecture and lab sessions? When I come to class, I am prepared! Are you spending three hours per day (seven days per week) to prepare for the lecture sessions and to learn the lecture and lab objectives as we progress through the unit? When I ask the class a question most students are unable to give me an answer to even the most simple question. Nobody is going to force you to study or to come to the lectures, however. Students who come to lecture are more likely to be passing the class. Students who do not come to lecture are more likely to be failing the class. ,
Please go back and read my Welcome First Day Comments. You are the only person who can put a value on your education. Are you willing to do everything you can do today to make your tomorrow better?
Here is the grade distribution for the second unit exam (total from two classes): A=4 // B=4 // C=17 // D=7 // E=13.
10/25 - All homework assignments and study guide answers will only be accepted for credit at the end of the lecture period. If you turn in the assignments late then you will only receive half credit. You must be present in order to submit your work.
10/25 - You will not be able to take Unit Three Lecture Exam on your personal laptop computer. The lecture exam shall be taken on the testing center's computer. (In one class, 100% of the students were able to log onto canvas using the testing center's computers). To log onto the test center's computer, you need to know your student ID and password plus have a cell phone to complete the authentication in order to open the Canvas exam. You may use the Macomb WiFi to complete the authentication with a text message. If you can not log onto Canvas then you will need to schedule to take the exam in the library the next day.
10/22 - See Suggested Lab Objective Learning Schedule (lab period one is the heart)
10/19 - Unit Three is another opportunity to explore the human body! We will start by learning about blood, blood vessels, hemodynamics, the heart, respiration, and immunity. The immune system is the single most important topic we will study this semester. Everybody may use this unit to improve your grade, it is all abut time on task.
The first video homework assignment is posted on Unit Three, Chapter 18 (four videos with worksheet questions). This assignment is due on the first lecture period next week. You should also have the C18 Study Guide completed by the second lecture period next week.
Unit Two grades are posted on Canvas. ,
10/16 - Important Exam Week Information:
> M/W Class: Exam on Oct 18th - Lec Exam at 6PM in Room N210 (be at room 20 min. early to log onto computer // Lab exam will start at 8PM sharp! - meet in lab
> T/Th Class: Exam on Oct 19th - Lab exam start at 12:30 PM sharp, meet in lab room // Lecture exam at 2PM in Room N110 (be at room 20 min early to log onto computer)
10/13 - Clarification about pineal bland and habenula location (Image 1 pineal gland and habenula // Image 2 commissure connecting pineal gland and habenula)
Success is never an accident but there is a simple formula: : Preparation + Opportunity = Success! What are your opportunities? (Lecture Sessions, Labs Sessions, Study Guide Questions and Unit Exams) "Carpe diem"
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