Advanced Placement Biology Syllabus 2018-2019
131 Russell Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Instructor: Mr. Silluzio
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Other days by appointment.
Class WebPage www.biopage.org (AP Biology)
Biology. Campbell & Reece…In Focus 2nd Edition AP (supplied)
AP Biology notebook - (supplied)
Assignment Type and Description % of Term Grade
~70% Exams. The course will include a midterm exam, a final exam and
term final exams, which will be given at the conclusion of each quarter. Exams will also be
given periodically throughout the school year, usually to conclude specific topics.
All will be written and closed book. Students may use a calculator with
exponent and square root functions. More advanced and graphing
calculators are not allowed. Students are not allowed to make up exams.
Exam grades are final.
~30% Homework, laboratory work and graded assignments:: Reading assignments and
corresponding enrichment/study material be posted on the class
WebPage throughout the course.
All students must take the midyear exam and the Final exam. The midyear exam and the final exam
will count for 20% of the semester average, as stated in the Student Handbook. Students who take the
AP Biology exam are exempt from the final exam. The school year will conclude with a major research assignment that will count as the students final exam grade.
Make-up Policy: Arrangements for make-up work due to extended absence will be discussed on the day the student returns to
school. Make-up work must be completed promptly.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY EXPECTATIONS
Cheating and Copying
Each student is expected to do his/her own work. Copying from another student's responses on an examination, from another student's report, or another student's homework is dishonest and unacceptable. If the other student is an accomplice in the act, that student is equally guilty of academic dishonesty.
High School: Students will be required to redo the original or alternative assignment after school for 50% credit. On the second and subsequent offenses they will receive no credit.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of words or ideas of another and passing them off as one's own. Quoting from a published work without the use of quotation marks and identification of the author is plagiarism. The use of ideas and information in another person's work, even if that person's exact words are not copied, is also plagiarism, unless documented properly. Individual student assignments require students to submit their own individual work even if they were allowed to work together during the process.
High School: Students will be required to redo the original assignment for 50% credit. On the second and subsequent offenses they will be required to redo the original or alternative assignment and receive no credit.
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