Sophomore Biology Syllabus 2017-2018
131 Russell Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Course Title: College Prep Biology Room: 121
Instructor: Mr. Silluzio
After School Hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class WebPage www.biopage.org (Sophomore Biology)
Text Book: Glencoe Biology (Supplied by HA)
Campbell Concepts and Connections (Supplied by HA in the form of handouts)
The course will include a midterm exam, a final exam and
term final exams, which will be given at the conclusion of each quarter.
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.
70% Quizzes, Laboratory Work and Graded Assignments: Students will
complete a variety of quizzes and assignments during class time.
Assignments will address a range of multiple intelligences and learning
styles, and may be completed individually or in groups. Such
assignments will be graded on both completion and content.
30% Homework and Class Participation: Reading assignments and
corresponding enrichment/study material be posted on the class
WebPage throughout the school year. Any assessment identified as a quiz
can be made up. Retakes are limited to one additional quiz.
All students must take the midyear and final exam. The midyear exam and the final exam
will count for 20% of the semester average, as stated in the Student Handbook.
Make-up Policy: Arrangements for make-up work will be discussed on the day the student returns to school. Make-up work must be completed promptly.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY EXPECTATIONS (Student Handbook)
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.
Middle School: Students will be required to attend a student/teacher conference, and redo the original or alternative assignment for 80% credit. On the second offense they will receive 50% credit and on subsequent offenses they will receive no credit and they will be required to redo the original or alternative assignment.
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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