Week 1 Extra Credit
Every week, you may provide a written summary about specific items that you have learned in the past week. For the Week 1 Weekly Summary, topics will be from information learned from Week 1 (Chapters 1, 2 & 3). The Weekly Summary is not mandatory to complete and will not impact your course final grade if it is not completed. This is the only Extra Credit offered in General Biology; and all students are highly encouraged to complete it. In order, to be eligible for the full amount of extra credit points, it should be a well thought out full paragraph in your own words, at least 150 words. If any information is used from an outside resource it is required to be properly cited per APA requirements, with both in-text citations and a full reference citation. [Note: Directly quoted materials or the references are not included in the word count.]Pick one of the following topics (or choose one of your own) and tell us what you learned about it this week. Please be very specific. This should be in your own words, with information properly cited. Please see the directions above as well.
- The scientific method and its components
- The different types of carbon compounds
- Elements, atoms, and molecules
The scoring of the Written Summary for the Weekly Summary Extra Credit is as follows: 20% – grammar/spelling, 10% meeting the minimum word count and 70% content for a maximum total Extra Credit, 100% = 0.5 points.