Week 2 Extra Credit 

Every week, you may provide a summary post in this area about specific items that you have learned in the past week. For the Week 2 Weekly Summary, topics will be from information learned from Week 2 (Chapters 4, 5, 6 & 7).  The Weekly Summary is not mandatory to complete and will not impact your course final grade if not completed. This is the only Extra Credit offered in General Biology; and all students are highly encouraged to complete it every other week.

You may not complete the Week 2 Weekly Summary after Week 2 has closed.   The Weekly Summary is due by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of Week 2.

Note: Per Keiser University Policy, Extra Credit cannot be more than 2% of the course total; therefore the maximum that can be earned for each Weekly Summary is 0.5 points (for a maximum of 2 points for completion of all 4 Weekly Summaries).

 Writing a Summary – 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. Any information used from an outside resource, REFERENCES, 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 explain what you learned about it this week. Please be very specific. This should be in your own words. Please see the directions above as well. 

  1. Animal and Plant Cells
  2. Diffusion and Osmosis
  3. Enzyme parts and functions
  4. Hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic
  5. Energy
  6. Photosynthesis
  7. Cellular Respiration

The scoring of the Written Summary for the Weekly 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.