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Fri. 8/28/15 -- Solid job overall on a challenging cumulative Final Exam, folks: the mean was 145.9/200 (73.0%), and the median was 147/200 (73.5%). Find your score and your final overall course grade and percentage (after the curve was applied) here.
Remember, your graded Final Exam will not be returned to you, but you will be welcome to come to my office to view and/or discuss it next quarter.
If you did NOT earn at least a C grade, then you did not meet the prerequisite for BIOL& 253, and if you've already registered for BIOL& 253 this fall, I suggest you drop this class soon so that you do not get charged for it (and if you've already paid for it, so that you can get a full refund). BIOL& 252 is offered again here at Clark in the Winter 2016 academic quarter, taught by Dr. Rick Rausch (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also investigate the offerings of some of the other colleges in the local area, as many of them offer the equivalent of BIOL& 252 in traditional (face-to-face) and/or on-line versions in the fall. This fall is also the first quarter that Clark is offering the first class of the new two-quarter A&P sequence, BIOL& 241, taught by Professor Mark Bolke (email@example.com). The prerequisite for BIOL& 241 is BIOL& 160, which we offered at Clark for the first time this summer (it will continue to be offered every quarter). Please click here and here for a couple of documents that further explain some of the changes that are happening with our biology and A&P offerings over the next few years. Not sure which A&P sequence best meets the needs of your future intended program of study? That is a good question for a Health Occupations Advisor – you can call the Advising Department at (360) 992-2345 to connect with one.
For the rest of you who are registered for my BIOL& 253 course this fall, enjoy some time away from the grind of school with your friends and family, and get your A&P batteries recharged. When you feel ready to start preparing for 253, check back to this site beginning September 7th to check out the syllabus and some other updated course materials that will be posted by then. If you are anxious to get started even earlier than that, you may begin your Martini readings (we're starting with Chapters 19, 20, and 21), and you can also preview the archived 253 notes from fall of 2014 at the bottom of this website.
Thank you again for all of your hard work this past quarter, and let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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BIOL& 252 Syllabus, Summer 2015
BIOL& 252 Ch. 12 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 13 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 14 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 15 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 16 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 17 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 18 Notes
BIOL& 252 Hormone Chart
BIOL& 252 Ch. 28 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 29 Notes
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 3 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 3 Prep Guide
BIOL& 252 Ch. 29 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Ch. 29 Prep Guide
BIOL& 252 Final Exam Study Tips
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam Protocols and Multiple Choice Exam Tips
BIOL& 252 Cranial Nerve Exam Informational Handout
Edited Table 14-9 from Martini et al.
Cranial Nerve Exam Sample Grid
As you know, the A&P sequence is tough, and it requires a lot of outside-of-class study time and effort in order for you to give yourself the best chance to excel. A while back, I asked some of my best A&P students to tell me what they did to help them score well on the lecture exams. Here's what they said.
Here's an article that references a research study about a simple writing exercise to help reduce test anxiety.
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Biology 252L (Lab) Materials for Summer 2015
BIOL& 252L Lab Manual, Summer 2015
A&P Open Lab Schedule for Summer Quarter 2015:
All done for the quarter!
My colleagues Professor Mark Bolke and Dr. Rick Rausch have compiled extensive collections of links to web resources that you may find useful and interesting during your study of A&P. Check 'em out!
Professor Mark Bolke's links page
Dr. Rick Rausch's links page
Biology 251 Course Materials from Spring 2015
Biology 252 Course Materials from Summer 2014 -- Note: if you are taking my BIOL& 252 course this summer (2015), feel free to preview these but do not print them, as I will be editing them for the upcoming quarter and some content and/or organization may change. I'll have the "new and improved" versions of my notes posted in the "Biology 252 Course Materials for Summer 2015" section of this website (scroll up) by the night before each lecture at the latest, and most often sooner.
Biology 253 Course Materials from Fall 2014
Biology 164 Course Materials from Winter 2015