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Dies Irae

I have quizzes in both my General Biology and Microbiology classes tomorrow. I’m told that there will certainly be a question on the Micro quiz asking students to draw a virus and indicate certain proteins or other elements, such as membranes and genomic material. Just as my General Bio students are certainly expecting a question about chemiosmosis and the enzyme responsible for synthesizing ATP.

Students from both classes are probably more interested to find what movie or artist or governmental office I’ll be asking my extra credit question about. If they’re under about 30, they probably think a classic horror from 1980 isn’t worth watching. But they’d be wrong.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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First Quizzes tomorrow…

Image I mentioned in my classes that I sometimes post extra credit hints here – but not always. Just enough to make it worth checking once in a while and help buoy my stats.

In class last Thursday someone mentioned that they heard I liked to post extra credit questions about Twin Peaks (a favorite series), but that was last semester. I’m sure I won’t be able to resist throwing a couple in at some point. And, after all it’s always a good idea to see that TV doesn’t always have to be predictable and mundane – sometimes it can be awesome.

If I am giving any hints, it’s that this year, I’ve been watching a lot of movies- especially ones from the 70s and 80s – and writing reviews on my other blog, the now-incorrectly titled, 100FilmsIn100Days. So perhaps, we’ll see a little of that nice Dutch Colonial on Long Island from time to time. 

But not all of my extra credit questions come from incidental materials. Sometimes, they’re  serious, about subjects like the Measles outbreak I discuss below or material that I think is cool, but too detailed or tangential to be tested on for credit.

I look forward to getting back in class. See you soon.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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