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Laboratory Content (Tentative schedule)
· Chemical Splash Goggles
· Carbon-copy laboratory notebook
· Apron (recommended)
· USB Flash Drive for saving data
All procedures mandated and described in the University safety manuals and course lectures will be followed at all times in this laboratory.
Attendance is required. If you do not attend lab you, the corresponding work for that lab will only count for 50% of its grade. There are no make-ups on missed labs.
Notebooks need to be brought to each lab. Objectives, procedures, and materials need to be completed before you arrive to lab. You notebooks will be checked before you enter lab each week. If you have not completed these sections you will not be allowed to complete the lab for that day. Post lab questions should be answered in your laboratory notebooks. Notebook pages and post labs are due one week after the laboratory is completed.
Laboratory Assignments and Reports
Each laboratory project will have post lab assigned to it. Post lab questions should be answered in your laboratory notebooks and handed in one week after the laboratory has been completed. Your lab grade will be deducted 50% of the grade if you did not attend lab. Notebooks and post labs will be deducted 5% (up to 50%) for each day late. Please write legibly, if I cannot read it then I cannot grade it.
Research Project and Paper
Research Projects. Each student will work on a 4 week research project. Potential projects are listed below. Research plans are due on March 19th and should include your research objective(s), a detailed methods section of what you propose to do, and a timeline for your project. Research projects will start on April 2nd, and all laboratory work should be completed by April 27th.
Research Papers. One final research paper on your project will be due the last week of lab on April 30th. You will work on sections of this report over the last 6 weeks of the course. This paper will be written in the format of a science journal article. The paper, if acceptable, will be incorporated into the Instrumental Analysis Journal. Your paper will be graded as either, Accepted for publication without edits (A), accepted with minor edits (B), accepted with major edits (C), or not accepted for publication (D-F). Any edits that need to be made need to be submitted one week after you receive the instructor’s comments.
If you have an idea for a research project please bring it up to your instructor by Feb. 27th. All research projects will be finalized on March 5th.
Assessment and Grading
Support for Students
If you need course adaptations or accommodations due to disability, please make an appointment with me ASAP. Students experience difficulty in a course for a variety of reasons. At any point in the semester, if you encounter difficulty with the course or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, do not hesitate consult with me.
For problems with writing skills and time management, contact the Academic Support Center, 301 Payson-Smith Hall (780-4470).