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Assessments - Concept papers

In the average biology course you are expected to take an exam every few weeks, then get graded on the exams, and then move on regardless of grade.  In this course I will regularly provide you with an outline that prompts you to write down your understanding of major concepts.  I ask that you go through these concept outlines, and respond to each question in complete sentences, in as much detail as you can, as a way to demonstrate your understanding.  I will comment on your responses, have conversations with you, and return the document until your responses are satisfactory. We will still have some quiz format assessments, but these concept papers will form the bulk of our efforts to assess gains in content understanding.

Concept Paper Outlines