Saturday, October 25, 2008

Various presentations about parasites and other stuff

This link is to an increasing number of presentations, including PowerPoints, pdfs, and audio (*.wma format). The Cedar Point Biological Station recruiting show (*.ppt and *.wma) are up there for downloading if anyone wants them. The pictures from the CPBS show are of Field Parasitology class in multiple years.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Freshman biology feedback in general

After posting that commentary on student writing for a single week, I decided to put up all the feedback that I've given students over the past seven weeks. Does this feedback seem to help? Maybe.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Feedback to non-majors BIOS 101 (~200 students)

Every Friday, in BIOS 101 (approx. 200 students, mostly freshmen), we do an extemporaneous writing. After those pages are recorded, they have a week to re-do them and generate a page of self-assessment. On October 3, 2008, the prompt was: Based on your knowledge and experience in biology so far, answer the question: Do any of the current candidates for president or vice president understand the importance of scientific research? Answer the question “yes” and defend your answer, then answer the question “no” and defend that answer. After reading their self-assessments, I sent them some feedback (the link); it's been edited slightly.