Sophomore Biology Syllabus 2019-2020
131 Russell Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Course Title: College Prep Biology Room: 121
Instructor: Mr. Silluzio
After School Hours: As needed 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class WebPage www.habiology.org (Sophomore Biology)
Text Book: Glencoe Biology (Classroom)
Campbell Concepts and Connections (Supplied by HA in the form of handouts)
The course will include a midterm exam, a final exam and
term final exams, which will be given at the conclusion of each quarter.
All will be written and closed book. Students may use a calculator with
exponent and square root functions. More advanced and graphing
calculators are not allowed.
70% Quizzes and Exams:
30% all other assignments
Students participate in a variety of activities during class time.
These activities may address a range of multiple intelligences and learning
styles. Some activities/assignments and may be completed individually and some in groups. Such
assignments will be graded on both completion and content.
Other assignments may require work at home. These assignments may include reading
or completion of lab work.
Corresponding enrichment/study material will be posted on the class
WebPage throughout the school year. Any assessment identified as a quiz
can be made up. Retakes are limited to one additional quiz.
All students must take the midyear and final exam. The midyear exam and the final exam
will count for 20% of the semester average, as stated in the Student Handbook.
Make-up Policy: Arrangements for make-up work will be discussed on the day the student returns to school.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY EXPECTATIONS (Student Handbook)
Students must be on time for class and ready to begin following the change of period bell.
Electronic devices should never be used or be visible in the classroom without permission. Students who violate this rule in anyway will be dismissed as insubordinate and asked to hand the device over to office staff.
Cheating and Copying:
Each student is expected to do his/her own work. Copying from another student's responses on an examination, from another student's report, or another student's homework is dishonest and unacceptable. If the other student is an accomplice in the act, that student is equally guilty of academic dishonesty.
High School: Students will be required to redo the original or alternative assignment after school for 50% credit. On the second and subsequent offenses they will receive no credit.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of words or ideas of another and passing them off as one's own. Quoting from a published work without the use of quotation marks and identification of the author is plagiarism. The use of ideas and information in another person's work, even if that person's exact words are not copied, is also plagiarism, unless documented properly. Individual student assignments require students to submit their own individual work even if they were allowed to work together during the process.
High School: Students will be required to redo the original assignment for 50% credit. On the second and subsequent offenses they will be required to redo the original or alternative assignment and receive no credit.
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