|Quizzes at CMU Online|
NOTE for the first week of class: The first time you log in at CMU Online you will be given a "Pre-Course Assessment". This 10-question quiz is designed to tell us (and to show you) how well-prepared you are for the course. Your Modern Biology (03-121) course should be sufficient background to do well on the quiz. An overview of these topics is also in Campbell, Chapter 1.|
Your score on this quiz will not be included in your course record this term. Use the quiz to guide your review of previous course topics and to get acquainted with the operation of the CMU Online quiz site.
The remainder of this page describes various aspects of CMU Online use during the rest of the course.
Brief instructions for accessing quizzes:
Purpose of these Quizzes: These quizzes provide four important educational components to this course:
| Tips for taking On-line quizzes: All of these quizzes were designed such that they can be answered after reading just the text book (extra bonus points if you can't find the answer in Campbell!). To prepare for these quizzes you should read the appropriate sections from Campbell. You may find it useful to consult the lecture notes to gauge the importance of the various topics that are discussed in the text. In cases where there is no section listed from the text, a set of lecture notes will be distributed before the quiz is posted. You will find it useful to have the text with you while you take the quiz. A calculator will also be useful for some of the questions.|
Unless clearly noted, all of these questions have a single correct answer and you should select the best answer for your response. As with all multiple choice questions, remember to read all of the answers before responding. This is especially important for these quizzes because the order of the answers is changed each time a question is presented. Also remember that you have a total of three attempts at these questions before becoming locked out from a quiz.
|The quiz topics and numbering follow the weekly pattern of the lecture schedule. The quiz bonus and course-credit periods will also be identical from week to week. For example, the bonus period for Quiz 2 runs from Fri. Sep. 3 at 12:00 noon to Tue. Sep. 7 at 12:00 noon (deadline extended for Labor Day); Quiz 2 can still be taken for credit until Mon. Sep. 13 at 12:00 noon.
The bonus period for Quiz 3 runs from Fri. Sep. 10 at 12:00 noon to Mon. Sep. 13 at 12:00 noon; Quiz 3 can still be taken for credit until Mon. Sep. 20 at 12:00 noon.
In general therefore, the bonus applies to quizzes taken before a given week's lectures, and course credit will be given for quizzes taken during that week's lectures. Quizzes for previous weeks will not be available.
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