Chemistry 1035 – General Chemistry I
Fall Semester, 2013
3 hours credit, CRN 91627
Office Hours (Randolph 144)
Preston Durrill, Instructor
Randolph Hall, Room 144
Office phone: 540-231-6774
Home phone: 540-961-5179
Class times: 2:00-3:15 Tuesday and Thursday in McBryde 100.
Evening help sessions: Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Hancock 209 beginning on September 4. ON WEEKS WHEN THERE IS A TUESDAY TEST, THE HELP SESSION WILL BE ON MONDAY INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY AND WILL BE HELD FROM 7:00-8:30 IN ENGEL 223. Attendance at Help Sessions is entirely optional but can be helpful. Questions will be answered and homework and old test problems will be worked. You can stay for just a few minutes until your questions are answered or for the entire time.
Web page (Scholar) http://learn.vt.edu All materials useful for the course are posted on Scholar under “Resources.” This information includes the course syllabus, a periodic table, old tests and their answer keys, solutions to tests that you take, homework solutions, and class notes. You will also check your grades on Scholar Gradebook. I use Scholar to post announcements, which will also be sent to you by e-mail.
Four tests (lowest grade dropped):
On-line homework (Connect and Learn Smart)
+ and – grades will be used
for final grades:
B B+ A-
and the number range
C C+ B-
associated with a given letter
D- D D+ C-
grade will be determined at
the end of the semester.
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, by Martin S. Silberberg, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2012 (ISBN 978-0-07-340265-9). Cost is $201 at the Virginia Tech Bookstores. This price includes the Textbook, the Student Solutions Manual, Connect Plus (access to the e-book, on-line homework) and Tegrity. The textbook (or e-book) and on-line homework access are required. These materials are used in both Chemistry 1035 and Chemistry 1036.
Cost of Connect Plus from McGraw-Hill is about $110. This includes the e-book.
Cost of Connect alone (just on-line homework access, no e-book) is about $60.
For on-line Connect registration, go to the following web address and click the “Register Now” button: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/p_durrill_chem1035fall2013tth200-315 You will use this address to get to CONNECT each time you use it and you will log in with your e-mail address and password. Directions for CONNECT/Learn Smart registration are at the end of this syllabus and are also posted as the second item under “Resources” on Scholar.
To register for CONNECT, you will need the Connect access code that comes packaged with your textbook or that you purchase directly from McGraw-Hill.
Connect seems to like Chrome better than the other browsers.
The http://mpss.mhhe.com/ link will take you to the ASK Customer Experience Group Support Center. Scroll down and click on CONNECT. This will take you to the Connect Success Center.
Connect Technical Support: 1-800-331-5094
iClicker2: You will also need to purchase an iClicker2, which will likely be used in other courses as well. Cost is about $47 at the Bookstores. (The original iClicker can only be used for multiple-choice questions; iClicker 2 is much more versatile.)
Directions for iClicker registration are at the end of this syllabus and are also posted as the third item under “Resources” on Scholar.
Four tests will be given throughout the semester. Your lowest test grade will be dropped. All students enrolled in Chemistry 1035 will take the same...
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