You have a pre-quiz and a quiz each week. Most of the questions are based on the weekly lectures, but some answers will require deducing answers from what is implied by the lecture contents, rather than just being based on direct statements of fact in the lectures Some questions may require further research beyond the lectures and your deductive powers. Beware: The internet is a poor source of science information, and many seemingly valid information sources are not valid. In addition, science moves on and learns new things, so anything more than 10 or 20 years old may now be invalid. Many webpages (blogs, field guides) written by non-geologists are full of outdated, incorrect information. Commercial websites, such as geology.com, whose goal is to get you to click on advertisements, are also full of errors. You can always consult with your instructor.
Full credit (100%) on pre-quizzes is earned by completing the quiz in a pattern that shows you were thinking about each answer and not just randomly and hastily selecting answers. Your weekly pre-quiz answers must be submitted in the online classroom using the automatically graded quiz form, prior to the last three days of the scheduled week. After submitting a pre-quiz, look at your automatically scored result. To solve the questions you did not understand the answer to, review the weekly lecture, review other relevant PNW Geology course webpages, and relevant outside, third-party resources if need be. You can always contact your instructor with specific questions.
Each week of class, the pre-quiz available only during the first four days. It must be completed and submitted during that time. It contains the same questions that will be on the quiz.
A pre-quiz can never be made up after its due date because its premise that you have not spent much time studying the subject will no longer be valid..
Each week of class, the quiz is available only during the last three days. It contains the same questions that were on the pre-quiz, but now you can only earn credit on the answers your get right. The quiz must be submitted by the end of the week,
The weekly quiz cannot be opened after the week is over.
An exemplary quiz will have:
- An on-time date of submission
- A 100% score, due to actually deducing the answers based on your reading of the lecture, any further research you think is warranted, and any consultation with the instructor you feel the need for
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Weekly Quiz Rubric