Nsci4100: Development of the Nervous System
Dr. McLoon will have coffee tomorrow, Tuesday (Dec 4), 9:00-10:00am at Expresso Expose (the coffee shop on Washington Ave. across the street from the hotel).
He also will have coffee Thursday morning (Dec 6), 9:00-9:40am at the Starbucks in the University Hotel (was the Radisson).
DO NOT FORGET the next paper discussion is Friday...come prepared or do not come.
The key and grade distribution graph for exam 2 are posted. They can be accessed from the exam 2 links on the schedule page.
I will not have a coffee hour this week, since it is a short week. I will be here Wednesday afternoon (giving a make up exam), so please stop by my office and say hello if you are not heading right away.
Have a fun, relaxing and safe Thanksgiving weekend.
Dr. Lanier posted her lecture from last Friday in case you would like to review it [link].
Please note that the exam tomorrow will be in NHH 2-101, and you may start as early as 9am.
Dr. McLoon will hold coffee hour tomorrow, Thursday (Nov 8), 10:00-11:00am at a table in front of Moos Cafe / Java City (2nd floor of Moos).
Also, he also has sceduled a weekly office hour (in his office): Wednesdays, 2:30pm, 4-158 Jackson Hall.
And in anticipation of the midterm exam next week, he will be available in his office Monday, after 2:30pm.
Dr's. McLoon and Letourneau will have a coffee hour Wednesday morning, 9-10am, in Moos Cafe. If you are available, then please stop by, even if just for a minute to say hello. Next week, we will pick a different day and hour.
There is some confusion about the exam scores in moodle. Ignor the percentages. Add your machine graded score to the additional points for the questions that were eliminated. Then go to the graph to see where you stand.
We have more info on the final exam. We were approved for additional time (if you need it). The final will be Dec 18, 8:00-11:30am in room 3-100 Mayo.
Dr. McLoon will have a coffee hour Wednesday morning, 9-10am, in Moos Cafe. If you are available, then please stop by, even if just for a minute to say hello.
The following questions on the midterm exam will not be counted: question 15, 20, 21, 26 and 39. For each of these questions, if it was marked incorrect on your exam, then you will receive an additional point. The added points will appear soon as another grade on moodle. Note that the point distribution graph for the first exam has been revised (link).
I want to stop the lynch mob before it is too late. Yes, that was the worst exam I have ever written. The first round of the scores are in (link), which will be adjusted. There was one question that only three people got correct, and the statistics indicate that they guessed. It took me less than a minute to identify five questions that are invalid and will be eliminated. Scores will be adjusted accordingly. The scores being entered in moodle are your raw scores from the test center without adjustments. Nobody failed (i.e. no D's), except possibly the professor. I need to study the exam further before planning what to do. I am very sorry about this exam, and I am certain it was torture to take.
The final exam will be Tuesday, December 18, 8-10am. We have requested extra time for the exam, but have not heard yet.
As I promised, here is a link to a letter from a previous N4100 student who is doing Teach for America. This letter talks specifically about Teach for America, which you may find interesting whether or not you are considering the program. In other letters, she described significant health issues, blatant racism and social problems that her students faced and in which they chose to involve her. I think that this woman has been forever changed by the experience.
In anticipation of the upcoming midterm exam, I scheduled the following office hours:
Wednesday, Oct 3, 4-5pm, 4-158 Jackson Hall(my office)
Monday, Oct 8, 11am-noon, atrium outside our lecture hall
Monday, Oct 8, 3-4pm, 4-158 Jackons Hall (my office)
Our next coffee hour with McLoon and Nakagawa will be Wednesday (Sept 26), 3:00-4:00pm, at a table in front of Starbucks in Coffmann Union. Please stop by if you can.
We will have a coffee hour Tuesday (Sept 18), 10:00-11:00am, at a table in front of Starbucks in Coffmann Union. Please stop by if you can.
The reading assignment listed for today and Wednesday is in the 5th edition of the Purves textbook. If you have the 4th edition, then you should read pages 545-562.
We will have the first coffee hour this Thursday (Sept 13), 9:30-10:30am, at one of the tables in front of Moos Cafe on the 2nd floor of Moos tower. Please stop by if you can.