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What is the format for the midterm, tests, quizzes, etc... for the BIO 201 online? Do you take them in person in a lab? Are they timed? I am going to take this class online for the Spring semester. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I took BIO 201 at RioSalado. Each week there was usually:
1. one chapter to read (the first week had more) and
2. a lecture quiz (quiz on the reading) and/or
3. a lab quiz/practical and/or
4. an essay
Weekly Work: There are ungraded lab assignments every week that have all different formats to help you study and there are videos and activities to help you learn as well. All of the quizzes and practicals (longer lab quizzes) are multiple choice that you take at home and some are timed. The lab quizzes/practicals have pictures and diagrams like the ones in the lab manual (the book you buy). I would highly recommend completing the ungraded assignments. The teacher can not see the grade though, so you can just turn it in blank and it will give you the answers.
Midterm/Final: The midterm and final both have the same format. There are 3 sections (2 multiple choice and 1 essay section). The two multiple choice have 40 questions each (no diagrams or pictures). In the essay section, you must write 4 essays from the pool of about 25 possible essay questions that you are given throughout the weeks. These you must go into a testing center for the final and midterm (call to see the closest one to you) and you have a total of about 3 hours to complete the entire thing.
Hope this helps!