2009 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE
Each homework assignment is due at the BEGINNING of the class period on the following due dates:
Crossword Puzzle Topic
(copy to the correct assignment)
|Extra Credit||SCIENTIFIC.METHOD||scimethd.htm||Thursday, Aug.27, 2009|
|1||MINERALS.1||homewk01.htm||Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009|
|2||ROCKS.2||homewk02.htm||Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009|
|3||GROUNDWATER.3 - Click for puzzle clues!||homewk03.htm||Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009|
|4||GLACIERS.4||homewk04.htm||Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009|
|5||VOLCANOES.5||homewk05.htm||Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009|
|6||EARTHQUAKES.6||homewk06.htm||Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009|
|7||PLATE TECTONICS.7||homewk07.htm||Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009|
|8||GEOLOGIC TIME.8||homewk08.htm||Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009|
|9||OCEANOGRAPHY.9||homewk09.htm||Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009|
WEATHER.10B (both puzzles count as 1 assignment)
|homewk10.htm||Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009|
2. Homework assignments are collected promptly at the beginning of the class period on their respective due dates. Given this much advance notice, if your homework is turned in late for any reason (absences included), a late penalty of 5 points is assessed. If you are absent from class often, you are therefore advised to try to turn in homework early. Any homework over 1 week past due will receive a score of ZERO.
3. Early-Bird Bonus!* If you hand in a completed homework assignment at least ONE day before it is due, you may earn up to 5 extra points (up to 50 total bonus points towards your final class grade). Your homework must be turned in at least one day early to earn the extra credit. You may do any of the following: 1) hand in the assignment during the preceding class date, 2) drop it off at least one day early at the Faculty Support Office, Room B206; they must date stamp your homework, or 3) fax your homework assignment at least one day before the due date to the Oakton Skokie Campus Library at (847) 635-1449 - be sure to address it to "W. Tong, Room B206 - Faculty Support." (Faxed assignments must be legible, or they won't be graded.)
2. Use pencil, not pen or magic marker, to fill in the crossword puzzles. Avoid scratch-outs and the use of white-out liquid.
3. Don't use wild guesses or "creative" (that is, incorrect) spelling to try to fit in a word.
4. Your instructor will attempt
to grade and return your homework as promptly as possible. However,
it is a good idea to photocopy your crosswords before handing them
in while studying for your exams.