Biology 100/103 -
Concepts in Biology
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- Corrections are due
one week after the exam was returned in
class. (10% late
penalty per day thereafter)
- Corrections are OPTIONAL.
Your grade can only improve, not decrease.
- Corrections are only for questions which you MISSED on the exam.
- Maximum credit is 50% of the # points lost. E.g. an exam score
of 64 means that 36
points were lost. Ergo, UP TO 18 points
can be regained, for a maximum score of 82.
- Corrections will be graded on the following criteria:
- a) The correct answer must be identified. Incorrect answer = little/no credit for the question.
- b) Each choice (A, B, C, D, E) must be explained:
why it is true or false.
c) Explanations must be complete and correct.
(It helps to cite the page# of your textbook)
d) False/missed explanations = partial
credit; No explanations = NO CREDIT.
- General format: Re-write the question, followed
by each answer.
- Hand in your corrections stapled to
your original answer sheet (required!!).
Sample exam question and the corresponding exam correction:
1. A good example of an ecologist is a
biologist who studies:
Exam Correction Answer
- How the heart pumps blood to the body: incorrect. This is an
example of a physiologist.
- How bacteria ferment glucose into lactic acid: incorrect. This is
what a microbiologist would study.
- How plant cells copy their DNA: incorrect. A geneticist
would study this.
- How the plants of a forest are affected by acid rain: correct. Ecology
deals with the study of how organisms interact with their environment. The
acid rain is part of the non-living environment affecting the plants in this
- How glucose molecules get transported across a membrane: incorrect.
A cell biologist would probably study this.
Note: Each choice (A - E) is identified as correct or
An incorrect choice is explained WITH EXAMPLES as to what it REALLY IS, not simply
as "Others have this too". (Since the answers A, B, D, and E are false,
this is obvious). What I am looking for is an understanding of why these choices are
wrong. Where appropriate, textbook pages are cited.
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