Living Environment Honors : About the Course
Living Environment Honors will prepare you for the Regents Exam, SAT II Biology Exam and Future AP Courses
This Honors Biology course prepares the student for the the Living Environment Regents Exam, Honors Chemistry and AP Biology. It also prepares them for the SAT II Achievement Test in Biology, if they want to take it in June,
Honors Biology covers the Regents and College Board curriculums, and provides knowledge of topics including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Comparative Anatomy & Physiology, Reproduction & Development, Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Ecology and Plant Biology. Students who elect to take the Honors course should have an interest in Biology, as well as a commitment to complete the advanced work/assignments required to be successful in the course.
Honors Biology is a challenging course. To do well, a student must pay careful attention in class, actively participate in class discussions and activities, keep an organized notebook, review class notes daily, read, complete homework and laboratory assignments, and seek extra help if necessary.
I will be posting a weekly schedule of the material that will be covered during that week on this website. All schedules are subject to change.
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Grading: Quarter grades will be based on tests, quizzes, homework assignments, laboratory reports and class work assignments. Unit tests are given at the end of each unit and will be given on science testing days, which are on Monday and Tuesdays. Quizzes will be announced and given between unit tests. The quizzes will cover any information covered/discussed in class, textbook reading and article reviews.
Unit tests: 50% Quizzes 20% Lab/Classwork: 20% Homework: 10%
Homework Policy: Written homework assignments are rarely given and will account for no more then 10% of the overall grade. However, the students' nightly homework assignment is to study class notes to ensure they understand the information and remember it. Students should list questions or place a star next to information they do not understand in their notes. Students should then ask those questions either in class, or during extra help.
Testing Days: Unit Tests will be based on school school policy (Thursdays and Fridays) Quizzes can be on any day but will alway be announced prior to quiz date.
On the Handout / Notes page, I will be posting additional resources for students to use to study from. Students will be expected to have a knowledge base and apply it to answer questions on the quiz or test.