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Each student is to collect, press, dry and mount samples of all of the trees and shrubs presented in the course listed in the Excel file on Blackboard, except for those that are highlighted in yellow in the excel file. This collection is to be presented for grading at the time of the final exam. The grade on the collection will be based on completeness, accuracy and general neatness and quality of presentation. Directions for preparing the plant material for the collection will be posted inside and outside of the “open lab.”
Required drawings of the leaves, branches and habit of the yellow highlighted plants. Images from the internet are not an acceptable substitute.
The assignment must be submitted in person on the day of the exam.
Each student will take a multiple-choice final exam in which fresh samples of the trees and shrubs presented in the course will be mounted for identification. The student must know the common name, scientific name and family of the plant.
As part of the final examination identification of the selected annuals and perennial plants on the course list will be tested using live plants. There is no makeup exam available for this reason. The exam is run like a practical and must be taken in the assigned room on the assigned day. Students should go to nurseries, etc. to become familiar with these plants. They also grow all over the BC campus!
For each week there will be readings assigned and a 20-minute quiz given on the reading for that week. Quizzes available from Monday to Sunday on the week they are open and can be taken multiple times.
Stop by the open lab and submit at least 5 correctly identified plants. Extra credit half point if the plant is one that we didn’t have in lab at the time.
The grading in the course will be based on the following:
- 25% weekly quizzes (5% each)
- 40% plant collection packet assignment
- 25% tree and shrub identification final exam
- 5% annual/perennial identification final exam.
- 5% participation.
There is no curve.
Any plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment.
Collection packets will not be accepted late without a documented excuse.
The final examination identification of the selected annuals and perennial plants will be tested using live plants. There is no makeup exam available for this reason. The exam is run like a practical and must be taken in the assigned room on the assigned day. Students should go to nurseries, etc. to become familiar with these plants. They also grow all over the BC campus!
A+ = 100+
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = Below 60
Honors and Extra Credit
For Honors credit in the class, prepare One additional plant profile on plants of your choice. (No points only Honors credit)
For Extra credit, prepare One additional plant profiles on plants of your choice. (1 point). Additional profiles will not be accepted for extra credit.
Additional extra credit point (only one!) can be gained by submitting an extra participation plant in the lab. Extra half point if any of the participation plants you bring in are harder to find and the lab has been lacking the sample for more than a week.
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