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Chenier, Philip J.; Jenson, Todd M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1982
Study aids have been developed in a format allowing students to assimilate partial answers slowly, without consulting the whole answer. Discusses rationale and advantages of using the aids and provides three examples demonstrating logical thinking required to solve short-answer problem and use in multistep mechanistic or synthetic problems.…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry
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Ferrier, M. Drew – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses benefits, costs, locales, class recruitment, field supplies, timing, and testing methods. Provides a listing of Caribbean marine field stations routinely available to college classes. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Field Studies, Field Trips, Marine Biology
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Trombulak, Steve; Sheldon, Sallie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a study in which students were required to write for five minutes after class on topics that interested them during the lecture. Reports a significant effect on achievement in a vertebrate biology class. Notes that no difference in attitude was found. (MVL)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Content Area Writing, Journal Writing
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Adams, David L.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the Bradford Plan's general education core curriculum which includes a course in scientific literacy. Advocates an understanding, awareness and appreciation of the science field. Provides the course objectives and outline. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design
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Caprio, Mario W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a questionnaire sent to 763 Society for College Science Teaching members to identify problems of teaching nonmajors. Notes the questionnaire had a high return rate. Lists the eight major problems: post negative experiences; motivation; what to teach; abstractions; how to introduce relevance; staying power; inquiry material; and…
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Bicak, Charles J.; Bicak, Laddie J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Suggested is an approach to general biology which may be effective in sustaining student interest and infusing an appreciation for science. The goal of the approach is to foster life-long learning and capability to make connections and draw inferences. Examples using the levels of biotic organization are given. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Tourtellotte, S. Wilson – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a capstone experiment which can be used to improve student skills and to illustrate for students the strong connections between chemistry and biology. Procedures and explanations for the three parts of this activity are included. Ten follow-up questions are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Hogg, John L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a program in chemistry which was designed to encourage undergraduate minority students to enroll in graduate study. States that students attended meetings with their advisors and met as a group for a research lecture. The program included graduate students, staff, and professors who gave lectures and tours. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Experiential Learning, Minority Groups
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Last, Arthur M.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Describes an innovative freshman chemistry program in which course sequences have been designed to accommodate students with strong or weak chemistry backgrounds or with no previous chemistry at all. Includes information on courses offered, instructional strategies, and laboratory examinations. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum
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Lawson, Anton E.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an introductory, nonscience majors biology course. Discussed are the goals and objectives of the course; the use of the learning cycle philosophy of teaching and learning; the use of classic experiments, textbooks, examinations; and the training of graduate teaching associates. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes the report on undergraduate education in biology published by the National Science Foundation. Discusses the problems and recommended solutions for each of three areas: laboratories and course development; enhancing the quality of teaching; and recruitment and retention of students. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments
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Ryan, Janet – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the lack of study skills found among non-science majors. Provides examples of how science courses differ from other courses. Gives some methods to help students study more effectively. (MVL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Science, Content Area Reading, Introductory Courses
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Bigelow, Gordon E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Presents an experiment to measure the threshold limit of the adhesion of water. Discusses types of thresholds and pseudo thresholds. Provides 13 examples of thresholds in science. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Fundamental Concepts, Laboratory Procedures, Physical Sciences