Click the “Week 3 Assignment” link in the top left corner to enter the Website Recommendation Blog.
Part 1: Now that you have had a chance to study the organ systems of the body, choose one system and research it further. Find a credible and reliable, scientific website that augments what you have already learned about that particular organ system. No duplicate websites are permitted. [NOTE: Neither open resources nor open blogs can be used as sources of information; see ‘Researching Information’ within the class for more information on appropriate credible/reliable sources of information]. Share the website with the class by writing a full paragraph summary (150 words minimum) of what you have learned or have found particularly helpful when reviewing the website. Do not copy and paste directly from the website. This blog should be written in your own words. Also, include a link to the website (type the title, highlight it, then, click on the link icon to add the URL) so that your peers may also view it and benefit from the website you have discovered.
Part 2: Peruse some of the Blog entries made by your fellow classmates. Choose at least one that you found useful and comment on how the website helped you with this week’s content. The comment should be 100 words minimum.
For Part 2 – posting the Blog Response Post to a fellow classmate, click the “Week 3 Assignment – Website Recommendation Blog” when you are in the Week 3 Assignment folder. The screen will refresh and on the right side will be a black bar with “Blog details” on it and below that will be your name and an down arrow. Click the arrow and all the people who have posted blog posts will be listed. Read through the post by selecting the fellow student’s name and the screen will refresh – scroll to bottom and on the bottom left will be the student’s blog post. When ready to respond, click “Comment” at the end of the blog post and then a space will open below the blog post you are responding to. When done with the response blog post, click “Add”. Then the response blog post is posted.
***** Please make sure you are using Firefox when in the classroom completing coursework and taking exams; Firefox is the most compatible browser to use with BlackBoard. *****
Both parts (I & II) are due and must be completed by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of Week 3.
The Week 3 Assignment – Website Recommendation Blog is worth a potential total maximum of 100 points and there are two components: (1) Part 1: your initial blog post, 150 words minimum, discussing a credible and reliable, scientific website that augments what you have already learned about that particular organ system (80 points maximum) and (2)Part 2: response blog post to a fellow classmate, 100 words minimum (20 points maximum).
The Week 3 Weekly Summary Extra Credit assignment is to be submitted by clicking the “Week 3 Weekly Summary” link in the top left corner. Then, please click onTYPE SUBMISSION and directly type your Weekly Summary assignment into the Submission Area, and when done, click “Submit”.
Every week, I ask that you provide a summary post in this area about specific items that you have learned in the past week. So for the Week 3 Weekly Summary, topics will be from information learned from Week 3. I will list some items, and you can pick one and comment on it. The post will count as extra credit. The Weekly Summary is not mandatory to complete and will not impact your course final grade if not completed. This is the only Extra Credit offered in Advanced Biology; and all students are highly encouraged to complete it every other week.
The Weekly Summary is to be directly typed [copied and pasted] into the Week 3 Weekly Summary Submission Area. In order, to be eligible for the full amount of extra credit points, it should be a well thought out full paragraph in your own words, at least 150 words. Any information used from an outside resource, REFERENCES, is required to be properly cited per APA requirements, with both in-text citations and a full reference citation. [Note: Directly quoted materials or the references are not included in the word count.]
In order to be eligible for the full amount of the extra credit, the code word(s) discussed during the Keiser Live Class for Week 3 are also required to be posted with your Weekly Summary Assignment.
Per Keiser University Policy, Extra Credit cannot be more than 2% of the course total; therefore the maximum that can be earned for each Weekly Summary is 0.5 points (for a maximum of 2 points for completion of all 4 Weekly Summaries). The allotment of Weekly Summary Extra Credit is as follows: 20% [0.1 points] – grammar/spelling and meeting the minimum word count, 20% [0.1 points] – posting Code Words from Keiser Live Class and 60% [0.3 points] content for a maximum total Extra Credit, 100% = 0.5 points.
The Weekly Summary is due by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of Week 3.
Pick one of the following topics (or choose one of your own) and tell us what you learned about it this week. This should be in your own words. Please be very specific and see the directions above as well to ensure your Weekly Summary submission meets all requirements.
1. The relationship between tissues, organs and systems and their functions in animal bodies
3. The structures and functions of the human circulatory system
4. The structures and functions of the human digestive system
5. The structures and functions of the human respiratory system
6. The structures and functions of the human urinary system
7. The structures and functions of the human immune system
8. The structures and functions of the human nervous and sensory systems
9. The structures and functions of the human endocrine system