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9-18-17
There were 9 students who earned 100% on Assessment #4.
Maybe they have suggestions for others who wish
to increase their scores. So........
I sent each of them an email asking the following questions:


1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff,
then your scores reflect prior learning.



2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???


3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

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Here are their unfiltered responses (7 of 9 responded):
It was hard to copy/paste from returned emails so excuse style/formatting.
White color means nothing-my computer wanted to do it-I had no control.

Student "1"
1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

 I learned approximately 50% of this material in a high school anatomy/physiology class that I
took 3 years ago. However, because I took that class so long ago, I needed to refresh my memory on many of the concepts.

2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???


I usually spend about 4 hours outside of class studying for assessments. I do not watch the videos until after class on Wednesday because some of the video information is repeated in lecture, and I can save time by not taking notes over the same information twice. After I watch the videos, I do the quizzes. As I do the quizzes, I write the questions and answers on a Word document. When a quiz says that the questions are taken from a pool of many questions, I retake the quiz multiple times until I have seen every question. Then, I briefly read the articles. The day of the assessment, I wake up an hour early and read my notes from the week’s lectures and videos, and I study the quiz questions that I had written down the night before.  

3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

I would definitely recommend utilizing the quizzes. A vast majority of the information we learn is factual and can only be remembered through memorization. The quizzes are a great way to test your knowledge on the factual information. For the conceptual information, I would recommend trying to teach the information to someone else. My roommate is an Engineering technology major, and she knows absolutely nothing about physiology or animal science. By trying to teach the information to her, I can test the extent of my knowledge. If I run into a topic that is difficult for me to explain, I know that I need to spend more time studying that topic. Additionally, my roommate often asks questions since she has no prior knowledge of this subject. If I can think quickly on my feet and answer the questions correctly, I can conclude that I have a thorough understanding of the material.

Student "2"
1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

 I would guess about 50%. I took three biomedical academy classes in high school that discussed human physiology on this level.

2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???


 I make sure I watch the videos the weekend before the lectures on the subject.  I take pretty detailed notes on the video so that I can really understand and remember the material for later.  Monday and Tuesday I read the articles attached to the lesson.  I print them off and highlight the detailed information that goes deeper than the videos.  The next few days before the exam I reread all of my notes, while putting more focus on current information. Then after that I do the quizzes and review my answers everytime so I understand what I'm missing. 

3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

 I would suggest spending more time than you think studying for the exam and if you don't understand it google it and find a description on a medical website.  Make sure you understand the base knowledge before moving on to the harder concepts.

Student "3"

1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

I think that I had a very good base of knowledge about the information taught in this class beforehand because I have worked in a mixed-animal vet clinic for the past 3 years. I feel like, for me, the information wasn't as overwhelming as some people find it simply because I knew about 40-45% of it already. For example, we have never treated a dog for hyperthyroidism or a cat for hypothyroidism. I know what the blood tubes contain because when we run samples in machines it is very important that heparin go into one machine and EDTA go into the other, and I have helped perform emergency thoracentesis on a dog who was hit by a car (it lived!)


2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???


  1. I always make sure that I have watched and annotated all the videos by Monday's lecture. I feel like they contain the bulk of the test information, and I really like the review session with the TA's because they have taken this class in the past and know what will be emphasized on the test. I take my time doing the readings throughout the week, but I always make sure that I complete at least 2 of the online quizzes per day (this lets me know how much of the material I really know not just how much I think I know.) I usually get up Thursday morning and go over all of my notes, complete all of the quizzes, and peruse the readings again just to refresh my memory. I also do a couple of the past quizzes to make sure my knowledge over past lessons has not gone away. 

3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

  1. My suggestion to people who are struggling would be to NEVER procrastinate and try to watch all the videos and do all the readings the night before (or even hours before) the test. This is information overload and none of it will stick. Also, make sure you relax while taking the test. Much of the information can be remembered simply by recreating a diagram on the paper or really thinking about it in your head. Make sure to cross out all obviously wrong choices before getting overwhelmed and trying to guess. 

Student "4"

1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

  1. I honestly didn't know much of the material we are covering, previous to your class. Just simple things about blood and cells that I learned in BIO 110 and 111 last year. I would say maybe 15% of the things I knew prior to taking this class.


2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???


  1. My study habits for this class include: trying to watch all of your assigned videos on the Saturday or Sunday before we have class on Monday. when I watch the videos I pause it and take notes in my notebook. No, I do not use the ATONE... Throughout the week I will look at and read the assigned articles once or twice. Then on Tuesday and mostly Wednesday night before the assessments, I go over all of the related online quizzes. I go over those many times, then I will take a break and read through my notes once or twice.


3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

  1. My suggestions would be paying attention to the YouTube videos, take the online quizzes (they are a resource to us, so I don't know why people wouldn't take advantage of that!) and also, pay attention during class when you are helping us understand things better.

Student "5"

1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

Before ANSC 230, I probably had knowledge of about 40% of the material from previous ANSC courses.


2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???

Before class on Monday, I at least try to watch a majority of the videos. While watching the videos, I take notes and draw diagrams. I have the videos/ readings finished before Wednesday so when Wednesday comes, I devote it to taking the quizzes. I keep taking each quiz for that week until I get a score in the 90s. During the quiz, I write down the question and answers to ones that I did not know.

3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

Suggestions: Take the time to study- do not "wing" it, take the quizzes, write things down from the lecture, videos, quizzes..etc..

Student "6"

1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

My only animal background is ANSC 102 and 221--Intro and Nutrition. Therefore all of this material is new to me.



2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???

I may get through the first video over the weekend or Monday, but typically I have been viewing them Wednesday night and getting up very early Thursday morning. (Last minute but the information is fresh!) I write down all the notes, and draw the diagrams (I find drawing it out helpful as I have difficulty mentally visualizing material--I need to see it). I think the material is really interesting so as I go through I try mentally making connections and applications to people and animals--for example I have a friend who had thyroid cancer and now take Ca supplements throughout the day--this connection helped me remember the relationship between Ca and the thyroid in class. I have been filling out a chart with all of the hormones, their origins/target, and activities. In the hour before the quiz I run through the online practice problems.  If there is a term or concept I don't understand I run it by a TA or google it. Lastly, when I think something is interesting I tell a nearby friend or roommate the fun fact--that solidifies whatever concept in addition to starting fun conversations :)

3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:

I think the biggest thing is to actively engage the material. Don't simply passively view videos. Take notes, draw diagrams, and try to connect it to real life examples. If you are learning the material but getting tripped up on the test, one thing that I find helpful as a test taking strategy is marking up the paper as I'm going though to get my thoughts out. As I read a question I mark out key pieces of information and jot notes as I go through possible answers. That helps me avoid everything circling around in by brain (still happens though :) ).

One thing that I forgot--I grade my quiz the same afternoon it is taken and figure out why my answer was wrong so I know for next time. I really appreciate the immediate feedback of receiving the answer key immediately after the quiz/exam. 

Student "7"

1) Approx. what per cent of our ANSC 230 material have you learned before our class?
Think hard on this one. If you came into the class knowing a lot of this stuff, then your scores reflect prior learning.

No answer to this Q.

2) Describe your study habits with timing noted. (For explain, I watch videos before Monday's class,
the night before the assessment I do online quizzes. I usual do a total of 5 online quizzes, etc.)
What are you doing? ATONE? Index cards? Study partner? Rewriting notes???

I try to have about half of the videos watched by Monday's class. Sometimes if I have a busy week I will watch half of the video's on Monday and half of the video's on Tuesday. By Tuesday and Wednesday I have done the quizzes a few times and make sure to write down questions I have.




3) Suggestions for your fellow students who are struggling:


I split the videos up, half on one night-usually Monday or Sunday- and half the next day. I try to do each quiz for that week at least three times over the course of the week and review them at least once Wednesday night. I write notes for each video and go over them with highlighters or circle the important details. I will also make diagrams and table to help organize the information. 

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9-17-17
This fall semester I am sending out most important messages
 via our course listserv email program.
So very few items will be placed on this page.
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6-28-17
This course is full 89/89. However, a waitlist
will soon be available for this course.

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6-23-17
Below is a copy of the email I sent to all ANSC 230 Fall 2017
students yesterday. At this moment the class is full 89/89.
However, drops in the future may make some space available
so these copies of emails may be useful for students who add later.
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The email (dated 6-22-17):

It might seem crazy, but I am already excited about this fall.


I am Rod, ANSC 230 instructor for this fall.


Google Rod Allrich if you want to learn about me.


Learning has changed a lot since I was in college.


In the past, students had to wait until class time to interact with the instructor.


No longer is this the case.


If you wish to start learning animal physiology now, read on.


You may have a busy course load this fall-so why not start learning ANSC 230 material now?


Or maybe you just want to get started. Whatever the reason-start learning now.


Visit my website listed below and click on: Physiology of Domestic Animals  (a course I created).


The first 2 weeks of assignments are now fixed.


Also visit my blog and YouTube channel. I am ready to tell you about the exciting world of animal physiology.


Go to the online quizzes to see if you know your stuff.


Drop me an email if you have any questions.


Best regards,


Rod


Rod Allrich
rodallrich.com

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Some general announcements will be posted
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Material below this line is from past semesters
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December 2016
Results of A13:
Average = 44/50 points. That's 88%.
Range of scores was 22-54 points.
Many scores in the high 40's and low 50's.

Doodle contest winner:
Theme was "A Turkey"-E.S. won

turkey
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11-13-16
Doodle contest winner:
Theme was "A Cow"-C.D. won

cow
Results of A12:
Average = 44/50 points. That's 88%.
Range of scores was 22-54 points.
There were 8 @ 50 pts, 12 @ 52 pts, and 6 @ 54 pts.

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11-6-16
Doodle contest winner:
Theme was "A Baseball"-T.G. won

baseball
Results of A11:
Average = 45/50 points. That's 90%.
Range of scores was 22-54 points.
There were 20 @ 50 pts, 10 @ 52 pts, and 2 @ 54 pts.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.

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10-30-16
Doodle contest winner:
Theme was "Halloween Cat"-G.W. won

cat

Results of A10:
Average = 45/50 points. That's 90%.
Range of scores was 16-54 points.
There were 13 @ 50 pts, 9 @ 52 pts, and 7 @ 54 pts.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.

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10-23-16
Results of A9:
Average = 38/50 points. That's 76%.
Range of scores was 14-52 points.
There were 1 @ 50 pts and 1 @ 52 pts.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.


Doodle contest winner:
Theme was "horse"-H.B. won


horse
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10-16-16
Results of A8:
Average = 44/50 points. That's 88%.
Range of scores was 14-58 points.
I must of been feeling generous with all that bonus!
There were 9 @ 50 pts, 6 @ 52 pts, 9 @ 54 pts,  2 @ 56 pts and 1 @ 58 pts.
So 27 students earned 100% or better on A8.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.


Doodle contest winner:
Theme was the Sun-E.S. won

sun

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10-11-16

Doodle contest winners (there was a tie):
Theme was Mugsy (who was in class that day)
dog

A.S. drew this:
dog
C.E. drew this:
dog
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10-9-16
Results of A7:
Average = 45/50 points. That's 90%.
Remember when I said this will set a record!
Range of scores was 16-56 points.
There were 8 @ 50 pts, 11 @ 52 pts, 8 @ 54 pts and 4 @ 56
So 31 students earned 100% or better on A7.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.

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10-2-16
Results of A6:
Average = 39/50 points. That's 78%.
Range of scores was 10-56 points.
There were 2 @ 50 pts, 4 @ 52 pts, 1 @ 54 pts and 2 @ 56
So 9 students earned 100% or better on A6.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.

Doodle contest winners:
First Place was drawn by C.E.
cup

Honorable Mention drawn by T.N.
cup

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9-26-16
As stated in class today, on A5 the question relating to
1:1000 epinephrine was not graded. So if you marked it wrong,
consider it correct and adjust your score accordingly.

Remember, to determine your score on any assessment:
number correct X 2 = your points.

Today we also discussed how to remember metric conversions.
Here is a nice table-as was suggested in class:

metric

So, relative to the 1:1000 epinephrine question:
1,000 mg = 1 g = 1 ml = 1 cc (relative to water)
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9-25-16
Results of A5:
Average = 38/50 points. That's 76%.
Range of scores was 14-52 points.
There were 6 @ 50 pts, 2 @ 52 pts, 0 @ 54 pts.
So 8 students earned 100% or better on A5.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.


AS won the "Squirrel" doodle contest.
sq1

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9-18-16
ES won the "Leaf" doodle contest.
leaf
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9-17-2016
Results of A4:
Average = 39/50 points. That's 78%.
Range of scores was 12-56 points.
There were 4 @ 50 pts, 3 @ 52 pts, 1 @ 54 pts, and 1 @ 56 pts.
So 9 students earned 100% or better on A4.

Please remember we are always happy
to answer questions. If you can't make it to any study sessions,
email Rod and we can set-up other times to meet.
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9-11-16

TC won the Doodle Contest

flower
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9-10-2016
Results of A3:
Average = 35/50 points. That's 70%.
Range of scores was 16-54 points.
There were 2 @ 50 pts, 2 @ 52 pts, and 1 @ 54 pts.
So 5 students earned 100% or better on A3.

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9-5-2016
Another good week for learning!!!!!
Results of A2:
Average = 41/50 points. That's 82%.
Range of scores was 16-54 points.
There were 5 @ 50 pts, 7 @ 52 pts, and 3 @ 54 pts.
So 15 students earned 100% or better on A2.
Using the rule of 2 hours of study/hour in class,
the average student should have focused
24 hours on this course (including in-class time) since 8/22.
Please remember this is a 4 credit course. That is 33% more
than a 3 credit course.

L.H.  won last week's Doodle Contest
The theme was "Cats"

cat

Honorable Mention was drawn by K.B.

cat

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8-29-2016

T.N. won last week's Doodle Contest

bambi

A special thanks to C.D. for allowing JT to visit.

dog
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8-27-2016 (10 p.m.)
Thanks for making this class fun to teach!
I will report the results of A1 and then make some comments.
Average on A1 = 40/50 points. That's 80%. Pretty good!!!!
Range of scores was 20-54 points.
There were 2 @ 50 pts, 3 @ 52 pts, and 3 @ 54 pts.
I have asked these 8 students to provide some feedback
on their study habits/techniques.
Thanks for your written comments in the margins of the answer sheets.
These margin comments make me reconsider the question to see if it was fair.

Suggestions for future assessments:
*Remember to always select the one best answer.
*Make a separate page and write Prefix on the top.
*Make a separate page and write Suffix on the top.
*Make a separate page and write Conventions on the top.
*Make a separate page and write Antonyms on the top.
*Make a separate page and write Acronyms on the top.
(Of course, add material to the above suggested sheets)

Next week's assigned reading and videos
have been added to the weekly schedule.

Make sure your browser always goes to the www
to read this page and the schedule page.
Sometimes, computers have a cache that the
browser uses-this will not contain updates.

To do a forced refresh--Hold Ctrl key and click on reload button.

No one guessed my favorite pie-I'll tell you Monday.

The Doodle Contest has not yet been judged.

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7-14-2016
It is about one month before classes start.
Required reading for the first week
will be posted soon.
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The below announcements are from past semesters.
I leave them on this page so you can see what type of
items we put on this page.
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11-29--15
Scores from Assessment #12

Avg. 40/50 points--80%  (range 20-54 points)
There were 24 students with 48-54 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: my wife)


Best Doodle---Winner--
(Theme--Your Choice (you decide))
Ashley's Doodle

fffff

Caption Winner---Andy

cccc

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11-15-15
Scores from Assessment #11

Avg. 39/50 points--78%  (range 18-52 points)
There were 13 students with 48-52 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Karen & Bob)


Best Doodle---Winner--
(Theme--Your Choice (you decide))
Tyler's Doodle

road

Caption Winner-Tyler

calf

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11-8-15
Scores from Assessment #10

Avg. 45/50 points--90%  (range 18-54 points)
There were 28 students with 50-54 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: AGRY Soil Lab)

Best Doodle---Winner--(Theme--Cat Face)
Allison's Doodle

cat

Caption Winner--Kendra
dog

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11-1-15
Scores from Assessment #9

Avg. 43/50 points--86%  (range 16-54 points)
There were 17 students with 50-54 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Rod's wife)

Best Doodle---Winner--(Theme--A Leaf)
Danielle's Doodle

leaf

Caption Winner-Samuel

cat

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10-25-15
Scores from Assessment #8

Avg. 39/50 points--78%  (range 16-54 points)
There were 11 students with 50-54 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Sherry, AGRY staff member)

Best Doodle---Winner--
(Theme--A Pretty Flower)

Drina's Doodle


flower

Caption Winner-Ashley

cow

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10-16-15
Scores from Assessment #7

Avg. 45/50 points  (range 18-54 points)
There were 27 students with 50-54 points.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Dot, works in the Hicks Library)

Best Doodle---2 Winners--
(Theme--An item on my Bucket List)

Kendra's Doodle

cow2

Casey's Doodle

cow66

Caption Winner-Zachary

caption

10-11-15
Scores from Assessment #6

Avg. 48/50 points or 96% (range 30-60 points)
The scores bounced up because we had more bonus than usual.


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Kim, A PU Alum)

Best Doodle---Winner--
(Theme--My favorite person) --Nicole

chef


Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Ashley

dogs


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10-3-15
Scores from Assessment #5

Avg. 40/50 points or 80% (range 18-54 points)

There were 50 students who had 40 or greater points.

There were 3 students with a score of 50 points
There were 2 students with a score of 52 points
There were 3 students with a score of 54 points


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Bob, a neighbor out here in the country!)

Best Doodle-Winner--
(Theme--Scoreboard with prediction of weekend score) --Austin
doodle

Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Maegan
car

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9-27-15

Scores from Assessment #4

Avg. 39/50 points or 78% (range 12-54 points)
There were 45 students who had 40 or greater points.
There were 2 students with a score of 50 points
There were 2 students with a score of 54 points
17 students had their highest score yet on A4

-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Barb-Family friend visiting from WI)

Best Doodle-Winner--
(Theme=Favorite Food) --Casey

doodle

Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Danielle

caption
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9-23-15
Today's foal article (pdf)
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9-20-15

Scores from Assessment #3

Avg. 32/50 points or 64% (range 14-52 points)
There were 14 students who had 40 or greater points.
There was 1 student with a score of 52 points


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Marlene-works in ANSC Dept.)

Best Doodle-Winner--
(Theme=One of my favorite hobbies) --Ashley

best

Best Doodle--Honorable Mention--Vincent

best2

Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Danielle

caption

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9-17-15

Here is Alyssa's PowerPoint Presentation of those Beautiful Hybrid Cats (file is 40 MB)

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9-13-15
Scores from Assessment #2

Avg. 42/50 points or 84% (range 24-54 points)
There were 64 students who had 40 or greater points.
2 students had a score of 54
There was 1 student with a score of 52 points
There were 5 students with a score of 50 points


-------Contest Winners------
(Judge: Karen-an Irish Wolfhound owner/lover)

Best Doodle-Winner----Ethan

house

Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Caleb

car
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9-7-15
Scores from Assessment #1

Avg. 39/50 points or 78% (range 24-52 points)
There were 51 students who had 40 or greater points.
There were 3 students with a score of 52 points (You are making me look bad!)
There were 2 students with a score of 50 points

-------Contest Winners------
(Judges: Renee--the OB/GYN and Madison----the 4th grader)

Best Doodle-Winner--Sophie

horse

Best Doodle--Honorable Mention--Allison

horse2

Best Caption for the Cartoon--Winner--Caleb

dog22

A close-up of the words....

dogfun

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9-2-15

Stevie made a quiz for you (pdf file):

Quiz

Try the quiz before you look at the answers

Quiz Answers

And please remember there is an online practice quiz listed on the
webpage where the reading clicks are located.
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8-31-15

Scores from the Practice Assessment

Avg. 38/50 points or 76% (range 18-52 points)
There were 42 students who had 40 or greater points.
There were 2 students with a score of 52 points
There were 2 students with a score of 50 points
Overall, a nice start!
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8-29-15
-------This is a recap of this past week-------

1) Thanks for being such a fun group of learners!
2) Every seat is taken so we have a full house-no problem-just more fun.
3) Keep asking questions-they help you customize your knowledge domains.
4) Assessments will follow the 80/20 rule-ask me in class.
5) Some assessments will have an extra question or two.
6) I will tell you the score distributions on the assessments in a post that will appear above this recap.
7) The animals that were brought to class this week helped us demonstrate
various physiological parameters/facts such as blood volume calculations, thermoregulation,
behavior, normal gaits, how to approach dogs, etc.

8) Thanks to Morgan for bringing in Tucker, a Catahoula (State Dog of Louisana).

dog

9) Thanks to Emily for bringing in Blue, an Australian Shepherd.

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10)
Thanks to Camille for bringing in Georgia, a Pit Bull.

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11) Finally, here are 2 images that I ran across that made me laugh.

couch

horse

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7-22-15
We are about one month away from the start of classes.

I just sent an email to all enrolled students letting them know that the
course material for the first 2 weeks of class is ready for anyone to start learning.

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5-20-15

The official start to class is about 3 months away but you may want to get started.
The reading for the first 2 weeks is available and firm.
You may also want to go to my YouTube channel and listen to my modules on blood and heart.
These modules are listed under "Biology of Companion Animals"

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Previous Announcements from Fall 2014 are shown below this line

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11-30-14
Results of A12:
Avg. = 42/50 (84%)
Range = 12-52 (7 students = or > 50 pts)

Doodle Contest Winners below------(Theme="My Favorite Vacation"):
As selected by several AGRY graduate students. They selected 3 winners!

(I think they knew I had extra candy bars!)

Lindsey's Doodle
vac1
Morgan's Doodle
vac2
Gabrielle's Doodle
vac3
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11-16-14
Results of A11:
Avg. = 44/50 (88%)
Range = 14-52 (17 students = or > 50 pts)

Doodle Contest Winners below------(Theme="My Favorite Food"):
As selected by Kara from the ANSC  Dept., she decided there were 2 winners!

Mariah's Doodle
food

Lindsey's Doodle

food
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11-8-14
Results of A10:
Avg. = 45/50 (90%)
Range = 20-52 (17 students = 50 pts, 4 students = 52 pts)

Doodle Contest Winner below------(Theme="My Favorite Animal"):
As selected by Sherry from the Agronomy Dept.
Anndee's Doodle

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Sherry also decided to have 2 consolation prize winners
and she provided the mints for these 2 prizes:
Chloe's Doodle
anim2
Lauren's Doodle
anim3

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11-4-14
Here is the horse I will discuss Tuesday in class-HERE

Pet Expo this weekend-HERE

Several pictures I took at last year's Expo

pic1

pic2

pic3
How to confirm your assessment points:
Fill this form out and hand to Rod in class-HERE

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11-2-14
Results of A9:
Avg. = 48/50 (96%)
Range = 24-56 (with 42 students = or > 50 pts.)

Doodle Contest Winner below------(Theme="Freaky"):
As selected by a neighbor-Bob.
Anndee's Doodle

freaky
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10-26-14
Spent much time outside today.
Below are several pictures taken on the Monon Trail (Carmel).
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trail
Food I found nearby.
food
Also went to a Pumpkin Party.
pump
pump

Results of A8:
Avg. = 36/50 (72%)
Range = 16-50 (with 2 students = 50 pts., 5 students=48pts.)
On average, students took a hit on this assessment.
But it is hard to figure out how 22 students scored equal or higher on A8 than A7.

Doodle Contest Winners are below-there was a tie (Theme="Dogs"):
As selected by Nancy-my wife.
Lauren's Doodle

dog
Lindsey's Doodle
dog
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10-19-14
Results of A7:
Avg. = 41/50 (82%)
Range = 14-50 (with 7 students = 50 pts.)
Doodle Contest Winners are below-there was a tie (Theme="Leaves"):
As selected by Lanelle and Sue-my friends from Wisconsin.
Sabrina's Doodle
leaves
Brittany's Doodle
leaves2
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10-11-14
Results of A6:
Avg. = 42/50 (84%)
Range = 20-54 (with 18 students = or greater than 50 pts.)
Doodle Contest Winners are below-there was a tie (Theme="It makes me nervous"):
As selected by Karen-An Irish Wolfhound-loving neighbor
Ryan's Doodle
nervous
Brianna's Doodle
nervous2
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10-3-14
Results of A5:
Avg. = 39/50 (78%)
Range = 6-52 (
with 4 @ 50 pts and 1 @ 52 pts)
Doodle Contest Winner is below-(theme=squares):
As selected by Kevin--Purdue ANSC student

Brittany's Doodle
squares
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9-28-14
Results of A4:
Avg. = 44/50 (88%)
Range = 26-54 (with 23 students = or greater than 50 pts.)
Doodle Contest Winners are below-there was a tie (theme=circles):
As selected by Marlene--Purdue employee

Brittany's Doodle
circles
Lindsey's Doodle
circle2
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9-22-14
Some of the material we will discuss today:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
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9-19-14
Results of A3:
Avg. = 39/50 (78%)
Range = 12-52 (with 7 @ 50 pts and 2 @ 52 pts)
Doodle Contest Winner is below (theme=flowers):
As selected by Shelly--Purdue employee

flowers
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9-13-14
Results of A2:
Avg. = 42/50 (84%)
Range = 18-52 (with 6 @ 50 pts and 6 @ 52 pts)
Doodle Contest Winner (theme=inspirational):
As selected by John--small animal DVM

inspirational
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9-7-14
A few comments about A1:
One question was not graded-so everyone can count it correct!
That question (about surfactant) is:
#19 on 12345
#24 on 12346
#1 on 12347

Avg. = 41/50 (82%)--same as last week!
Range = 18-50 (with 7 @ 50 pts)
We had a 2-way tie for the Doodle Contest (theme=sadness):
Here are the 2 winners.....(selected by Katie & Kristen-2nd year DVM students)

doodle

doodle


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9-4-14
Thanks to Alyssa for bringing in her Bengal cat. What a beauty!
cat

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9-3-14
Here are some of the terms/concepts discussed today--Here
Thanks to Emily for allowing Blue to come to our class!
dog
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9-2-14
Here are some of the terms/concepts discussed today--Here
Thanks to Tiff for bringing in Hazel the Hedgehog.
hedgehog

You remember Neo...Here he is this afternoon watching a documentary:

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9-1-14
A few comments about our practice assessment:
Avg. = 41/50 (82%)
Range = 24-50 (with 2 @ 50 pts)
We had a 2-way tie for the Doodle Contest:
Here are the 2 winners.....(selected by Renee' the OBGYN)

doodle
doodle
Here is a doodle that made me laugh:
doodle
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8-28-14
Here are some of the terms/concepts discussed today--Here
Wasn't Georgia (the Pitbull) great to have in class?
Below are several pictures of her visit.
dog1
dogxx
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8-27-14
I don't have a link to terms today.
Remember: 7% of BW = Blood weight (our convention)
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8-26-14
Here are some of the terms/concepts discussed today--Here

Please remember to check the Announcements Page at least once a week.
I will not post anything new on this page between  9 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays.

I would like to thank Sam for bringing Neo (below) to class. He helped us learn new terms
and tomorrow we will calculate his blood volume (and blood weight).
dog
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8-25-14
Thanks for the great first class of the semester!
We had about 20 questions asked by students about hematology. Bravo!
And the comments you added were priceless. For example, someone stated that they could not find
any plasma in a blood sample taken from  a severely dehydrated dog (that later died).
Someone else added that a cat had a PCV of 12%.
Everyone will learn more if you add comments like those.
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8-25-14
Here is an image of our weekly routine:
Our weekly routine

Please note--the M 2:30 p.m. study session will not be held on 9/22 and 11/3.
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8-25-14
This video describes the weekly routine for our class.
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8-24-14
In addition to our regular class time (M,T,W, TH @11:30 a.m.) in Lilly 3-118,
I have reserved this same room on every T & TH at 10:30 a.m. and on every M at 2:30 p.m.
This link takes you to the list of dates/times (if you ever are in doubt).
There are 2 exceptions for the M 2:30 time block (when the room was already reserved by someone else).
The room is open to any students from any of my classes.
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8-5-14
A YouTube video has been added that explains important aspects of the syllabus.
There is a direct link to the YouTube material near the bottom of my main webpage.
Otherwise, click here.
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5-28-14      Material will be added to this website throughout the summer
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