Monday, April 22, 2013


The first, and most important thing is that students this week have a rare opportunity: a Critical CST Review for next week's state test in Biology.

Why is this a rare opportunity? Because students who sign up and attend this Review (on Saturday morning, April 27th), will be able to earn up to 100 points of extra credit in the course.

Students who do not attend this Review are not eligible for this assignment.

Students have been given a blue permission slip to be signed and filled out by their parent or guardian. It should be returned before Saturday to guarantee a place for students. Seating is limited, and on Saturday would be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity would return the permission slip and report at 8:30 to Room N-63 on the Bullard campus. Students will be released at 11:45 that morning.

Please encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity. In addition to this, Mr. Hatfield's standard policy is that students who earn a score above "Basic" on their Biology CST will qualify for grade change in one or both semester grades. Thus, there is an incentive to help students raise their present grade NOW and an incentive to raise past or present grades in the future.

Meanwhile, back in standard instructional mode, here's the Lecture Notes.

The title, incidentally, is taken from the Daniel Dennett book which also inspired a two-hour episode of the NOVA 'Evolution' series. We will end up seeing much of this episode, broken up into chunks, over the next few weeks, so I thought I would provide a link to view the whole thing on-line, here.

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