Friday, June 5, 2015


The following Study Guide for your 200-point Semester Final was made available in class today, Friday, June 5th:

Mr. Hatfield will accept student work until 5:00 on Monday, June 8th.   Other than the extra-credit 'Community Participation' assignment, no other student work will be accepted after that date...

...including the most important item, your 600-point FINAL DRAFT of the Essay Project.   Students who fail to attempt this item, first assigned in April, are unlikely to pass the course.   Essentially, they are choosing to fail.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Here's a novel thought: instead of being taught as mindless, slavish dogma, evolutionary biologists have been busy in the last 150 years. 

They've been testing, retesting, modifying and in some cases rejecting aspects of Darwin's theory. This Power Point explains some of the major innovations, which (by the way) are all in the textbook:

Students who need to download this Power Point to complete their notes, and the Lecture Guide based on it, can do so here.

Students must finish these notes right away by completing the Lecture Guide, which will be distributed in class TODAY (Tuesday, June 2nd).   The Lecture Guide will be collected on the day of your final, Biology students, and treated as part of your notes.  Make sure it is completed!

In addition, there are brief notes on 'Comparing Primates' that goes with a lab activity to be completed by the end of class on Friday, June 5th.   Some of this information, from Chapter 32, will appear on your final:

Again, students who need to download this Power Point to complete their note  can do so here.

ALSO.... there will be no Study Session for the Final this year, as (unlike previous spring semesters), Finals begin on a Monday, rather than a Thursday.  A Study Guide, however, will be available on Friday, June 5th. 

 The most important obligation for all students, however, is the ESSAY.  The Final Draft is past due.  Students who have not attempted this 600-point Project have been notice in class.  No essays will be accepted after Monday, June 8th.