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You have the opportunity to earn extra credit in any of my classes if you wish. All work, with the exception of the earthquake kit, must be turned in by the end of the class period before the final exam. You may earn up to 20 points of extra credit by doing any combination of the following assignments listed below.


PCC
CSULA
 

In essay format, discuss three ways that you can help clean up the oceans or coasts.

FORMAT:
  • The ONLY item at the top of your paper should be your name.
  • Paper should be 1 to 2 pages, typed, 1.5 spacing, standard margins and fonts and concise.
  • The quality of your English composition is important. Don't forget to use correct essay form - Intro paragraph with thesis statement, three examples, and conclusion paragraph.
  • Please remember that I am concerned about the environment. I do not want plastic covers, extra cover pages, or any other type of binder. Save paper and you save trees. Save plastic and you save petroleum.

(5 points)


PCC
CSULA
 

Find 3 articles that deal with geological issues and write a summary of each article. Combine the 3 summaries into a paper that is no more than 2 pages long. Articles may be found in the Los Angeles Times, Discover Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine, California Geology (in the Library), etc. Provide your opinion or analysis.

FORMAT:

  • The ONLY item at the top of your paper should be your name.
  • Paper should be 1 to 2 pages, typed, 1.5 spacing, standard margins and fonts and concise.
  • The quality of your English composition is important. Don't forget to use correct essay form - Intro paragraph with thesis statement, three examples, and conclusion paragraph.
  • A bibliography and copies of your articles are required as well.
  • Please remember that I am concerned about the environment. I do not want plastic covers, extra cover pages, or any other type of binder. Save paper and you save trees. Save plastic and you save petroleum.

(15 points)


PCC
CSULA
 

Do one of the Virtual Classware assignments located at http://www.sciencecourseware.com/. Click on either "Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences" or "Geology Labs Online" and choose one of the activities listed below. Upon completion of the assignment, you will be awarded a certificate that you will need to print out and turn in.

  • You may do more than one of the exercises, but they must be two DIFFERENT activities.
  • Your name MUST be on the certificate. No exceptions.

(10 points) .


X
CSULA
 

Create an earthquake/disaster kit for your car (or workplace). You must show me the completed kit and a list of the items inside. You must have EVERYTHING that is on the list - no exceptions!

  • YOU MUST INCLUDE THE LIST WITH YOUR KIT! Here's a list (car or workplace) of required items.
  • Bring the kit to my office during office hours BEFORE the date specified on your syllabus.
  • Hand-written lists are not acceptable.

(15 points)


PCC
CSULA
 

If your textbook has a website with self tests, you may do ONE self test (either multiple choice, true/false, identification, etc) PER chapter. Email me the results, but also either print out or email a copy to yourself as well.  See your class syllabus for the URL of your textbook's website.

(1 point per chapter)