At our last biology faculty meeting, we became disturbed to learn that
some of our top students received low marks on their verbal GRE scores
while getting very high quantitative scores. One solution we came up
with is to have some additional non-textbook reading assignments in
our major's courses. Something like Lewis Thomas: Lives of the Cell
for our Intro Biology course.
I was wondering if any of you have a suggestion as to a general
interest book related to plants or plant science that might be
appropriate for a sophomore-level Botany course.
Does anyone else do something similar in their Botany or Biology
What tools, besides a standard book report, do you use to assess
whether the students have read the material?
Thanks for the input!
Mark Hammer mhammer at wscgate.wsc.edu
Department of Biology phone: 402.375.7043
Wayne State College FAX: 402.375.7204
Wayne, NE 68787