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Assignments due by Oct 18, 2013

All assignments must be done in the order shown.

Foreword (recommended completion date no later than Oct 1) 1) Annotate (to annotate means mark the paper with interpretation and explanation) a. Coding paragraphs and sentences A= authors purpose, S = scientific work, D = detective work b. Write the point of each paragraph Try to figure out what the author wants you to know at the end of the paragraph. The paragraph is there for a reason. What is it telling you? c. Vocabulary frames 2) Bubble map for Foreword (Make sure you read the directions on the handout!) Once you have completed all the Foreword assignments, let Dr. Sabin know so you can get the second page for The Science of Life section. Do not start The Science of Life until you have completed the Foreword.

The Science of Life (recommended completion date no later than Oct 8) 1) Read through once and summarize In the space at the end of the passage, summarize (just a few sentences, in your own words) what the author is trying to explain in this section of the book. 2) Annotate a. Next to each paragraph, write the main point the author was making with this paragraph Try to figure out what the author wants you to know at the end of the paragraph. The paragraph is there for a reason. What is it telling you? b. Frayer Models (Read the handout for the directions) 3) Bubble map for the specialties of forensic biology (Make sure you read the directions on the handout!) 4) Summary paragraphs for each of the three main areas of forensic biology (Make sure to read the handout!) Do not begin the next section until you have completed all the assignments for The Science of Life.

Trail of Plant Evidence (must be completed no later than Oct 18) 1) Read through once and summarize the main subeadings In the space at the end at the end of each section subheading (Evidence That Sticks, Weeding-Out Locations, Signs of a Season, Planting Suspects at a Crime Scene, and Hidden Evidence Unearthed), write, in your own words, what the author was trying to explain in that section. 2) Annotate a. Write the point for each paragraph b. Underline examples of plants that can be used in forensics c. Frayer Models for vocabulary terms 3) Bubble map for crime examples 4) Bubble map for plants useful in forensics 5) Choose one essay topic a. Examples of crimes solved by forensic botany b. Plants that can be used in forensic investigations 6) Quick essay check by Dr. Sabin and then an essay revision/final draft

Remember that any assignments not completed by the 18th will become zeros in the gradebook. If you feel like you will not have enough time in class to complete this work, take some of the work home and work there. If you do take work home, though, be careful not to lose any of it.