December 30, 2001
Well as this year draws to a close, I thought I would post a link to the Earth Science News of the Year as compiled by ScienceNews Online. As I browse through the list, I realize there's a lot I missed! Thankfully, the good people at ScienceNews keep up with such things. Enjoy.
December 07, 2001
Hello Geology 112/114 students! Welcome to GeoBlog, my web log of "all things geologic." I use this site primarily to archive geology-related articles of interest to me and to my colleagues. I occasionally use it to link people such as yourself to recent happenings in the geosciences.
Of course, the reason I’ve brought you here is for an extra credit opportunity. This opportunity is worth up to 8 extra points, applicable either to your last lab exam OR your upcoming final. All you have to do is read and summarize two geology-related articles I’ve linked to on GeoBlog. The summaries must be typed and can be submitted to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in to me at my office. As you can see from this page alone, there are several recent discoveries that pertain to topics we have covered in Historical Geology. An exploration through the archives or a search using the search-engine will no doubt turn up other course-related articles. Look around a bit and find some articles of interest. I think that you’ll see that there is a lot of good stuff here!
The full number of extra credit points will be awarded to those summaries that are well written and that take on some of the more lengthy articles I’ve linked to. Good articles to summarize include this article from the BBC and this article from Scientific American. Even summarizing just one article will earn you some extra points.
The due date for this assignment is midnight, December 14, 2001. Be sure you specify which exam you want the points applied to (sorry, you can't do both). Please e-mail me with any questions. Enjoy!! Thanks for taking Historical Geology!!