***** Due this week! ***** REGISTRATION ********

PLEASE READ! Check that you clicked the “turn in” button:

As of last Wednesday, 12 of you (more than half of the class) have not turned in Academic Statements, and will thus be unable to register for classes on May 12th… unless you turn it in by then!

A registration delay may cause you to miss out on the early registration, and then may not get in to popular programs that fill up quickly.

Apparently, “Many students have saved a draft without realizing that they need also to hit the “turn in” button. ” Please check that you have done so.

Answers about such questions and everything they need to know to turn in their statements is at:



Spring Registration (***PLEASE READ***)

Turn in Your Academic Statement to Avoid a HOLD on your Registration!

If you haven’t yet, turn in your annual Academic Statement by May 12, 2016, or you will receive a hold and will not be able to register

*** A hold will prevent you from registering, and the delay will mean you will be at the back of the line (and thus may not get into) popular programs for next year (M2O is an example). Be sure you have a statement submitted so that this does not affect you.

We will have another workshop on the Academic Statement before May 12th, but you should already have a good draft written from Fall. Things to remember:

  • It should be written well… if your academic statement reads badly, it will undermine any hope of people taking your degree seriously. No typos, spelling, or grammar errors. Use the Writing center, friends, or family to check it over!
  • I strongly suggest: assume that the person reading it is my mean uncle Bob, who is always annoyed, thinks you went to a hippie school with no requirements, etc., and… owns the company that has a job or internship you badly want. Your Academic Statement should help convince people like Mean Uncle Bob that you are a serious person, who approached their education in an effective and considered manner, and made good use of the freedom and resources offered at Evergreen, and thus that you are the sort of person he should give that job to anyway. Explain what you did (or are planning to do), how you approached it, and how you have approached getting a good education at Evergreen (and elsewhere, if you’re a transfer).

Please break out your draft, review and revise it in preparation for a workshop in Week 5 or 6.

* Note: the Academic Statement is optional if you were admitted or readmitted as of Fall 2013; otherwise (for most of you) it is mandatory.

Molecule to Organism

**** If you want to take M2O (upper division biology/organic chemistry) next year ****

Here’s where you can find the application for 16-17 M2O. Find it and take it/prepare immediately. M2O usually fills up and runs out of spaces, so you want to fill out (and do well on) this before the deadline, which is in a couple of weeks. Be sure to hand it in BEFORE the deadline.

Neil out sick; use 1-3 as workshop time

Hello folks; it wasn’t allergies but some actual bug.. I’m sick, and so will not be coming in.

I have arranged with the Science Support Center for room 2238 Lab II to be open from 1-3 PM so you can use it as a study space. I suggest using it for group study — you could work on the homework problems, or start practicing with complex numbers (in the posted PDFs from Strang and Appendix B from AOE). Getting ahead now will help make more time for you to participate in Day of Absence/Day of Presence activities.




1st Class Meeting

Luckily (and thanks to much hard work by many Evergreen staff members), Lab II is open for business this quarter!

Hence class meets Monday in Cal West at 10:00 AM (as usual, official start is 10:10).

Spring Schedule and Details

Hello folks-

For your academic planning / registration, I’m including some schedule and other details below.

Note: If you will be at Evergreen next year, strongly consider taking “Tutoring Math and Science for Social Justice”, 2 units (7:30-9:00 AM Wednesdays). This is required if you want to be a QUASR tutor next year, and is in addition useful as parts of a good liberal arts education. I strongly encourage you to enroll (I think there may be a minor entrance assessment this year; please do not be put off by that). Note: do not assume one needs to be a perfect student oneself to benefit from tutoring, or to be able to help others. If you are interested, consider taking it.

As noted, Motion will be 12 units in Spring. The credit breakdown will be:

4 units: Calculus III

5 units: University Physics III, with lab

3 units: Analog circuits, with lab

The expected Spring schedule is posted here (on bottom of first page).



Class schedule weeks 9, 10, & 11


  • Monday
    • 10 am – 12 pm  Lab I 1040
    • 1 pm – 3 pm Lab I 1040
  • Tuesday
    • 9:30 am – 12 pm Longhouse 1007B
    • 1 pm – 3 pm (Writing Workshop) Lab I 1040
    • 3 pm – 5 pm (Physics Lab) Lab I 1040
  • Thursday
    • 9:30 am – 12 pm Lab I 1040
    • 1 pm – 3 pm Lab I 1040
  • Friday 
    • 10 am – 12 pm SEM II D1105

WEEK 10 (same rooms as week 9 except where noted):

  • Monday
    • 10 am – 12 pm Chem Review
    • 1 pm – 3 pm Calc Review
  • Tuesday
    • 9:30 am – 12 pm COM 308 Chemistry Exam
    • Mandatory lab cleanup Tuesday 1 pm Lab I 1051
    • Seminar 2 pm – 4 pm COM 308
  • Thursday
    • 10 am – 12 pm Calculus Exam
    • 1 pm – 3 pm Physics Review
  • Friday
    • 10 am – 12 pm Physics Exam


Evaluations Wednesday and Thursday Location TBD


Update re: Campus Closure

Per the Campus announcement, much of campus will open again today at 5:00 PM. NOT included, and remaining closed over the weekend, are:

  • The Library (note the QuaSR is open)
  • Lab II

To avoid confusion, the homework to be handed in today will remain due on Monday, 10AM in class, instead.

Lab II is likely to be closed Monday; a further announcement will be made (probably on Sunday) when we know where we will relocate.



Campus Closure, Homework, Etc.


As per the campus announcements, campus was (and is) closed today. Somewhat self-evidently, homework cannot be due if you cannot come to campus to hand it in.

For now, homework due today is postponed until Monday morning’s class. Any online assignments are unaffected.

I encourage you to do what you can today, since there are more assignments for next week, which I will post later today. Readings are already noted in last week’s assignment.

According to current information, the closure is due to a major water main break under the campus, and this has seriously affected Lab II. As a result, we will post additional information regarding class location on Monday — it is likely to change (Cal West may be closed). It is unlikely we will have new location information before Sunday, however.

The Library was apparently also substantially affected; it is likely the QuASR will be closed all weekend, but again it is too early to know for sure.

For now, work from the Official campus notices about when the campus will re-open.



Wednesday tutoring Lib 2203d, 10-11; 6:30-7:30 Wed

Hello folks-

We should have room 2203d in the library (across from the QUASR) for tutoring with Pyxie tomorrow (Wed) from10-11 AM and 6:30-7:30 PM.

If for any reason the room is not open (it should be), then we have Lib 1001 in the evening as an alternate.

Lib 2203d has no door, so please be considerate re: noise.