english for biology

a course for biology students at the university of crete

Announcement – English 2 & 4 – Biology Department April 8, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 11:20 am
There will be a slight change (the last one) in the course outline of English 2 and 4 in the spring semester 2014 to adjust to the practical difficulties and obstacles a number of students face with regard to the use of our online Lore platform:
- There will be 2 choices:
TYPE A
Online course (all 6 assignments)                           60%
Final test (short 1 hour quizze)                                 40%
TYPE B
Final Exams (3 hour test)                                         100%
- Students who choose to submit some of the assignments will sit the long 3 hour final test and answer less questions depending on the number of the assignments submitted.
The Instructor
Maria Koutraki
 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 2 & 4 April 1, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 9:51 am
 
Lectures in English 2 and 4 will regularly start again from this Friday on (04-04-2014). The online courses will go on till the end of the semester.
The Instructor
Maria Koutraki
 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 2 & 4 March 24, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 6:38 am

I’m forwarding to you what the help center of Lore answered to me concerning any possible problems you might have with Lore connection:

All Lore servers are up and running normally. If these students are logged in and having trouble accessing the pages, it is likely they have a Firewall or other network security filtering their internet and preventing them from accessing those pages. Unfortunately everyone’s internet settings are different, and University internet is very restrictive, so i cannot give any kind of detailed instructions to resolve this. My advice is first to make sure they are using a compatible browser, and on a computer not a mobile device as Lore cannot work on Smartphones, tablets, or iPads. The current browser requirements are: IE9, IE10, IE11 not running in compatibility mode, Safari 6, Firefox 23 or later, or Chrome 33 or later.

Then they need to take a look at their firewall and internet security settings to be sure their is nothing blocking Lore or its cookies. They may need to add Lore to the list of approved websites in their Firewall and browser settings. Places that run large networks like universities, hospitals, government offices, banks, and other workplaces often have very strict filters set up on their networks that Lore cannot bypass (the same applies to overall internet in many countries where government regulations apply to internet) — in this instance the student will need to speak to the IT department to find out how to bypass the security. Many times in this case they will find that Lore works at home and not school or vice versa, or another computer will work for them. Sometimes simply restarting a modem is all they need if it is just a slow connection. Overseas students often have trouble just loading the data in pages in Lore, due to slower internet, and longer ping times reaching our servers on the east coast of the United States.

Stephanie Slaton Lore Concierge • Noodle Education, Inc Toll Free Help Line — (877)668-9521 concierge@lore.com

You can even contact yourselves if you still have a very specific problem with lore.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 4 March 23, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 3:58 pm

This is the task for this Tuesday as I have received a lot of messages telling me about the problems you encounter with downloading what you need to do. I will contact help desk of Lore and let you know. In the meantime you can complete your homework.

Due on Tuesday – March 25, 2014    

Class: Task for ‘Discussion
Write an essay (300 words max) on ‘  DNA Profiling’ (with references). DNA profiling (also called DNA testing, DNA typing, or genetic fingerprinting) is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist in the identification of individuals by their respective DNA profiles. Does DNA profiling help convict more criminals?

You need to browse in order to find relevant resources but for now, you may start with the following: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_profiling www.youtube.com/watch?v=aygS3mnaKuI‎

Kindly note that your essay should follow the guidelines attached.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 3:54 pm

This is the task for this Tuesday as I have received a lot of messages telling me about the problems you encounter with downloading what you need to do. I will contact help desk of Lore and let you know. In the meantime you can complete your homework.

Due on Tuesday – March 25, 2014    

Class: Task for ‘Discussion’
Write an essay (300 words max) on ‘Human interference’ (with references). Conservation experts have already signalled that the world is in the grip of the “sixth great extinction” of species, driven by the destruction of natural habitats, hunting, the spread of alien predators and disease, and climate change.  Should humans interfere with the natural extinction of animals?

You need to browse in order to find relevant resources but for now, you may start with the following: www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/mar/07/extinction-species-evolve www.royalsociety.org/‎

Kindly note that your essay should follow the guidelines attached:

https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/aG39lescRXSHG2u1US1t

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

 

 

English 2 & 4 March 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 9:56 am

ANNOUNCEMENT

You should join the online courses with your university e-mail – I need your registration number – and a photograph. If you want to contact me because you have difficulty in joining, please send me a regular e-mail  – not through lore (notifications@lore.com) because I cannot answer to you.

In addition, all students of English 2 & 4 should come to the Amphitheatre A on Friday, 21 – 03 – 2014, 9.00 – 10.00 (English 4) & 10.00 – 11.00 ( English 2) in order to be informed of the new conditions of the lesson and the new online platform. Your participation in the online course is obligatory. In the meantime try to be in touch because there most probably be some more announcements throughout the week.

The instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

ΕΠΕΙΓΟΥΣΑ ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ 2 & 4 March 14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 12:48 pm
ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΑΛΛΑΓΗ ΣΤΑ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ 2 & 4
Τα μαθήματα Αγγλικά ΙΙ & IV δεν θα πραγματοποιηθούν από 17/03/2014 έως και 31/03/14 λόγω ατυχήματος της διδάσκουσας. Γι’ αυτό το λόγο τα μαθήματα γι’ αυτό το διάστημα θα γίνονται ως online course, εξ αποστάσεως, με συγκεκριμένες οδηγίες και κατευθύνσεις που θα δοθούν μέσα στην άλλη εβδομάδα από την καθηγήτρια. Θα ενημερωθείτε πολύ σύντομα για την ακριβή ημερομηνία συνάντησης, στην οποία οφείλετε να έρθετε όλοι οι φοιτητές που είστε εγγεγραμμένοι στα συγκεκριμένα μαθήματα. Η συμμετοχή σε αυτό το online course θα είναι υποχρεωτική για να περάσετε το μάθημα. Προς το παρόν μπορείτε να επισκεφτείτε την ακόλουθη διεύθυνση και να κάνετε join στο αντίστοιχο course  (English 4: (http://join.lore.com/KAR4YC ή English 2: http://join.lore.com/EWTFA3), διαφορετικά στείλτε μου ένα mail δηλώνοντας ότι θα συμμετέχετε.
Η δισάσκουσα
Μαρία Κουτράκη
 

 
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