Final Assessment

The final assessment is a work of your choosing. Whether you write a collection of short stories, write and illustrate a children's book, write a research paper or an essay, create a video or PowerPoint presentation, perform an experiment, or carry out a survey/study, you are expected to make this piece your finest work of the course. It is a culminating work, which means that you will be incorporating some or all of the most meaningful aspects of the course into your final product.

It is my hope that these can be displayed as visual pieces on my webpage and will serve as both a tribute to all you have accomplished as an individual in HAP and all we have accomplished as a class. Now wrapping up the first twenty years of my teaching career, I see this as an opportunity to put your work on display not only to show what you have learned but to demonstrate the reach of my teaching thus far in my life. I anticipate that you will take this seriously as a chance to create a chef-d'oeuvre (masterpiece) that brings together your passion for human anatomy and physiology with your other passions and talents. I know I will not be disappointed.

Grading is simple: the author/creator of the piece and I sit down and decide upon a final grade together. Since this will be one of only two 100-point test grades in marking period 4, it will have a fair amount of weight. I wouldn't worry about the grade, however. It should take care of itself if you approach this final assessment with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. I imagine the degree of your commitment to its creation will accurately reflect the extent of your commitment to this course all year, and, as a result, be a fair assessment of your learning and achievements over the past ten months.

Due date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your presentation of your work will take place during the weeks of 5/24 - 5/27 and 6/1 - 6/3/16. Each person will have approximately 10 minutes to share their final product.