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Grao en Química
  Inorganic Chemistry 4
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Laboratory practice A1 A3 A4 A6 A15 A16 A17 A18 A19 A20 A22 A23 A26 B1 B3 B4 B5 B7 C1 C2 The preparation and execution of the experimental part (laboratory practice) will represent 75% of the final mark. The approximate breakdown of this part is:
1. Instructor's assessment of lab skills (planning, time management, skill and confidence in practical work) and results of the synthesis and characterization (20%).
2. Preparation of each experiment, interpretation of the results and conclusions reached (assessed by personal interview) (35%).
3. Oral presentations of the work carried out in the laboratory (15%).
4. Laboratory notebook and reports on each experiment (30%).
Seminar A1 A9 A12 A14 A15 A16 A20 A21 A24 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B7 C1 C2 Instructor's assessment of the participation in seminars and lectures (quantity and quality of the participation: questions, resolution of problems and exercises...) 5
Supervised projects A1 A3 A4 A6 A9 A14 A15 A16 A20 A21 A22 A24 B3 B4 B7 C1 C2 The literatura review to prepare the experiments, the results of the experimental work and the conclusions reached will be assessed by personal interview.
(Its approximate contribution to the overall mark is described in the previous section).
Oral presentation A1 A14 A16 A24 B3 B4 B7 C1 C2 In the oral presentation of the "Laboratory practice", the instructor will assess the analysis of the results and the conclusions, and the active participation of the students in the discussion after each presentation.
(Its approximate contribution to the overall mark is given above).
Summary A1 A20 A24 B4 The laboratory notebook and the reports will also be assessed.
(Its approximate contribution to the overall mark is given above).
Mixed objective/subjective test A1 A6 A9 A14 A20 A21 A24 B2 B3 C1 C2 A written text including questions and numerical problems related to the contents of the course. Those students attending to the course on a regular basis are allowed to make a preliminary test. Those obtaining four points (of a máximum of 10) in this text, with an average grade of the overall course of five points, may choose not to participate in the final test. 20
Assessment comments

This is a course with an important loading of experimental work. Therefore, attendance to all scheduled classes is mandatory.

First opportunity (June): The maximum score is 10 points, and passing the course requires a minimum of 5 points. In each of the assessed parts, it is required a minimum of 40% of the maximum score posible for that part. The assessment process will start when the student begins the work in the lab. Thus, every student that reaches this stage will obtain a mark even if the different activities of the course, including the laboratory practice, are not completed. 

Second opportunity (July): The maximum score is 10 points, and passing the course requires obtaining 5 points. Students will be assessed by an objective test, from which students can obtain up to 2.5 points, and a laboratory practice test (which counts for a maximum of 7.5 points). The practical test will consist on the preparation and execution of a laboratory experiment using the same criteria detailed in the "methodology" section, with the exception that the preparation of the experiment will not be tutored. An inappropriate preparation of the experimental work will result in a negative assessment (failed course) before beginning the laboratory work. The student can only do the exam of the laboratory practice in the second opportunity, if he/she has performed the practical training during the course (minimum 75%). If the student obtained a minimum of 4 points in the Labortory Practice in the first opportunity will not have to perform the laboratory practice test in the second opportunity.

From the time the student begins the preparation of the experiments, or the realization of the objective test, it is considered that accepted to be assessed, and therefore those students that reach these stages will obtain a mark even if the different activities of the course are not completed. Those students assessed in the second opportunity (July) can be awarded with honors only if the máximum number of students that finish the course with honors is not reached after the first opportunity (June).

Those students that fail the course and wish to take the course in comming academic years will have to participate again in all the activities of the course, and will be assessed accordingly.

NOTA: "Students at parcial time": First and second opportunities: Atterndance to DE and TGR activities is not mandatory but the "mixed test" is required and they have to got a minimum of  5 points (of 10) to pass this activity. Laboratory practice is mandatory and follows the same requirements applied to students at full time. 

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