Information for Incoming First Year Students
Stress and Time management presentation
Important Evening dates
Wednesday Feb 8 7-9pm APSC 112 Midterm 1
Monday Feb 13th 6:30-8:30pm APSC 174 Midterm 1
Wednesday Feb 15th 7:00 APSC 132 Midterm
Wednesday Mar 1st 6:30-9:00pm APSC 172 Midterm
Wednesday Mar 22nd 7-9pm APSC 112 Midterm 2
Monday March 27th 6:30-8:30pm APSC 174 Midterm 2
Monday Sept 19 and Tuesday Sept 20 6-8pm and 8-10pm Location for all sessions is STIRLING AUD (STIRLING D) WHMIS day and timeslot assigned depends on APSC 100A/APSC 101 lecture section - see SOLUS for assigned time
Thursday Sept 22nd 7-8:15pm English Proficiency Test (EPT)
Thursday Oct 13th 7-9pm APSC 171 Midterm 1
Tuesday Oct 18th 7-9:30pm APSC 131 Midterm
Thursday Oct 20th 7-9pm APSC 111 Midterm 1
Thursday Oct 27th 7:30-9pm APSC 151 Midterm
Tuesday Nov 15th 7-9pm APSC 111 Midterm 2
Thursday Nov 17th 7-9pm APSC 171 Midterm 2
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September 12 2016 Academic Orientation
September 12th will start out with Academic Orientation at 8:15am in the ARC gym. Classes will be rescheduled from 8:30-10:30am on Monday to allow for this orientation session.
Files from the Orientation:
SOAR - Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources
Thank you to those who joined us at SOAR- you can find the presentation given to the parents in the afternoon by clicking this link.
Course Material (available in September)
You can see a full list of your courses and the links to their pages by logging into MyQueensU and click on "My Courses"
Microsoft Office Learning Resources-
The learning resources page also has useful Microsoft Office help for Word, Excel and Powerpoint. For the Excel/Word assignment, the help links for WORD may be very useful
Student Academic Success
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Visit the Student Academic Success Services website (http://sass.queensu.ca/) for online resources and workshop schedules (including “Midterm/Exam Prep: Studying for Math + Science Exams” and “Technical Writing: Clear and Concise Communications”). You’ll also find details on booking an individual consultation with a professional writing consultant or learning strategist. All our services are free for Queen’s students.
Important Official dates
Important dates for the term are posted on the Registrar's website.
Information for the Class of 2020
TEXTBOOK INFORMATION FOR NEW APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS FROM THE INSTRUCTORS OF APSC 131/132
Welcome to Queen’s University and to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. We wanted to give you a heads up on course textbooks and related materialsl.
- There is a new edition of the textbook being adopted and THE ONLY PLACE THESE TEXTBOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED IS FROM THE BOOKSTORE. Textbooks that upper year students are selling will not be the edition being used and are very uneconomical to purchase.
The purchasing options and pricing from the Queen’s Bookstore will be:
- Hardcover Textbook Package (Bound Text, Solutions Manual, eText, online assignments) = $199
- ISBN: 0134567560 / 9780134567563
- Loose-leaf Textbook Package (Loose-leaf Text, Solutions Manual, eText, online assignments) = $140
- ISBN: 013459097X / 9780134590974
- Access Code Card (eText, online assignments) = $115
- ISBN: 0134193601 / 9780134193601
We believe that the best option is option 2 with the loose-leaf textbook (saving you the $50 binding fee) and all required materials for a total of $140. When you see that the price of an Access Code alone is $115 (which everyone requires and must be purchased new) you realize that the cost of the rest of the package – textbook, eText, solutions manual - is only $25 more. This is your BEST BUY. I would like to add that the prices given to Queen’s for the purchase of these materials are incredibly good.
TEXTBOOK INFORMATION FOR NEW APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS FROM THE INSTRUCTORS OF APSC 111/112
Dear incoming students.
Here is some information for you concerning the textbook adoption for APSC 111 and 112, the physics courses.
This year there are a few changes to the program in terms of course materials.
We recommend you purchase the text book package at the bookstore. With the $120 package you get a loose leaf version of the text (which is a new addition) plus the access code for MasteringPhysics, which is required for homework, an electronic version of the text and lots of additional on-line resources, and the interactive "clicker" technology we are using this year, which is different from last year.
If you are happy with a purely online copy of the text, then the price drops to 115 ... but we would recommend spending the extra $5 to get the loose leaf version of the text. Then you can carry around only the current chapters for example.
You may be tempted to purchase a used edition of the book, but the economics of this are not really in your favour. With a used text book, you will still need to purchase the MasteringPhysics and clicker technology (which this year is learning catalytics) Suppose you manage to get a used book for $50, then MasteringPhysics is $66 and learning Catalytics is 20, so the net cost to you is $136, and you have a wrong version used text and no access to the electronic online material. It is an option, and you can probably make it work, but you will pay more and be slightly disadvantaged. It is not what we would recommend.
Turning Point clickers will not be used this year- instead Learning Catalytics will be used.