Now this one had
- A course book
- A colourful atlas of ancient life
- A couple of ECA papers
- A DVD
- Some notes
- A pack of fossil casts
Its a fascinating course as we move from no life, to early life to the cambrian explosion and so on.
Then horror of horror, you have to use the supplied fossils with a supplied hand lens, and SKETCH them. Draw? DRAW? Don't they know I can barely write these days and I do all my work on computers? I've never been much good at drawing, so this is a bit of a shock!
I make a valiant stab at it - but lets face it, it wont win any prizes!
There is also confusion about the difference between bivalves and brachiopods - the rules seem simple but the most common of fossils flaunts the rule cruelly.
Anyway, this course finishes with a CMA (Computer marked assignment) so its pick one of A,B,C,D,E,F etc, or in some cases two or three. So there is no worry about getting the words right - but the questions are a lot more difficult than they sound.
Anyway - this one you can submit online if you like, so I did that, and passed he course. Another one down!