The course grade will be approximately 60% homework, 15% midterm, 25% final.
I reserve the right to deviate from this formula in some cases.
You should monitor your performance during the course by checking the class statistics: if you find yourself consistantly below average - then you should be concerned; if you find yourself often one standard deviation or more below average - you are in trouble; and if you are often more than two standard deviations below average - you are heading for a failure. In most cases your problem can be fixed if you promptly seek help (from the TF or myself).
If you are unsure of your performance in the class, please come and talk to me. Remember that the last day to drop a class without a ‘W’ is Friday, October 6, 2006. The last day to drop a class with a ’W’ is Friday, October 27, 2006. After that, you must receive a real grade for the course. It is your responsibility to talk to me before these dates if you may need to drop the course to avoid receiving a low grade. I am powerless to change these university-wide rules about drop dates.
No late assignments will be accepted, unless pre-arranged with me prior to the deadline.