Exams and Quizzes
Throughout the semester, in
random lectures, I will be giving one-question quizzes. Each of these quizzes will be given at some point during the lecture
(not necessarily the beginning or end).
Each will consist of a single (easy) question on the material covered
in that lecture. The main purpose of taking attendance and of these quizzes is to be a measure
of attendance, since I expect anybody who attended the class (and who was
not asleep) to be able to answer the question.
Attendance quizzes will be worth
10% of the final grade, with one if the quizzes dropped (the one
with the lowest grade).
There will be two in-class exams. These exams (combined) will be worth 30% of
the final grade, and will cover the material presented from the beginning of the
semester (or from the previous in-class exam) and up to the last lecture before
the exam. Please check the class schedule for the specific dates of these exams.
The course final exam is worth 30% of the final grade, and will cover
the material offered throughout the semester. Please check the class
schedule for date and time. The place for the final exam will be
announced in due time.
Policy on Missed Exams:
Please mark the exam dates on your calendar (and remember them when
you make your recess and end-of-semester travel plans!) There will be
absolutely no make-up exams, except for medical emergencies and religious
observances. For medical emergencies, you must
provide a letter from a doctor, specifying
the period of time during which you were unable to attend an exam. Anticipated
absence from exams due to religious observances must be identified at the
beginning of the semester.