Exams and Quizzes
Attendance Quizzes and Piazza Polls:
Throughout the semester, I will be posting simple polls on Piazza to
serve as attendance/participation quizzes. As such, some of these
polls will be assigned and must be answered during the class (please
make sure you bring your smart phone or personal computer along),
whereas others will be assigned online and must be answered within
Each poll will consist of a single (easy) question mostly to check your
understanding of material covered in lecture. You are allowed to miss one attendance quiz without being penalized.
and on-line polls will
go towards the 10% of the final grade for class participation.
Interim (Midterm) Exams:
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 is typically the same
as that of the lecture (and will be
announced in due time, if different).
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. 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.