Exams and Quizzes

Attendance 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).

Interim 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.

Final Exam:

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 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.