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.
You are allowed to miss one attendance quiz without being penalized.
Attendance quizzes will
go towards the
10% of the final grade for class participation.
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.