
Exams
The course will have two exams. The First Exam will be given in class on
Friday, September 21. The Second Exam will be
given in class on Friday, October 12.
Tests will be closed book and no calculators.
A student may reschedule an exam in case of documented illness or family
emergency or documented University sponsored trips.
On Friday, October 19, there will be an
opportunity for students who score below 75 on the First or Second Exam to
take a retest. Only one of the exams may be retested in this way. If you
choose to take a retest, the grade used in computing your final average
will be MIN( 75, MAX( Original Score, Retest Score ).
Quizzes
Quizzes will be given in Recitation sections approximately once per week.
Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped from your quiz average. If you miss
one quiz, that will be the grade that is dropped. If a documented illness or
family emergency or documented University sponsored trip causes you to miss
more than one quiz, the second and subsequent quizzes may be made up.
Homework
You will be given homework assignments to help you prepare for the quizzes.
It is expected that you will solve all the problems on each assignment.
Your homework will not be collected or graded, however.
Homework problems will be grouped according to difficulty. Homework problems
marked with a are the easiest
problems. Try them for a warmup. If you have difficulties with them, you
should reread the section and your class notes more carefully. Problems
marked are more difficult, but still
straightforward if you keep your wits about you. The
problems are the most difficult,
and the occasional problem marked
will present a challenge to even the brightest students in the class.
Grade Computation
The final average for the course will be determined by your performance
on the quizzes and on the two exams, weighted in the following way:
Quiz Average 30%
First Exam 35%
Second Exam 35%
Letter Grades
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following guidelines:
R: < 49, D: 5064, C: 6574, B: 7584, A: > 85
Adjustments to this scheme may be made if there is some operatorerror in
making up the tests.
