Save your receipt.
- Your graded assignment is your "receipt". You should hold on to all of
your work until you receive your final grade. From time to time grades do
get recorded incorrectly. Changes to the grade record cannot be made,
however, without evidence that such a change is warranted.
- If you wish to dispute your grade on an assignment, it must be presented
to your instructor before the next exam.
How to succeed in this course (and elsewhere).
- Attendance will not be taken in this class, however, it is expected that
you will attend class regularly. If you do miss a class it is your
responsibility to find out
what was covered and whether any important announcements were made.
- The single most important thing that you should do is work out 125% of
the homework. Even if your schedule ensures that you can not finish before
the quiz, you should still do the assigned problems, along with an assortment
of unassigned problems, as a study aid.
- Collaboration on homework is a
good thing. You are encouraged to discuss the homework and to work together on
the problems, but each student is responsible for the final preparation of
his or her own homework
papers. For your own good,
this does not mean simply copying another's work; the object is
understanding, not penmanship.
- The course is a 9 unit course, which nominally means that you should
expect to spend 9 hours per week on the material (3 in class, 1 in
recitation and 5 outside the classroom). The real time needed will vary,
of course, but if you find
that you are spending much more time than this, it is likely that you
are "spinning your wheels", and that you should seek help from any of
the various sources available to you: these include your instructor, your TA,
your fellow students, the learning center and the tutoring center.
- Like all mathematics, the material in the course cannot be learned
passively. However reasonable, simple, or rational you may find what you
read or hear, you do not understand it if
you cannot apply it yourself. Thus it is imperative that you test
yourself by doing problems. If you have difficulty with a problem, ask
your instructor or your fellow students about it; do not suppose that your
will cure itself without treatment.
If bad comes to worse...
- If, due to illness or another legitimate reason, you are unable to complete
the work required for this course by the end of the exam period, I will assign
a grade of I (incomplete). You must request this action and provide
documentation of the cause.
- Enrollment Services will only allow a grade of I to stand for one
semester. If the grade is not ammended by that time it will revert to a
default grade (the grade you earned based on the material completed). Once
the grade reverts to the default grade I will not change it.