Quizzes, Exams, Labs

Final Exam: 

Monday, December 9th, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm,  place To Be Announced.

There is a 120-minute Final Exam at the end of the Semester. The Final Exam consists of 10 problems. The Final Exam place will be announced later on during the semester. No notes, no books, no calculators, no smart devices of any type will be allowed in the Final Exam. Students need to take the Final Exam to be eligible to pass the class. The university has strict requirements for exceptions.

Midterm Exams

There are two 90-minute Midterm Exams. See the schedule for the dates and rooms. No notes, no books, no calculators, no smart devices of any type will be allowed in the Midterm Exams.

Students are expected to take all Midterm Exams. Makeup Exams might be allowed in case of an emergency. Being late for an exam for reasons such as oversleeping, or simply forgetting about the exam, does not qualify as an emergency. A written note describing the emergency must be submitted to the instructor to qualify for a Makeup Exam. In case of a health emergency, a doctor’s certificate must be provided to the instructor before scheduling a Makeup Exam.

Graded midterm exams might be handed over students during recitation. Students should check the exam grading as soon as they get the exam, without leaving the recitation room. If students are fine with the exam grading, then they can keep the exam and no grade changes will be possible after the students leave the recitation room with the exam. If a student would like some clarification on the exam grading, then the student needs to hand the exam back to the recitation TA before the recitation ends, and then schedule a meeting with the course instructor to further discuss the exam grading. Again, if the student leaves the recitation room with the exam, then no grade changes will be possible.

Webwork Self-Assessments

  • There are three 50-minute Webwork Self-Assessments during the semester, one before the Drop with Refund Due Date, and two before each midterm exams.
  • The Self-Assessments open on certain Tuesdays 8:00am and close Wednesdays 11:00pm. See the schedule for the dates.
  • The exam is to be taken at home (hence self-assessment).
  • The exams can be taken only once.
  • The Webwork Self-Assessments consist of 4 problems graded by Webwork.
  • No notes, no books, no calculators, no smart devices of any type will be allowed in the Exam. Spartan Honor.

The first Webwork Self-Assessment just before the Drop with Refund Due Date. Students that fail the first Webwork Self-Assessment should consider whether this is the right course for them or whether they should drop the course.

Webwork Home Quizzes

  • There will be eleven 50-minute Quizzes, in weeks 2-15, when there are no exams.
  • The Quizzes consist of 4 problems graded by Webwork.
  • The Quizzes are taken at home, they open on Tuesdays at 8:00am and close on Wednesdays at 11:00pm.
  • Each Quiz can be taken up to three times during the time period the quiz is open—the Quiz grade will be the maximum of the grades of all versions taken.
  • No notes, no books, no smart devices of any type will be allowed in these Quizzes. Students are expected to take all Quizzes. Spartan Honor.
  • The lowest score from all 11 Webwork Quizzes will be dropped from the calculation of your average WebWork Quiz score.
  • There are no makeup home quizzes.

Recitation Quizzes

  • There will be six 10-minute Recitation Quizzes.
  • They take place at the end of recitation in weeks when there are no exams and no labs (see the schedule for tentative dates).
  • The Recitation Quizzes are graded by your TA and returned to you the following week in recitation.
  • No notes, no books, no calculators, no smart devices of any type will be allowed in these Quizzes.
  • The lowest score from all Recitation Quizzes will be dropped from the calculation of your average Recitation Quiz score.
  • Typically, no make-ups or retakes will be given for quizzes. The dropped quiz is meant to account for most special circumstances such as:
    • Weddings
    • Short-term Illness
    • Work
    • Emergencies
    • Job Interviews
    • Funerals
    • Travel

    Exceptions to this rule include university-sanctioned events, religious holidays, military obligation, University accepted Grief Absence covering the day of the quiz, or late add. In these cases, the instructor and student will work together to decide between a make-up quiz or to drop the quiz from the student’s grade calculation (whichever seems most appropriate for the situation).

Recitation Labs

  • There will be five Recitation Labs, which will take place during recitations.
  • Students are expected to work on the Recitation Labs in groups of two to three.
  • Each group submits one Recitation Lab together.
  • Grades will be graded based on engagement and correctness.
  • The lowest score from all 5 Recitation Labs will be dropped from the calculation of your average Recitation Lab score.
  • Recitation Labs are specifically designed to be completed in a group setting among your peers. For this reason, Recitation Labs cannot be completed outside of the classroom and there are no Makeup Recitation Labs. The dropped Recitation Lab is meant to account for any missing Lab.
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