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Unformatted text preview: hort, quantity and quality counts. The grading structure of the course is designed to courage a diversity of learning styles and a diversity of ways to succeed in the class. For example, if you’re not particularly good at quizzes but you are good at note taking, you may choose to assist with the development of a manuscript for a third edition of the book. You can choose to earn units by taking accurate and amended lecture notes which will then be posted on Blackboard (or Google docs) where it can be amended and corrected by the class for comprehensibility and correctness. Or perhaps you are good at creating homework exercises which come three types—elementary exercises to ensure the student understands the fundamental concepts (Group I), slightly more advanced exercises that connect the concepts in the chapter with other concepts in the book (Group II), or innovative and intriguing advanced exercises that may be quite challenging or perhaps extend the boundaries of the field by finding classical or contemporary applications of the ideas (Group III). Our goal in the grading policy—although it is initially a little complicated‐‐is to create opportunities for each student to participate fully and wit...
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