GROUND RULES for MA 15300
Students are expected to attend every class meeting and to read the appropriate sections of the text before coming to
class. Instructors may not have time to cover every topic in class.
There are supplemental videos and PowerPoint
presentations provided on the MA 15300 webpage:
A daily score will be given for almost every class, starting with the third one (Friday, 01/15/10). The daily score will
typically be a short, 2-3 question quiz covering the assignment due that day. Paper and pencil homework will only be
collected occasionally, as most of it is done online.
Completing each homework assignment (online or by hand) is
certainly your best way to be prepared for quizzes and exams.
No make-ups will be allowed for the daily scores or online homework, for any reason.
The four lowest scores for
each will not be counted. To have a fifth score (or more) not counted at the end of the semester will require
acceptable written justification.
There are three multiple-choice, machine-graded evening exams scheduled for your class this semester. The dates are
as follows. (
Mark them on your calendar.)
EXAM 1: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 8:00-9:00 PM, Hall of Music
EXAM 2: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:00-8:00 PM, Hall of Music
EXAM 3: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8:00-9:00 PM, Hall of Music
Missing an Exam:
If you miss an exam for any reason, contact the course coordinator immediately and inform your
instructor. Make-up exams can only be approved
by the course coordinator, Cari Carpenter (MATH 810,
494-7920, email@example.com). Make-up exams will be allowed for valid reasons.
You must have documentation
for missing an exam (you must have a doctor note for illness, for example).
For non-valid reasons, a make-up
allowed with a
being deducted from the student’s earned score. Not knowing the right date, time or
location of an exam is NOT a valid reason for missing it and will thus be imposed by a grade penalty.
No one will be allowed to leave the exam site for the first 20 minutes of the exam. After that time,
no one will be allowed to enter the exam site and take the exam. Students arriving after 20 minutes will be allowed to
take the make-up exam. If they arrived late for a non-valid reason, a grade penalty will be deducted from the make-up
Make-ups will be given only once for each midterm exam, on the following dates and times: