GROUND RULES for MA 15900
• CLASS PERIOD
to attend every class meeting.
Before coming to a lecture
, it is highly recommended that students
read the appropriate sections of the text and
attempt some of the homework problems
. Instructors may not have time to
cover every topic in class.
be collected. However,
doing all the homework problems is essential for success in this
course and is certainly your best way to be prepared for quizzes and exams.
Most of the homework will be completed
and graded online. The six lowest online homework grades will not be counted at the end of the semester.
A quiz will be given every Tues. and Thurs. starting on 1/14/10, except on exam days.
No make-up or early quizzes will
be given for any reason.
The three lowest quiz grades will not be counted at the end of the semester. To have a fourth
quiz grade (or more) not counted will require
acceptable written justification for having missed all four (or more)
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: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 8:00-9:30 PM
EXAM 2: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8:00-9:30 PM
EXAM 3: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 8:00-9:30 PM
**Missing an Exam:
Contact the course coordinator immediately, or as soon as the situation allows,
if you miss an exam for any
). Inform your Tu/Th instructor as well.
can only be approved
the course coordinator, Owen Davis (MATH 812). If you miss the exam
for a non-valid reason
a make-up exam
be allowed, but a
will be 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 an exam.
No one will be allowed to leave the exam site for the first 25 minutes of the exam.
After that time, no one will be allowed
to enter the exam site and take the exam. Students arriving after 25 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 exam score.
If you have an academic conflict (such as another exam or class at the same time) or other foreseeable conflict with an
evening exam, you should contact Owen Davis no later than two business days before the exam takes place.
If you have an
that will prevent you from attending an evening exam, you must contact Owen Davis
as soon as the situation
, preferably in person or if necessary by email (do not use voicemail). To aviod missing important information, the sooner you
contact Mr. Davis, the better.