ONLINE QUIZZES: I do not take attendance to lectures, however, attendance is HIGHLY recommended. Online quizzes (through MyLab and Mastering ) will be posted on a weekly basis (approximately). The purpose of these online quizzes will be to challenge students to engage with the material that we will be covering in class in advance of lecture or to review recently covered lecture material. There are no make-up opportunities for missed MyLab and Mastering quizzes. It will be the responsibility of the student to regularly check the MyLab and Mastering calendar for upcoming quizzes. Details will be discussed thoroughly during the first week of class. DROPPING LOW SCORES I will automatically drop your lowest score from Exams I, II, and/or III. Exam IV (the Final Exam ), will count regardless of your performance on that exam. Failing to attend an exam will result in a score of ‘0’. No medical notes or documentation for absences is required . NO MAKE-UP OPPORTUNITIES for missing an exam. The score will be considered your lowest grade and dropped. The MyLab and Mastering quizzes contribute 100 points to your grade. However, I will ask 120 questions during the semester. Any points beyond 100/100 will count toward your grade. Thus, it is possible to score 520/500 in the lecture portion of the course. 2
GRADING : A total of 900 points are available to be earned (500 from lecture and 400 from the lab). There are no opportunities for extra credit or alternative assignments. Course grades are determined from total point accumulation (lecture + lab) at the end of the semester, with final letter grades based generally on a strait scale; modified if appropriate depending on the class average and point distribution. I will automatically drop your lowest score from Exams I and II and III. Your score for the Final Exam (Exam IV) will count even if it is your lowest score. Exam I: 100 Exam II: 100 Exam III 100 Online Quizzes ( MyLab and Mastering ) 100 (120*) Exam IV ( Final Exam ): 200 Lab 400 (410*) Total 1000 (1030*) Lowest score from Exam I, II, and III -100 Total 900 (930*) There is no extra credit under any circumstances Final scores for the entire course will be normalized* Your final course grade will be decided as follows: Percentage Grade Percentage Grade Percentage Grade 93-100 A 80-82.99 B- 66-69.99 D+ 90-92.99 A- 76-79.99 C+ 63-65.99 D 86-89.99 B+ 73-75.99 C 60-62.99 D- 83-85.99 B 70-72.99 C- <59.99 F EXAM GRADE DISPUTES / CHALLENGE OPTION After the return of an exam or quiz students will have until the following exam or quiz to challenge a grade for any question. Failure to challenge the grade within this period indicates a willingness to accept the grade as is. The challenge should consist of an in- person explanation (or a written description) of why the answer is correct based on other published material that you cite.
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