Quizzes Throughout the semester a total of 7 quizzes will be administered on

Quizzes throughout the semester a total of 7 quizzes

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Quizzes: Throughout the semester, a total of 7 quizzes will be administered, on unannounced dates. The quizzes will be brief (2-5 questions), they will cover basic information from the previous lecture only, and they will be given at the very start of class. On occasion, you may be required to print and complete an assignment (that I provide ahead of time by email) and bring it to class for use during a quiz. Your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped. The average of your best 5 quiz grades will constitute 10% of your grade for the course. Important! There will be no quiz make-ups for any reason. If you are late (i.e., enter class at any point after a quiz has begun) or absent on the day of a quiz, you will receive a grade of 0. Should this unfortunate event happen to you, it would hopefully qualify as one of your lowest quiz grades. Please understand that this policy gives you the responsibility for deciding whether conditions warrant missing class. Please do not contact me prior to class to ask if there will be a quiz – it would be unfair to the rest of the class if I provided this information. This quiz component of your grade is designed to encourage you to review each day’s notes before coming to class (which will help you learn!) and to encourage you to be in class on a regular basis. Course grades: To sum, your course grade will be determined by the average of your 4 exam scores (90% of your grade) and the average of your best 5 quiz scores (10% of your grade). Final letter grades for this course will be based on a 10 point, +/- grading system. Here's how the system works. Scores of 88/89, 78/79, or 68/69 will receive a + designation, while scores of 90/91, 80/81, 70/71, 60/61 will receive a - designation. Only scores of .5 or above will be rounded to the next highest number. Final note : Let's be honest. Some students will find the material covered in this course to be a bit challenging at times. My promise to you is that I will do whatever I can to help you master this material. However, please understand that THE RESPONSIBILITY to seek help if you are having problems IS YOURS! I won't chase you around campus trying to make you learn. But if you come to my office hours or arrange appointment times, and come prepared (!), I will happily spend as long as you like reviewing material or trying to explain it until it becomes more clear. I admit it - I'm a little quirky - I really ENJOY discussing learning. I sincerely hope that you will come to feel the same way! Some general tips for success in this course: In Class: A. Class time will be focused on understanding ideas and concepts. If you have a question about the material we are discussing in class, please ask it! Almost always your understanding of the material will improve after the discussion that follows a question. Be considerate of your
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fellow students when they ask questions. We are all obligated to respect and foster a comfortable learning environment.
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  • Fall '13
  • MelanieBachmeyer

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