possible determined at end of course and letter grades will be based on the

Possible determined at end of course and letter

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possible (determined at end of course), and letter grades will be based on the preset scoring system below. With this system, it is possible for everyone to receive an A in the course. If everyone gets above 90%, everyone gets an A. Therefore, it is in your best interest to work cooperatively with other students to master the material. Percentage G RAD P ERCENTAGE G RAD 89.5% - 100% A 59.5% - 69.4% D 79.5%-89.4% B 00.0% - 59.4% F 69.5% - 79.4% C No individual extra credit or grade changes will be offered. I have to be fair to the whole class, so I cannot give you any special treatment. Please do not ask. C LASS P OLICIES E XCUSED A BSENCES If you missed an exam or lab for a UNIVERSITY APPROVED ABSENCE with DOCUMENTATION , you can contact me or your lab instructor for an immediate make-up. University approved absences are: – holy days of obligation (with documentation) – TTU sponsored trips greater than 40 miles from campus (with advance notice and documentation)
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– health emergencies (with a doctor’s note for the date missed) If you missed the exam for a University approved absence, it is in your best interest to take your make-up as soon as possible (before you forget what you learned!) Weddings, illnesses (without a doctors’ note for the date missed), doctor appointments, job conflicts, car problems, etc. are considered a personal absence and are not excused. On very rare occasions, I will allow a makeup for other absences on a case-by-case basis. If something horrible happens to you , you should contact me (if you missed an exam or class material) or your lab instructor (if you missed a lab assignment), and your lab instructor and I will consider your case. C LASS A TTENDANCE Regular attendance is necessary for success in this course. Responsibility for class attendance rests with you. I work to make the class interesting, educational, and useful for you. I want you to get the most out of this class. This course covers content that is difficult for many students, and hearing the material will greatly benefit you. Students who attend class regularly will do much better than those who don’t. P OP Q UIZ B ONUS P OINTS To encourage attendance (and paying attention), there will be at least 13 pop quizzes throughout the semester. The average of your top 13 quiz scores will be computed. If the average of these top 13 scores is higher than your lowest exam score, I will replace your lowest exam score with your quiz grades. Pop quizzes may be given at the beginning or end of class. You can ONLY make up quizzes for university approved absences (see section on university approved absences). You are responsible for all material covered in class, including readings, class discussions, special presentations, and any other material. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out from a classmate what happened . Since I cannot give you notes for classes you miss, I highly recommend getting the contact information of at least one other person in this class (make a friend!) L AB A TTENDANCE Lab attendance is mandatory !
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