Late work and/or extensions:
If you seek an extension on
an assignment and the request occurs after the due date or time, your
request will be summarily denied (except in the most extraordinary
circumstances). Such requests that occur before the due date and time will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you think I have graded you unfairly on a particular assignment, you must
bring this to my attention within a week from the time that the assignment
was returned to the class. After a week I will not consider any requests
to review and possibly change my grading.
Tutoring and extra assistance:
Information on free tutoring is available
Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas:
Your grade will
be computed via the following algorithm. Let x be the number of points
accumulated throughout the semester (between 0 and 100):
- Three tests -- Tests will occur during regular class meeting
times on 9 February, 16 March, and 20 April.
For each test, each student is required to supply a blank (large-size)
"blue book" for his/her written work.
Do not write your name on the cover or inside any blue book.
At least a week before each test,
each student needs to give me a blank blue book.
Failure to comply with this policy will result
in penalties of 20 percent per weekday.
Any requests to take a test on a date other than which appears
directly above must be submitted to me in writing at least four weeks prior to
the test's regular administration. Exceptions to this policy may be granted
only in extraordinary circumstances, such as illness or injury.
Collaborative work on tests is not
Solutions to tests.
Quizzes -- All quizzes are
take-home and will be assigned and collected on a weekly basis
(except those weeks when tests occur).
quizzes are available online
on Wednesdays and are due at the beginning
of class on the subsequent Friday.
Students must work on quizzes in groups of one, two, or three;
each group submits only one quiz paper for the entire group.
Your lowest quiz score will be "dropped".
- Final exam --
Section 004: Wednesday, 2 May, 1000 to 1200.
Section 005: Monday, 30 April, 1500 to 1700.
Collaborative work on the final exam is not permitted.
You will need to supply a blue book for the final exam also, subject to the
same rules as above. Also, the four week rule above applies also to the
Each student determines the relative ranking of these three components.
Click here for instructions on how
to do this.
A+: x > 97
A: 93 < x < 97
A-: 90 < x < 93
B+: 87 < x < 90
B: 83 < x < 87
B-: 80 < x < 83
C+: 77 < x < 80
C: 73 < x < 77
C-: 70 < x < 73
D: 60 < x < 70
F: x < 60
This page was most recently updated on 8 January 2017.