Exams will be given during regular class time on the dates shown on the course calendar on the class website.
All exams will be multiple choice. YOU must bring a standard mark-sense sheet (may be purchased at U Bookstore) and a #2 pencil. We do not keep a supply of sheets, so please do not forget!
Exams will all be one hour in length. (For the final exam, you may stay for up to 2 hours, even though the exam is designed for one hour).
We will apply a 'curve' grading scheme to convert your exam score into a 0.0-4.0 grade, so each exam grade reflects your performance relative to your fellow students. In this way all exams should be equivalently graded. At the end of the term, we will drop your lowest exam grade. (Of course, everyone else gets the same break.)
If you come
for all 3 exams, you have a chance to improve your grade. If you miss any
exam for any reason, that
will be your dropped grade, and you
lose nothing but the chance to improve your grade.
reason, you do not need to call me in advance or supply an excuse to
miss an exam.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, there will be NO MAKEUP EXAMS under any circumstances. Please don't ask to be "an exception" !
If you miss
more than one exam, you will receive an incomplete (I) grade for the
course, with a default grade calculated using 0.0 for the missed exams.
If you do nothing, the backup grade is automatically recorded at the
end of next term. To clear your "I" grade and replace the default
grade, you will have to take a comprehensive exam early next term (at a
time TBD by me).
Your course grade will be calculated as
Contact the instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org