Your Grade In this class will be based on the following Evaluation Areas:
Quizzes: There will be three in-class quizzes. The best two (2) out of three (3) quizzes will be counted. This means that there will be NO PROVISIONS FOR MAKE-UPS. If you know in advance that FOR SOME EXCUSABLE REASON you will not be able to take a quiz, notify me and we might be able to make alternative arrangements. Otherwise, a missed quiz will mean that it will be the one dropped from consideration.
The Best way to study for the quiz is to keep up with the material covered in class and to be able to answer all of the questions asked in the Review Page and Chapter Reviews at the end of each chapter, and to Review the existing tutorials in the Tutorial Page. Note that while the answers to each question are also provided, it doesn't do you any good to check them until after you have attempted to answer the questions.
Assignments: Assignments (in this course) are those which either receive full credit (if turned-in on time), or receive a zero (0). For all of the required assignments this semester, see the Assignments Page.
Tutorial: You will be required to Submit two (2) Tutorials on the Friday BEFORE the quiz which covers that material is scheduled. Additional Information can be found on the Tutorial Overview Page.
Group Project: You are also required to prepare and present a group project to the class. Additional Information will be forthcoming
Research Paper: You will be required to Prepare a Research Paper (NOTE: This is NOT the same as a term paper). We will discuss the term paper in class. Additional information can be found at the Research Paper Page.
Attendance: I don't take attendance. As Graduate Students (most of you working full-time) I expect you to occasionally miss a class (hey, you're paying for it). HOWEVER, if a significant number of students are not present, I MUST assume that it is because you just felt like 'taking the day off'. If that is the case, you will lose 1 point from your final grade for each absence (unless you can justify your absence IN ADVANCE)
Final Exam: The Final Exam will be comprehensive, and will resemble (but will not necessarily duplicate) the quizzes. The best way to study for the final is to fully understand the questions asked in each of the quizzes. To promote review of the quizzes, at least one (1) question asked on one of the quizzes will be duplicated on the final. Additionally, I will hold a review session IN ADDITION TO, AND OUTSIDE OF, THE REGULAR CLASS. The Exact time and location of the review session will be announced prior to the final. Check the University Schedule for the date and time of the exam. You MAY NOT take the exam outside of your regularly scheduled class period.
Final Grade: The Final grade will be assigned according to the Scale provided below. Because I have a tendency to 'Curve' most of the grading components, that means I will be relatively inflexible: If you have a 89.5, you will get a 'B', and not an 'A'.
This page was last updated on 01/20/04.