On the tests and exam, you will only be required to work a subset of the total number of problems. The requirements for how many problems must be completed will depend on whether you are registered in the course for graduate or undergraduate credit.
You may use calculators on tests and on the exam, but you may NOT use calculator programs. Also, you are NOT allowed to store alphanumeric data in your calculator prior to a test or exam, and then retrieve that data during the test or exam. The tests and the exam are closed book and closed notes. However, on Test One you are allowed to bring in ONE inch note sheet. You may write ANYTHING that you want on the front and back of your note sheet. Everything on your note sheet must be written BY HAND and BY YOU (photocopying, reducing, and laser printing are not allowed). Looking at another person's note sheet during a test or exam is cheating. On Test Two, you are allowed to bring in TWO inch note sheets. Each sheet must follow the same rules as your note sheet from Test One.
Makeup tests will not be given. If you miss a test and your absence is NOT officially excused, then you will receive a zero grade for that test. If you miss a test and your absence IS officially excused, then your final exam grade will be used in place of the missed test grade.
On the final exam, you are allowed to bring in THREE inch note sheets. Each of these sheets must follow the same rules as your note sheets from Test One and Test Two.
A final numerical grade will be assigned to each student enrolled for undergraduate credit using the table below:
Using the tables above, I will assign a final numerical grade to each student. Numerical grades will be converted into letter grades using two curves that I will determine. One curve will be applied to all students registered for undergraduate credit. The second curve will be applied to all students registered for graduate credit.
In addition, I will also use the following guaranteed grading system. If your final numerical grade is 90% or better, then you are guaranteed to receive a letter grade of A. If your final numerical grade is at least 80%, but less than 90%, then you are guaranteed to receive a letter grade of B or better. If your final numerical grade is at least 70%, but less than 80%, then you are guaranteed to receive a letter grade of C or better. Finally, if your final numerical grade is at least 60%, but less than 70%, then you are guaranteed to receive a letter grade of D or better.