EXAMS
- For each exam, each student should bring a #2 pencil,a calculator for numerical calculation (Graphing calculators are permitted) and a picture ID.
- There will be four one hour midterm exams. The exams are closed book, but you may use one 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheet of hand-written notes and equations (you may use both sides of the sheet).
- There are no makeup exams. However, if you miss a midterm exam for any reason you will be allowed to drop this exam and the midterm portion of your final grade will be based on the other three midterm exams. Only one exam will be dropped. If you take all four midterms, your lowest midterm exam score will be dropped when calculating your final grade.
- Midterm exam questions will be both numeric and conceptual, e.g. true or false. Approximately half of the exam will be numeric and the remainder will be conceptual. Your score on each midterm exam will be calculated relative to 90% of the possible points on the exam (scores over 100% are allowed). At least one fourth of the midterm problems will be modified* homework problems. One problem on the second midterm will be a modified* problem from the first exam. Two problems on the third midterm will be modified* problems from the first two exams. Three problems on the fourth exam will be modified* problems from the first three exams.
- There will be one cumulative 2 - hour final exam. Approximately half of the exam will be numeric and the remainder will be conceptual. Your score on the final exam will be calculated relative to 90% of the possible points on the exam (scores over 100% are allowed). At least one fourth of the final exam problems will be modified* midterm problems. The exam is closed book, but you may use two 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheets of hand-written notes and equations (you may use both sides of the sheets).
- Grading scales for exams will not be curved unless there was a mis-wording or error.
*-- Modified could mean that if the original problem gave x and asked for y, the modified problem might give y and ask for x. For conceptual problems, modified could mean covering the same concept.
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