Bonus Point Opportunities
There are several ways to earn extra credit or bonus points in this class. Other than what is outlined on this page, no other extra credit will be given
- Bonus homework survey questions. There are three bonus homework survey questions in the homework folder. These three survey questions have no right or wrong answer and are weighted as three regular homework points each. One of them is about the section you are enrolled in. These are necessarily due at 5PM on Friday July, 7 to allow students enrolled in the wrong section time to switch into the correct section. These bonus questions are different from the bonus questions outlined below and embedded with the online lectures. One of these bonus questions will be asked again at the end of the course; it will be available from August 11 and will be due at 11:59PM on August 13. This end of course bonus homework question will be weighted as three regular homework points.
- There are bonus questions in the online lecture folders. You should be able to answer these after completing the assigned reading from the required text and watching the online lectures. These bonus questions are programmed to look like exam questions, as such, they are all multiple choice. In addition, some of these bonus questions are questions used on previous exams for this course and its traditional equivalent. Lon-Capa's feedback option is disabled, so unlike regular homework problems, Lon-Capa will not tell you if you have the correct answer until after the due date. In addition, the discussion board on these questions has been disabled. These questions are meant for you to work out yourself after having read the assigned reading and watched the online lectures. All points earned here will be added to your total homework points as a homework bonus (so, homework scores over 100% are possible). Hints and/or solutions to the bonus questions will not be provided.
- The midterm exam will have a correction exam assigned as a homework assignment in Lon-Capa. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as bonus. As such, the correction exam homework assignment can only add points to your midterm exam score. Only students taking the original exam will have access to the correction exam. The correction exam will be available at noon on the day after the scheduled exam and will be due at the regular homework due date/time the following week.
Last updated: June 30, 2017