Evaluation Methods

Teaching Methods:

Demonstrations:    Important material from the text and outside sources will be covered in class.  Students should plan to take careful notes as not all material can be found in the textbook.   Discussion and group work is encouraged.

Routine Homework:   Problems and readings will be assigned daily to help support and supplement material found in the text, but not always collected.  There will usually be time to answer questions about the homework at the beginning of class.

 

Forward Testing/Practice Test:  Sample test questions for your practice will be given out about two days before a test.   Often the day before the test will be given over as a Problem Day to discuss these and other problems

 

Tests:  There will be four tests.     If due to emergency or illness you miss a test, you must notify as soon as possible.   You must provide documentation explaining why you missed the test.   If you fail to contact me or fail to provide written documentation for a missing test, you will receive a zero on the test.   The make-up must be taken within a week.   All test dates are published on the course schedule.

 

Quizzes:  Through the semester, there will be in-class, announced quizzes.  There are NO make-ups for quizzes.

 

Laboratories:   There will be three lab projects during the course of the semester. 

 

Formal Homework: There will be five (5) homework sets.  These problem sets will be due the day of the associated test and will be graded.

 

Final Exam Date:   There is a common departmental final on 17th of December at 8:00 AM in room TBA.

 

Internet:   All materials will be distributed on the Internet.   Class notes, instructional material, and student assignments will be posted on the web site as well.

 

More information is available on the Web Site for this course or Blackboard.

  

Grading:

Your final grade will be determined on the total points which you have accumulated.

                 

Four Exams

45%

Two Laboratories

15%

Homework

10%

Quizzes

10%

Final Exam

20%

 

No grade will be assigned until all of the assignments are completed.  Submission of assignments in electronic form (e-mail) is preferred when possible.

 

 Grade

Range

Grade

Range

     A

94 - 100

    C

74 -76.9

     A-

90 - 93.9

    C-

70 -73.9

     B+

87 - 89.9

    D+

67 - 69.9

     B

84 - 86.9

    D

64 - 66.9

     B-

80 - 83.9

    D-

60 - 63.9

     C+

77 - 79.9

    F

 below 60