Exams, quizzes, and special
assignments will determine 70% of your grade. The remaining 30% of your
grade will be determined by the final exam. Neither homework nor class attendance
will be used to compute your grade except if you are auditing the
course. If you are auditing the course, you must attend at least
40% of the time to receive the grade AU; otherwise you will receive the grade
While homework will not be used directly in the computation of your grade, it should not be inferred that doing homework is unnecessary. This is one of the best ways to learn calculus. Occasionally, homework may be collected in order to monitor your understanding of the material.
Partial credit will be given on most exams and quizzes. One exception to this is the final examination, which is in a multiple choice format. The amount of credit given on a particular problem will depend upon the work you show. In some cases, if you do not show your work, full credit may not be given for a “correct answer” to a problem. Therefore, it is necessary that you show all work that is relevant to the problems you solve.
If you have a valid reason for missing an exam or quiz, you will be given a makeup. If possible, you should notify the instructor in advance of missing an exam to make arrangements to take a makeup.
On all exams and quizzes it is expected that you will do your own work and not copy from others. Failure to comply with this policy may result in losing a significant amount of credit and could result in being assigned a failing grade for the course.
Calculators. You may not use a calculator on any exam. However, you will be permitted to use them on quizzes. On quizzes you may use any scientific or graphing calculator that does not have symbolic capabilities. Calculators with symbolic capabilities include the following: TI-89, TI-92, HP28S, HP28SX, HP48G, HP48G+, HP48GX, and HP49G.
The following grading scale will be used.
80 - 89% B (at least)
70 - 79% C (at least)
55 - 69% D (at least)
Below 55% F (at least)