101 Test Policies SCHEDULING AND COMPOSITION The three tests will cover material indicated in the schedule by lecture numbers. Each test will consist of 1-3 problems and 6-12 multiple choice (MC) questions. The problems may be similar to homework, but they may also represent applications of principles in different circumstances. The multiple choice questions will cover conceptual questions or the simplest kind of calculation. The final examination will consist of 45 multiple choice questions. The final will be comprehensive, with 15 questions coming from the material from each third of the course. For the test dates, see the lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus. PROCEDURES You will need a small hand calculator for the tests. It should be capable of doing calculations in scientific notation. Test paper (including scratch paper) will be provided. Bring only your pencils and/or pens, calculators, and your Sun Card. Your scratch paper will also contain a list of any equations that might be used in the test. A complete list of test rules is provided on the class web page. In the event of a fire alarm occuring during an examination, students will be asked to turn over their test papers, gather their belongings and leave the room as expeditiously as possible, leaving their test papers on the tables where they were working. The papers will be gathered and graded as they are. Unless the alarm proves to represent a bona fide emergency, there will be no make-up test. MISSING A TEST THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP TESTS FOR ANY REASON. You must take two of the three tests. If you take all three tests, then the lowest score of the three test scores will be deleted in the calculation of your test average. If you miss one test for any reason, that test will be your dropped score. If you miss two tests, please see Dr. Adams about requesting an incomplete; you must be passing at the time that you request an incomplete, or your request cannot be considered. Deadline for class withdrawal this semester is Nov 7. CHEATING Academic dishonesty on an examination will result AUTOMATICALLY in a failing grade for the course and referral to the Dean for further sanctions. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated! GRADING AND WEIGHTING Partial credit is given on the problems, assuming you follow the proper format for answering problems as given during lecture. Multiple choice questions are either right or wrong. The average of your two best test scores will account for 25% of your overall course grade. The final exam will count for 15% of your overall course grade. TEST GRADING APPEALS Tests will be graded by graders and TA's. You should save all graded materials throughout the semester in case of appeals or mistakes in recording grades. If you wish to appeal the grading of one of your tests, you must follow these procedures: (1) Simple errors, such as point addition, can be corrected by contacting the student's recitation section TA. Inform your TA of the error at the end of the recitation during which you receive your graded test. (2) For ANY OTHER ERRORS, such as if you think you deserve more points on a graded problem, you must submit an appeal IN WRITING. Explain carefully exactly why you deserve more points, and ask for as many points as you think your answer deserves. Please DO NOT ASK your recitation TA to consider your appeal or to give advice on your appeal; they are not permitted to do so. It is unlikely that your TA graded the problem in question. (3) Staple your WRITTEN appeal to the relevant page of your original test, and give the test, with the stapled appeal, to Dr. Adams within two school days of receiving your graded test. You may do this after lecture, or you may ask the secretary in PSF-470 to time stamp your paper and put it in my box. (4) I will return your test to the person who graded it; that person must give you a written reply, which will be returned to you in your next recitation meeting. If you are not satisfied with the grader's response to your appeal, then you may ask Dr. Adams to consider your appeal; in such cases I reserve the right to regrade your entire test.