101 Lab Policies SCHEDULES AND PROCEDURES As can be seen in your Lab Schedule, there are eleven labs scheduled for the semester. All labs may be attended in person in PSH-365. Whenever possible, all labs may also be attended in your lab TA's Zoom meeting room. You must turn in ten labs. If you turn in all eleven labs, then the lowest of your eleven lab scores will be dropped. Make-up sessions are not possible. You must attend ONLY <== What to do if the lab session for which you are registered. you must miss a lab EXCEPTION: ONCE (and only once) during the semester, you may arrange with your lab instructor to attend their lab at a different time during the week. To see what lab times your instructor is teaching, look at the list of 101 lab sections. Lab reports may be submitted in pdf form at Canvas, or if you attend the next lab in person, you may submit your previous lab report when you arrive. Each lab report must be submitted BEFORE the beginning of your next scheduled lab time. The submission pages at Canvas will appear at the end of the meeting time for the Lab which must be submitted. Attendance is required; if you neither attend in person, nor have no record of attending the Zoom meeting, then your submission for that lab will not be graded. If you submit via pdf at Canvas, then your pdf submission must include all data pages, all pages with answered questions, and all pages with graphs, all in one single file. It is your responsibility to submit a pdf file that is readable at Canvas. If the file that you have submitted is NOT readable at Canvas, then you will receive a ZERO for that lab; there is no relief provided. Be sure to use the Practice Upload assignment available from our main PHY101 Canvas webpage to practice submitting a readable file. Thanks, GBA. Lab descriptions are freely available at our Lab Schedule webpage. The tables for recording your data are included with each lab description, and it is your responsibility to download the lab description, read it beforehand, and have it available during each lab meeting. If you choose to make pdf submission, then your pdf submissions MUST be photographs of your data, your answers to questions, and your graphs written on the actual downloaded and printed pages of the lab descriptions. EXCEPTION: If you have a tablet, then you can arrange to write directly on the downloaded pdf form and submit that. If you submit answers written on plain paper (instead of on the printed lab descriptions, then you will receive a ten point penalty for EACH such submission. LATE POLICY Late lab submissions will not be accepted by your TA. Labs submitted in pdf form after the deadline (and thus marked as late by Canvas) will not be graded. If you are submitting via Canvas, be sure to submit your work well before the deadline. The submission pages at Canvas will appear at the end of the meeting time for the Lab that must be submitted. WEIGHTING The lab final will consist of 10 multiple choice questions and will count as one lab; the lab final may not be dropped. The average of your ten best lab scores and your lab final will be your lab average. Your lab average will count as 25% of your overall class grade. The lab final has been cancelled for Fall 2021. The average of your ten best lab scores will be your lab average. CHEATING You will work in groups in lab, but please understand that working together on a lab project does not mean you have permission to copy the work of your lab partner. Your written report must be entirely your own. You may not copy graphs, interpretations of graphs, answers to questions, or any other part of a report. Any copying of these types will be considered as a form of academic dishonesty. Allowing copying is just as dishonest as doing the actual copying. Therefore, all individuals involved in such dishonesty will be considered equally guilty, so all will receive a zero for that lab grade. LAB GRADING APPEALS Lab reports will be graded by your lab TA. If you wish to appeal the grading of one of your lab reports, you must follow these procedures: (1) First discuss the grading of the report with your TA during one of their office hours within no more than one week after you have received your graded report at Canvas. If the problem cannot be resolved by this discussion, then follow the steps below: (2) If you think you deserve more points on a graded report, submit an appeal to Dr. Adams IN WRITING, and in pdf form. Explain carefully exactly why you deserve more points, and ask for as many points as you think your answer deserves. (3) I will discuss the report with your TA, and with the other lab TA's. What I demand of the TA's is relative uniformity in report grading (everyone should get the same treatment, as far as is possible). We make take no action, in which case I will write a reply to your appeal. Or we may recall those reports as graded by your TA for regrading.