101 Lab Policies SCHEDULES AND PROCEDURES As can be seen in your Lab Schedule, there are eleven labs scheduled for the semester; five of the labs have a synchronous Zoom meeting, and six of the labs are by pre-recorded video. You must turn in ten labs. If you turn in all eleven labs, then the lowest of your eleven lab scores will be dropped. For the synchronous labs, make-up sessions are not possible. <== What to do if You must attend only the lab session for which you are you must miss a registered. EXCEPTION: ONCE (and only once) during the synchronous lab 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 must be submitted in pdf form at Canvas. Each lab report must be submitted before the beginning of your next scheduled lab time (whether there is a synchronous lab meeting that week or not); this is usually one week after the start of the lab meeting for which you wish to make a submission, but the official due dates are always the ones you will find at Canvas. For the synchronous labs, attendance is required; if you have no record of attending the Zoom meeting, then your submission for that lab will not be graded. Your pdf submission must include all data pages, all pages with answered questions, and all pages with graphs. 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 synchronous lab meeting. 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 Labs submitted after the deadline (and thus marked as late by Canvas) will not be graded. Be sure to submit your work well before the deadline. WEIGHTING The average of your ten best lab scores will be your lab average. Your lab average will count as 25% of your overall class grade. 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.