You will use your Turning Point transmitter to answer
Multiple Choice questions during the lecture period.  Some
questions will just be for practice, or used to measure the
initial class knowledge of a topic; those questions will
have time limits of 30-45 seconds.  Other answers will be
graded; those questions will have time limits of 60 seconds.
You may always discuss the question with the students seated
nearby, but the answer that you enter should always be your
own.  Correct answers will receive 3 points and incorrect
answers will receive 2 points; so there is a very small
penalty for an incorrect answer.  You will need a small hand
calculator to answer some quiz questions; please bring one
to each lecture.

                       START DATE

  For the first two lectures, all Turning Point questions
will be considered practice questions, as you learn to use
your Turning Point transmitters.  Beginning TUE Jan 21, at
least some Turning Point questions will be graded.  Even if
your TP clicker or software works during class, your grades
will not be passed to my online gradebook unless you have
properly registered it at student.turningtechnologies.com.
The instructions for registering your Turning Point clicker
or software are available at our Turning Point Registration


  There are expected to be about 145 graded Turning Point
questions over the course of the semester, so about 435 TP
points will be possible.  However, 390 TP points (or about
90% of all possible TP points should there be more or less
than 145 questions) are all that are required to receive
an overall Turning Point grade of 100%; i.e. your Turning
Point percentage is your total TP points divided by 390
with a maximum of 100%.  Your Turning Point percentage for
the semester will count 10% of your overall class grade.  

             AMENDMENT FOR SPRING 2020
IN SPRING 2020, 90% of all possible points are required for
the on-campus part of our class; however, for the remote
part of our class (beginning with class 15), only 80% of
all possible points are required.  Thanks, GBA.

                   CLICKER MALFUNCTION

  Since you only have to get 90% of all possible TP points
in order to receive a Turning Point grade of 100%, there
are no make ups for missed Turning Point questions for any
reason.  EXCEPTION: ONCE (and only once) during the
semester, you may report to me by email that you were
present in lecture but that you did not receive the proper
amount of TP points (perhaps you forgot your clicker or
forgot to check the batteries).  Just tell me in the email
how many Turning Point questions you would have answered
(the actual number of questions is required, you may not
simply write that "I answered all the questions") and
how many of those you would have gotten correct.  You may
only do this ONCE, and I must receive your email
within two school days of the relevant lecture.


NO OTHER. Use of another student's transmitter is a case of 
academic dishonesty, just exactly like cheating on a test. 
Any and all students involved in any such incidents will 
automatically receive an E for the course, and may be 
referred to the Dean for further sanctions.