Each lecture will have an in-class work and discussion component,
usually centered around a worksheet. This work will be graded mostly
on completion rather than correctness, unless otherwise indicated.
If you are unable to attend, email me ahead of class to obtain a 24 hour
extension on this work.
Late participation work will not be accepted.
The weekly Homework will be posted by Thursday and due
the following Tuesday, after class (ie, you will have 5 days to complete it).
Two lowest homework grades will be
dropped from the final course grade.
For long term absences, when
further accomodation is warranted,
the weight of those HWs might be moved to the final exam, or
make-up work could be assigned.
Homework solutions should be handed in on paper, or uploaded via Canvas (in PDF format). If you experience technical problems, you can email the solutions to me instead.
Homework that is late (even by an hour) might not be accepted for credit, since solutions will be posted immediately after deadline.
Group discussion of Homework is encouraged, but the solutions you hand in must be your own work. This means you should not be looking at anybody else's notes or assignment while writing up your solutions. If asked questions, you may share your thinking with classmates, but not your completed work. Both copying from another student's completed work and sharing your completed work with another student will be considered academic misconduct.
|Tests and Final exam||
There will be five tests, administered during class time, each worth
each worth one 'exam unit'. The final exam will be worth three 'exam units' (each assigned the same grade).
Questions on these tests will be very similar to those on Homework.
Of these eight units, your best six will count toward your final grade. Tests and final exam will constitute 75% of the course grade, so each unit is worth 75/6 = 12.5%.
In other words, if your grade on the final exam is better than your two lowest test grades, those test grades will be dropped and the exam will be worth 37.5%. If your grade on the exam is better than just the lowest test grade, this lowest grade will be dropped and the exam will be worth 25%. Finally, if your grade on the exam is lower than all your test grades, all the tests will count and the exam will contribute just 12.5% to your course grade.
Tests will be held in class and cannot be taken online. Test dates: Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2. Depending on the length of the test, we will hold class in the remaining time. If you require extra time accomodations (through CfA), please try to start early rather than end late so you are not missing class.
If you miss a test (for a valid reason), you will have two choices of accomodations:
If you are sick on a final exam day, do not attend the exam. You must apply for deferred standing (an academic concession) through Science Advising no later than 48 hours after the missed final exam/assignment. Students who are granted deferred standing write the final exam/assignment at a later date. Learn more and find the application online: https://science.ubc.ca/students/advising/concession.
For additional information about academic concessions, see the UBC policy here: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,329,0,0.