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Exam date: Thursday September 18, 6-9 PM. SLH F
If people did not do an exam, they can opt to write a make-up exam. There
will be only one such exam, so all people interested in doing so must write
at the above time. Note that the
University's deadline is September 19, so this is as late as I can make it.
If you have already received a mark in
the course (ie your 'cushion' grade), and writing the exam improves it, then I
will go back and change your grade.
If you plan to write the exam, please send
me an e-mail saying so.
The material for the makeup will be the same as that for the exam I actually
held. You can consult the rest of the webpage for information about what
that material was. Note also that I expect anyone writing the exam to be
ready BEFORE the start of classes. Given the number of things going on at
the beginning of term, there is no chance of being ready if you aren't
already ready by then. If you aren't ready by the time I give the makeup,
then you will simply have to live with the cushion grade.
If you have not yet received a mark in the course, then I will
be reporting a mark for you as of September 19, whether you write the makeup
exam or not (this applies to only a few people).
- Grades were posted outside my office as of June 13. If you want
me to e-mail you your grade, you will have to send me a request
- We had classes on Wednesday May 14, Friday May 16, and Friday May 23.
and a review session on Thursday May 29 from 8:30-10:30.
- The exam was held on June 3, as in the University's exam schedule.
- Recognizing that it was hard being ready for the exam after
an 8 week hiatus, I computed a "cushion" grade for everyone,
based on their class work. It was not intended as a way out of doing
the final exam (which included material not tested so far in class).
Rather it was insurance that, if the strike caused you to bomb the
exam, you don't lose all the work you've already done. The cushion
grade is one full letter grade lower than your class grade.
For example, if your class work and midterm are worth a B+, then
regardless of your performance on the final exam (or even whether
you write it), you would receive at least a C+ in the course.
- Quiz 2 was cancelled. The other components of the class grade were
worth more as a result. In other words, your final grade was either
the cushion grade, or was 50% final exam and 50% class grade, whichever
is better. The cushion grade was 10% less than the class grade. The
class grade was 5/9 the midterm, 1/9 quiz 1, and 3/9 the homework.
- I had said in class that I would not submit grades for people who had
deferred standing. Unfortunately, it appears that the registrar's
is unable to supply a complete list of the people who have such
standing, at least in the near future. Therefore, with the exception
of people with failing cushion grades, or people who have actually
given me a deferral form, I will be giving everyone a grade. For those
of you who did not do an
exam, this will be the cushion grade. As indicated above, if you do
a make-up in September, and this improves your grade, I will
go back and officially change your grade.
- Assignment 5, together with solutions to Assignments 5
and 6 are available outside my office.
- On the answers to assignment 6, what I have labelled as the answer
to 3.1 number 6 is really the answer to 3.1 number 5. The answer to
3.1 number 6 is located on the
- On the midterm solution sheet: I made an error copying down my solution
to problem 3. The final answer is correct, but the argument
should read that