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Participation Average 20%
1. quiz 1________ quiz 2________ quiz 3________ quiz 4________ From the main WebCt page, click on the "grades and tracking info" link. Click on "grades". Write down your quiz grades.
Cross out the lowest quiz grade, since the lowest quiz is dropped. Compute your quiz average______
2. Have you been checking for and reading any messages from Dr. Sarah at least twice a week? If the answer is no, then your participation grade goes down. Homework: Have you been turning in and receiving checks or checkpluses on assignments that are not graded numerically? If not, then your participation grade goes down.

• Based on the above, give yourself a participation average out of 100________ (recall that satisfactory baseline participation is 16/20 or 80%)
4 Major writing assignments 20% (From the main WebCt page, click on the "grades and tracking info" link. Click on "grades") If you see the assignment on the WebCT "grades", but don't see a number, that means that you have received a 0. If you don't see the assignment header, than I haven't posted that assignment yet The Ben2 draft 1 ______ detective draft 1 ______

• Based on the above, compute a writing assignment average out of 100________ Note that your grades can go up with revisions due on reading day.
Weekly lab projects average 20%
Write down all of your lab project grades from WebCT. (From the main WebCt page, click on the "grades and tracking info" link. Click on "grades") If you see the assignment on the WebCT "grades", but don't see a number, that means that you have received a 0. If you don't see the assignment header, than I haven't posted that assignment yet

Ben1/25 _____ condo/25_____ tax/25_____ mean/25_____ bungee/25_____ suspect/25_____ Wiles/25_____
Now cross out the lowest lab (just one!), and then take an average of the labs that remain. (ie add up the lab grades that remain, and then divide by the number of those labs that remain).
• lab average out of 25______________
• lab average percentage out of 100 (multiply the average out of 25 by 4) _____________
Major topic exams, presentations, and/or papers average 20%

• Test 1 Percentage out of 100________ Test 2 Percentage out of 100________ Test Average Percentage out of 100________
Final 20% We don't have this at the moment.
Your class average The listed parts of the course are all weighted equally (20% each) in the grading scheme. So, add up your participation average out of 100, your writing assignment average out of 100, your lab average out of 100, and your exam percentage out of 100 and divide by 4 to obtain your class average out of 100______.
As other grades become available, you can see how they factor into your class average.
Late Work Grading Scheme Work will not be accepted without explanation and must also be turned in on or before the due date. If there is some reason you must miss a class, then obtain the assignment from the web pages. One late allowed over the course of the semester - save this for computer or other emergencies and turn your lab or major writing assignment in within one week from the due date. (There are no lates allowed on other aspects of the course, but the lowest quiz and lab are dropped).
• If all of your work is turned in on time and you have received at least 50% credit for all work aside from assignments grades out of checkplus, where you are allowed 2 0s, then add +1/100 on to your course average to form your new course average __________ Otherwise, leave your course average alone.
Attendance Grading Scheme Department policy mandates that missing more than 8 official and/or unofficial credit hours of absences during the course (careful - each class is 1.5 credit hours and each lab is 2 credit hours!) will result in a grade of F. Save your absences for emergencies! If the university is open and you miss part or all of a class, then that counts as an absence. You will receive (-.5*credit hours of absences + 2)/100 added on to your final average.
• From the main WebCt page, click on the "grades and tracking info" link. Click on "grades".
• Write down the number of credit hours of absences that you have so far_____
• Calculate the number -(1/2)*(credit hours of absences) +2 _________
This will be positive if you have less than 4 credit hours of absences, and negative if you have more than 4 credit hours of absences.
• Take your new course average and add (this might be a negative number) -(1/2)*(credit hours of absences) +2 to it.
This is your class average at the moment out of 100_________
Time outside of class
• On average, how many hours per week are you spending outside of class on this course? ________
As a general rule of thumb for mathematics classes, on average, you can expect to spend about 2-3 hours outside of class per week reviewing material and class notes, 3-6 hours outside of class per week for homework assignments, and about 1 hour outside of class per week on checking the main web page and bulletin board. If you find that you are spending fewer hours than these guidelines suggest, you can probably improve your grade by studying more. If you are spending more hours than these guidelines sugges, you may be studying inefficiently; in that case, you should come see me.