Frequently Asked Questions and Expectations
- Q: Will there be extra credit questions on all the quizzes and tests?
A: There is no set amount of extra credit points on tests.
There are also many other opportunities to earn extra credits aside from quizzes and tests; see syllabus for details.
- Q: Are tests cumulative?
A: No. The last test will cover chapters not tested previously.
However, you are expected to retain major concepts from previous tests.
- Q: Will test scores be curved?
A: No. On some tests, I may give a make-up quiz after the test,
with questions taken from the test and points added to the test.
So review your test as soon as it is graded and posted to see where you made mistakes.
- Q: Will grades be rounded up?
A: No. Grades are calculated automatically based on how many points you have earned throughout the semester.
So, a score of 79.92 is less than 80, and will receive a letter grade of "C".
- Q: What are the consequences of copying answers from someone else during quizzes and tests?
A: Plagiarism and cheating violate school policy, see my syllabus.
In addition, blindly groping for answers from others can lead to STD (Serious Teaching Disorder), a detriment to learning.