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Grading Policy (Sep 23-2013)

HOMEWORKS ( For Home-works after chapter 3):

Homeworks will be assigned for each chapter. Each homework is graded out of 20 points. each homework will consists of four or more questions. You are required to attempt all of them.  But only one will be graded, chosen radomply by the TA. Everyone will graded on same chosen problem.  The solutions for each homework will be posted the week after it is due.  Serious Advise: Go over all the homework solutions provided.  They or something similar questions may appear in a quiz or exam.

All homeworks must be submitted on the due date. Homeworks will be accepted during the week without penalty. Homeworks may be submitted up to one week late, but you lose 5 points off the top if you are late

EXAMS AND QUIZZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED.

GRADING POLICY:

The final grade will be made up of three parts with the following weights:

i) Chapter Homeworks 40 %

ii) Quizzes 15%

iii) Exam I 5 %

iv) Exam II 15 %

v) Exam III 15%

LETTER GRADE:

The total grade will be out of 100. The policy for letter grades is presented below:

Only about 20% of the class will receive "A". The grade point median will be chosen to correspond to the boundary between "B" and "B-". Less than 40% is considered as failing. Typically a grade point average about 90% will earn an "A".

GENERAL REMINDER

I would like homeworks to be neat. They should be properly stapled. Each homework should have name, social security number and date clearly marked at the top right-hand corner. Remember, the grading level for any homework is set by the best student. Always sit down and think for a few minutes how the material should be presented so that the grader may not have to struggle with the exact meaning of the presentation. Remember, in real life we all have to learn to sell our ideas to our fellow beings to make a living. Of course, I assure you that I will be reasonable and rational at all times.

CHEATING IN HOMEWORKS OR EXAMINATIONS OR

QUIZZES WILL HAVE VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES