Midterm Exam

Exam 1 will be available 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 29 through 10:00 PM Sunday October 4 on BlackboardGo to our class Blackboard page, on the blue navigation bar on the left, click Assignments, you will find Exam 1.

If you have any approved testing accomodations, please let me know ASAP and we will make arrangements. Given the time you have to complete the exam, I will not look favorably on excuses given on Sunday.

While the exam is out, I (or our TA) will not answer any questions related to 1.1-1.12 content at Office Hours, by email, or Slack. We can, of course, still discuss other things. If you have questions, please discuss them with me before 5 PM Tuesday Sept 29!

Exam Instructions ( Important, Please read)

This test will be available on Blackboard as a timed assignment. You will have 2 hours once you open the test on Blackboard. You will not need the whole time, I have given you some extra to accomodate the technical difficulties of taking an exam at home. Please pick a time to take it where you know you will have 2 hours. You may close the exam page and come back to it, but the timer will continue to run once the exam is first opened.

You must show all of your work (for calculation problems), either by typing your steps into the answer form, or you may upload (or as a last resort (please!), email me them before your time runs out), handwritten steps to the exam, solving your problems.

This is an open note, open book exam, but do not use the internet beyond our class website, or contact each otherGoogle won’t help you here. Everything you need should be in your notes, homeworks, or slides anyway!

I will automatically interpret substantially-similarly-written answers, obviously-googled answers, and messaging between students as cheating or plagiarism, respectively. Either will earn you a 0, and be reported. Answers should be in your own words, I will also deduct points for blatant copy-pastes off my slides (those are my words, not yours!).

There is a practice exam on Blackboard that I would like you to take, so you can see what the exam will look like, and to make sure you can access and complete it. Please try this before Sunday September 27 and email me if you ran into any issues. This is to help make sure this format works for everyone.

Concepts Study Guide

My Advice

Make sure you do all of the homework problems and learn from the answer keys to the homeworks, as well as the in-class practice problems. While some of the questions should be novel applications, conceptual questions on homeworks will get you in the right headspace to think about answering a question on an exam.