Midterm and final
The midterm exam will take place Monday and Wednesday, May 6 & 8. On Monday, you will take the test as you normally would. On Wednesday, you have the option of re-taking the test in a small group, where group members can discuss your answers before turning in one exam for the group (still closed book, though).
The individual portion of the exam (Monday’s test) will be worth 75% of your total grade for the test, and the group portion 25%. If you prefer, you can take the test again on Wednesday by yourself, or choose not take it again and settle for whatever grade you end up with from Monday’s test (but I won’t have them graded …). The group score can only improve your grade—if it doesn’t, I won’t use it. The point of this exercise is to, hopefully, turn the test into a learning exercise as well as an evaluation tool.
The final is scheduled for Monday, June 10th. The schedule is for 1 to 3:00 pm. With the class’ consent, we will begin at noon, and split the time to allow for both an individual and group exam. We’ll discuss this more as the term winds down.
100 points possible per exam, 200 total