Lecture will be
Lab will be
For lab section 6 (8:00am)
For lab sections 7 and 8 (9:05am and 10:10am)
Ask questions in class. If something isn't clear to you, it probably isn't clear to others either. Most questions arise because the instructor hasn't made a connection clear or has inadvertently left out an important point. Your question gives the instructor a chance to explain more clearly.
If you have difficulty with problems, ask for help from the instructor or TA. Don't wait until just before the exam (or worse just after) to ask for help. By then it may be too late.
There will be three midterm exams, the last one on the last day of class, and no final exam.
The material covered by the exams will stated in class and on the course home page.
You will permitted to bring one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper with formulas or other notes on both sides to the exam and use it to look up formulas.
You may not use calculators or other electronic devices during the exam.
University policy is that midterm and final exams can be made up for legitimate absences, such as verified illness, participation in other University-sponsored activities, jury duty, military service, religious observances. If you must miss an exam, make arrangements in advance. Talk to the instructor before or after class or during office hours to make arrangements. If you find you will miss an exam without having made arrangements, call the instructor (612-625-8511) or, if he is not in, call the department office (612-625-8046) and leave a message. Do this before the time of the exam.
University and department policy is that
I grades are
used only when there is a small amount of unfinished work that the
student can complete on his or her own before the end of the
following quarter, when there was a legitimate excuse why the work
could not be done on time, and when arrangements have been made
with the instructor as to when the work will be done.
grades are not given when there is a large amount of work undone
and the student would need to attend the class in the next quarter
to learn the material.
Homework assignments will be assigned in class and on the homework assignments web page. They are due in class on the day assigned. But they will be accepted without penalty until 3:00 pm on the day they are due or until the TA picks them up from the professor. After that they will be accepted up to two weeks late for 50% credit.
When handing in homework on time, give it to the instructor at the end of class. When handing in homework late, put in the mailbox of your TA, which is outside the School of Statistics office, which is Ford Hall 313.
Working together in groups on homework is permitted, even encouraged, but each student must do his or her own write-up of the solutions and fully understand them. Talking about problems with other people does help in learning, but just getting solutions doesn't.
They are there for your benefit. If you are having difficulty, please come see the teaching assistants or instructor or both during office hours to get help. If you cannot come to the regularly scheduled office hours, make arrangements after the lecture or lab to see us some other time. Or you can just phone and see if we are available.
Grades are based on the total number of points earned in the
course. Each of the midterms counts 25%, and all of the homework
together counts 25%. Nothing is
A word to the wise about homework. If you don't do any homework at all, you can't possibly get an A for the course and can't even get a B unless your exams are nearly perfect. No homework and a B average on the exams will give you a C for the course. If you expect to get a good grade despite not doing any homework, read this paragraph again. Similar though lesser problems arise if a large part of the homework is not done or handed in late.
There is a natural tendency to slack off after the second midterm, especially if you are doing well up to that point. Please, don't give in to it. About half the final exam covers material that is new since the second midterm. If you don't keep working hard the last few weeks, it can really hurt your grade. It seems to happen to several people every quarter. Don't let it happen to you.
In conjunction with University of Minnesota Disability Services we will ensure equal learning opportunities for disabled students. Talk to the instructor and Disability Services to make arrangements.