Homework is counted as either handed in (at least 50% of the problems are honestly attempted) or not handed in.
Spot quizzes are unannounced and closed book. They are based on the reading for the lecture/lab of the day and are easy if you have read the material.
Tests and the final are open note but not open book.
Disputes about the quality of grading on the tests will only be entertained if they are submitted in writing, explaining why you think you are entitled to more points. If we accept your request, we will regrade the entire test. This implies that your score may go up or down. You have been warned.
See the separate web page for laboratory requirements.
There are no make-up homework, labs, quizzes or tests.
The lowest homework, quiz and lab report score are dropped. All test scores and the final exam count. Final course grades are ``curved.'' Effort is rewarded and will be considered when final letter grades are determined.