All assignments are graded on a scale from 0 to 5. All assignments are due by the start of class (11:00am) on the day indicated on the syllabus. Assignments turned in after 11:00am are considered LATE.
Late homework will be accepted with a 50% penalty up to the day the assignments are handed back graded. After the assignments are handed back, late homework WILL NOT be accepted and will be assigned a grade of zero.
For research papers and book reports, one point (out of five) is deducted for each day after the due date. That's each 24-hour day, not each school day, so Saturdays and Sundays also cost you points.
KNW 2333 / CFB 3333
Attendance / Participation 5% Homework / Abstracts 15% (drop lowest one) Reading quizzes 10% Book report #1 10% Book report #2 10% 15-page paper 25% Final examination 25%
Physics 3333 and Honors KNW 2333 / CFB 3333
Attendance / Participation 5%% Homework / Abstracts 15% (drop lowest one) Reading quizzes 10% Book report #1 10% Book report #2 10% 15-page paper 20% Presentation 5% Final examination 25%
Participation PointsThese can be earned in any of several ways:
- Be the first to find a typo or dead link in the lecture notes (after we cover the topic) or other course pages (any time).
- Be the first to tell us about a relevant news item.
- Improve the course by contributing to the lecture discussion or by creating a web page.
- Submit a book review to amazon.com.
Extra CreditWe can not offer any extra credit for extra work to individual students. The offer must be made to the entire class or to no one. In particular, no extra credit is available after the final examination. Don't ask.
Incomplete GradesA grade of Incomplete (I) can only be assigned if
- the student has completed more than 50% of the coursework with a passing grade
- the reason is justifiable (medical excuse, military service, etc.) This is university policy, not ours.