Exams (55%). You will have four exams. Test 1, Test 3 and Test 4 will be exams completed in Vista from your personal computer. Test 2 will be a proctored exam.
3 Exams in Vista: 30% 1 Proctored Exam: 25%
The proctored exam must be taken at a testing center. The exams in Vista can be taken from any computer with internet access.
You may NOT use your notes, textbook or seek help on the proctored exam. Al- though you will be permitted to use notes on the other exams, you are NOT to work with anyone on that exam.
See the Vista calendar for dates of the exams.
Homework (5%). There will be four home- work grades, each comprised of sections of MyMathLab homework pertaining to the corresponding test material. You may
complete the HW using any computer with the needed MML plug-ins. The sections for each HW assignment are outlined below:
HW1—The average of your top FOUR grades of MML Homework from the Fac- toring & Exponents review, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 7.1 & 7.2, and 7.3. (Due by Feb. 5th) HW2— The average of your top FOUR grades of MML Homework from sections 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, 10.1, and 10.2 (Due by Feb. 29th) HW3— The average of your top FOUR MML Homework grades from sections 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 11.1 (Due by April 1st) HW4—The average of your top FOUR MML Homework grades from sections 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, and 9.2. (Due by April 25th)
Quizzes (10%). There will be approxi- mately 10 quizzes given during the semes- ter. You may take the quizzes from any computer with internet access. You will
have 2 attempts to complete each quiz. I recommend you NOT use notes for your first attempt so you can ascertain your understanding. Then, use your notes or seek assistance to solve the ones you missed for your 2nd attempt. Only the highest of the two scores will be counted. Your lowest 2 quiz grades will be dropped.
Final Exam (30%). The final exam will be a cumulative exam with 40 multiple choice questions. You must take the final exam on Clarkston Campus with me—NOT at a Testing Center. The Final Exam will be given on Thursday, May 1st at 5:45 p.m. and Friday, May 2nd at 10 a.m.
COMPASS Exit Test (required to pass MATH 98). Some of you will be required to take the COMPASS to pass the course. The Exit Test is given 1-3 days after the Final Exam. You will be notified with details on how to make your appoint- ment online. You must take the Exit Test at the Clarkston Campus Testing Center.
Testing Center Information
Test 2 must be taken at a GPC Testing Center, or a testing center of an accredited col- lege near you. (There is no charge for GPC Testing Centers. There may be a charge to take a test at schools outside of GPC.)
I will send you an email approximately one week before each exam instructing you to contact the GPC Testing Center of your choice to make an appointment for your exam.
Information and the hours of the GPC Testing Centers can be found at the following website: http://www.gpc.edu/~gpctest/distance_learning. (Note: The Testing Center at Lawrenceville Cam- pus is now part of Georgia Gwinnett College, not GPC. You will be charged $50 to take a test there.)
Remember - your final exam must be taken on Clarkston Campus with me (i.e., NOT at a testing center).
Midpoint & Learning Support Attempts
The midpoint of the semester is March 11, 2008. This is the last day that you can withdraw from the course with a W and NOT have the course count as a learning sup- port attempt. If you withdraw by March 11th, you will also be with- drawn from all collegiate-level classes you are taking.
If you withdraw after March 11th, you will receive a WF and this course
WILL count as one of your learning support attempts. However, you will not be withdrawn from your collegiate-level courses after March 11th.
You have 3 attempts or 12 se- mester hours (whichever comes first) to exit Learning Support Mathematics or you may be suspended from GPC and all University System of Georgia colleges for 3 years. All grades
earned in LS mathematics, except a W, count as an attempt.
For more information about LS poli- cies, please visit http://gpc.edu/ ~gpcls/policies.htm