Student Response System
Conceptual Quizzes. The conceptual quizzes will be given throughout the lecture. The format is that the question will be posted, the student will be given a minute or so to answer the multiple choice question. Two percent of the grade for Sect. 1 will depend on the number of satisfactory responses given during the semester. For example, if there are 100 such responses throughout the semester, and you submit 67 answers, then you will receive a grade of (67/100) = 0.67 of the maximum clicker credit available. Satisfactory means that you make a reasonable effort at anwering the questions. It does not mean that you have to have them all correct, but if it is clear you are simply pushing a button and not participating, you will not receive any points.
Policy on forgetting, misplacing, or losing transmitters! No allowances will be given to students who, for whatever reason, do not use their transmitter in class. It is your responsibility to bring the transmitter to every class and to have an extra battery. If you lose your transmitter, you should obtain a new one ASAP and report your new transmitter number to your professor. You will loose all credit in the meantime.
Policy on coming to class late and missing a quiz! For whatever reason, you will receive a grade of zero if you do not respond to any quiz.
Policy on excused absences: Single absences will not be accounted for. Should you have multiple missed classes that should be excused you should bring this to the attention of your instructor along with your excuse. A single missed clicker day cannot effect your grade by more than a tiny fraction of a percent ((1/23)*2% < .1 % for section 1), so it simply isn't worth keeping track of a single absence. Multiple misses can add up, so if you make a habit out of missing class it could affect your final score at the end of the Semester.
Policy on using someone else's transmitter. It will be considered an honor offense to use another student's transmitter in class. Any student who sees another student use two transmitters, for example, should challenge the student and report it as an honor offense.