## Grading

### POINT SUMMARY

Quizzes (3) | 100 points each | 300 points |

Homework (8) | 20 points each | 160 points |

Lecture Quizzes (Best 22) | 5 points each | 110 points |

Projects (2) | 50 points each | 100 points |

Final | 200 points | 200 points |

Total | 870 points |

There may be opportunities to add extra credit points.

### REGRADE REQUESTS

If there are any problems with the grading of assignments or quizzes, students should submit the paper along with a written statement describing the points in question. Papers submitted more than 2 weeks after grading is finished will not be considered.

### GRADING POLICIES

The typical grade distribution for this class is 10-20% A's,
30-40%
B's, 30-40% C's, and 10-20% D's and F's. The final grade will
be
based on accumulated points. We do not follow strict numerical
divisions (such as 92-100 = A) in converting numbers to letter grades.
In borderline cases, performance on the quizzes and final will be the
most critical factor. When the final grades are calculated,
consideration will be given to cases in which a single grade is
significantly lower than the others.

One of the skills we try to teach in this course is the ability to
check your answers. As a result, in class, we often will not tell you
if an answer is correct, but ask how you checked it. In addition, you
can lose extra points for propagating an error through a problem, or
for obtaining results that are clearly wrong.

Late homework will generally not be
accepted since we post solutions
shortly after they are due. Points will be subtracted if, in a rare
circumstance, the homework
has to be returned past the deadline.

### COLLABORATION

Except where noted below, you are encouraged to work with
other
students on take-home assignments (homework, design problems, and
take-home portions of quizzes). You can get help from anyone you wish
and use any source materials you can find. It is essential that
engineers learn to work effectively with their colleagues and not try
to do everything themselves. It is recommended that the groups be kept
small (2-4 students) to maximize your learning. Simple copying of
other's work without an honest effort to learn does not qualify as
collaboration. However, since it can be difficult for us to distinguish
when this occurs, we do not intend to police this situation. Remember
that it is only by doing problems that you really learn the material.
If you don't learn the material, it will show on your quiz and final
grades.

For assignments due at the beginning of class, we will usually discuss
the solutions during the class. Students who have seen the solutions to
an assignment are not allowed to discuss the assignment with students
who have to turn in the assignment later.

Absolutely no collaboration is allowed during in-class quizzes and
final exam

### SOLUTIONS AND RETURN OF GRADED MATERIALS

Solutions to all quizzes and homework will be posted on the
LMS course homepage.

After grading, your design problems, homework and quizzes will be
returned in class. Class preparation assignments will also be returned
in class.

### STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP

The relationship between student and teacher, like the
relationship between any professional colleagues, is built on trust.

### ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

We follow Rensselaer general Academic Policies and Procedures and Student Handbook. Attendance at all lectures and lab sessions is required. A student who has to miss part or all of a session should submit a confirmation of the absence from the Student Experience office either prior to class or upon returning to class. Students are responsible for all missed content and work.