Policies

Policies

Textbook:

The official textbook is Stewart Calculus: Early transcendentals (9th edition).

Evaluation and Grading:

There will be two midterms and one final exam. Homework will be in the form of WeBWorK.

The weights of each component contributing to your final course grade will be as follows:

Recitation WeBWorK Midterms Final Total
10% 15% 20% each 35% 100%

Recitations:

Signups will open the second week of class (details in lecture).

You will be responsible for signing up for one of the given recitation times. You will work in groups to complete a worksheet on recently covered material. Your grade will be participation based. We will drop the four lowest recitations, but there are no make-up recitations.

Homework:

Homework will be in the form of WeBWorK. You can log in via the link at the top of the course in blackboard. We will not drop any WeBWorKs, and the median score is usually around 98%, so make sure you don’t miss it, and get help if you’re stuck on any problems. Webwork will be due on Monday evenings at midnight.

Problem set 00 is just a warm-up and is neither required nor graded, but please feel free to do it if you are feeling rusty on the WeBWorK format.

Exams:

There will be two common midterm exams and a final. The dates for these exams are as follows:

  • Midterm 1: Thursday, Feb. 17 8-9:15am, location TBD.

  • Midterm 2: Tuesday, Mar. 29 8-9:15am, location TBD.

  • Final: TBD.

The Final will have a part A and part B. The final Part A will replace one of your midterms if that improves your grade. Note that only one, not both, of your midterm scores can be replaced in this way. Because of this policy, there are no make-up exams, except in exceptional circumstances, which will require documentation.

Practice exams and past exams can be found here

Academic Integrity Statement:

You are responsible for knowing and abiding by the University of Rochester’s academic integrity code. For a complete listing, visit the College’s academic honesty web site. Any violation of academic integrity will be pursued according to the specified procedures.

Webwork: you are welcome and encouraged to collaborate with other students on webwork. Each of you will have slightly different versions of the same problems, though, and all work you submit must be your own. You are allowed to use calculators or other software (e.g. Wolfram Alpha) on webwork, but be aware that you will not be allowed these resources on exams.

Math Dept policy on unauthorized online resources: Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources (e.g. chegg or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). Depending on the circumstances, this may apply even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.

Disability Resources:

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. In the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources at: disability@rochester.edu; (585)275-9049; 1-154 Dewey Hall.

Please reach out to your instructor early in the term to discuss how best to acommodate your needs.