There are five "one-hour" exams. (Actually, they last just for the 50-minute lecture period.) Typically, there are four or five major questions, each can have subparts. One question is usually (arguably) "easy"; one or two questions might be similar to homework problems or at least to the character of homework problems as represented by questions at the end of chapters. Finally, one question is designed to probe the level at which you understand the concepts and significance of what has been assigned. "Assigned" means material from the text and material from the lectures, unless specifically stated as not being part of your responsibilities.
Exams are carefully timed. They end as scheduled. There is a guaranteed penalty for handing exams in after time has expired!
There are no make-up exams...except for a single opportunity in conjunction with EXAM V during the "final" exam slot. This Exam can alternatively be used, risk free, to replace the lowest score on any one of Exams I-IV.
The exam schedule is as follows (and is also on
"Blackboard" under "Calendar").
"Replacement Exam V" will be during the Final Exam
period as scheduled by the University administration.
|EXAM I||Feb 8|
|EXAM II||Mar 2|
|EXAM III||Apr 6|