
Lab Policy
 Up to twelve labs will be assigned this quarter. It is hoped that the
student will be selfmotivated and carefully complete all the assignments for
his/her own benefit. However, only the highest scoring 7 submissions will be
counted toward a (conventional) grade  see the grading
policy for details. It is OK to submit one solution for a group of students
of size two or three: just indicate the names of the team members in a comment
on blackboard so I will be sure not to miss it.

The grading scale will be 010 for each lab. The sum of all seven lab scores
will be multiplied by 3/7 to arrive at the contribution to the conventional
score due to labs. Thus, the maximum the labs can contribute to a conventional
score is 30 out of 100 points.

No solutions will be accepted after the
last day of class (just before finals commence). At most one lab
will be accepted during the last week of class. At most one lab will
be accepted during the week before the last week of class. At
most two labs will be accepted during the week before the week
before the last week of class.
Definition: A week begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.
Definition: The last week of class is the week that ends
IMMEDIATELY BEFORE finals week.
Definition: The last day of class is Friday of the last week of class.
Note: the last day of class IS NOT the last day that
finals are given  it occurs at least one week before the last
day that finals are given and is a Friday.

Of course, students may discuss lab assignments with each other, may
write solutions together, copy, or cheat in any way they can think of
(except on the exams or any other graded component of the course). However,
it is customary that any significant help from another student or book
should be acknowledged in a comment when you ask me to review what you have.

Two or three students submitting a solution will each receive the same
conventional score as if only one person submitted the solution. If the
submission is worth brownies (perhaps it is a difficult problem), though,
then the value of the solution, in brownies, is divided equally among
all members of the group.

 


