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# Math 13 Exam Policy:

This course will have two in-class hour exams and a final exam. See the
course calendar for the exam dates.
You may find the following information about exams to be important:

- Exam questions will be substantially like those on the quizzes, and
will require you to do more than simply redo problems that we have done in
class or on homework with different numbers.

- You are responsible for knowing the precise definitions, statements of
theorems, and proofs that we cover in class, and you may be asked to
reproduce these on exams and quizzes.

- You are expected to know how to do all the homework problems that have
been assigned, even if we didn't go over them in class. If you have
questions about a homework problem, be sure to ask them before the exams.

- There will be no make-up or early exams without my prior approval. See
the grading policy for a breakdown of what each
exam will be worth.

In-class exams serve a different function from take-home quizzes. Since the
exams are for a short period of time, they test how quickly and accurately
you can do the problems and what information you have at your fingertips,
whereas take-home quizzes test how well you can figure out hard problems
over a longer period of time. You will feel rushed on an in-class exam,
and you may not be able to finish it all. If you do not know how to do a
particular problem, you will not have time to figure it out from first
principles. In-class exams are not about how much you can figure out, but
about how much you know how to do already. I will not ask you to develop
new techniques on an in-class exam, but I will expect you to be able to use
techniques, definitions and theorems we have already developed in class or
in the homework. If you do not know these, you are unlikely to be able to
complete the exam in time.

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