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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:

In-class exams serve a different purpose from problem sets and homework. 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 problem sets test how well you can figure out difficult 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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Created: 29 Dec 1998
Last modified: 14 Dec 1999 08:18:36
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