There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class each Wednesday (see the course calendar for exact dates). This quiz will cover material from the homework and class lectures from the preceding week (the information covered by the WeBWorK and written homework assignments).
The questions on the quiz will be similar to the homework problems, but will not be identical to them. That is, they will not simply be the same problems you have already seen but with the numbers changed. You may be asked to combine ideas from class to solve a problem that you have never seen before. See the course philosophy for information about why this is the case.
Part of your responsibility as a student is to begin to organize the material for yourself. For example, you should be able to recognize which ideas are the most important, and should be able to summarize those. In this course, we will formalize that role by asking you to produce a "review sheet" for each quiz based on the material covered since the last quix. You will turn that in as part of your quiz and it will count 5 points toward your score. It should be a one (or sometimes two) page summary of the most important ideas covered on the quiz, organized in some meaningful way (depending on the centent).
As part of your preparation for a quiz or exam, you should be able to anticipate what the most important questions that could be asked will be. When you turn in your review sheets, you may also turn in up to two questions that you think will be asked on the quiz, and you will receive extra credit if you get that right. This doesn't mean you need to know the numbers used, but rather the topic covered. For example, in a single-variable differential calculus course, you might say that one question will ask you to find the critical points of a given function.
See the discussion of the grading policy for the percentage of your grade that will come from your quizzes, and for policy on missed and dropped quizzes.
If you have a learning disability for which you should receive extra time on quizzes, you must inform me of this by Monday of the second week of class (since the first quiz will be on the next Wednesday). You also should make arrangements with the office of the Dean of Students to inform me that they have the proper documentation for your condition on file.