Exam Policies and Procedures
Exam 1 Thursday February 12
6:30-8:30 PM Exam 2 Tuesday March 23
6:30-8:30 PM Exam 3 Thursday April 15
FINAL EXAM - Period IV
Thursday May 6
Please make your end-of-semester travel reservations with the final exam in mind; a conflicting travel reservation is not a valid excuse for missing the final. If your parents are making your travel reservations, be sure they know your exam schedule before they do it.
You should always bring your Washington University Photo ID Card to exams; proctors will check student ID's. You should also bring several pencils with erasers. You will be informed before each exam whether or not you may use a graphing calculator. Even if calculators are allowed, you may not use any model which contains a Computer Algebra System (CAS)--for example, the TI-89, TI-92, HP-48 and HP-49. Use of a calculator with a built-in CAS during an exam will be viewed as an academic integrity violation. Be sure your calculator has fresh batteries.
You may bring a 3x5 notecard with notes. Do not bring any "scratch paper." There should be sufficient space for your work on the exam booklet.
Just before each exam you can look up your exam room assignment on the web. The room probably will not be your regular classroom, and it may change for each exam, so check it each time.
You will be allowed to enter the exam room a few minutes before the starting time to locate your seat and personalized exam booklet. The booklet will have your name printed on it in large letters.
Exam scores are posted on the web when the grading is finished. Click here to look up your exam scores.
Legitimate excuses for missing an exam (such as verified illness or serious family emergencies) in all calculus courses must be approved by Professor Jack Shapiro (Cupples I, 107B, 935-6787, email@example.com), preferably in advance. Having one person approve excused absences for all sections of all the calculus courses helps to insure that all students receive uniform treatment. Unexcused absences from any exam receive a score of "0".
If you receive an excused absence from Professor Shapiro for one of the in-semester exams, you will not take a make-up exam. Instead, a statistical formula called "multiple regression" will be used at the end of the semester to estimate your missing score based on your performance on the other three exams. (The formula is complicated, but it takes into account the average class score on each exam and how far above or below the average you were on each exam you did take. Therefore, you're not penalized if the exam you missed was one on which other students had high scores.)
Students who miss the final with an excuse from Professor Shapiro will need to take a make-up final at another time, probably early in the following semester.
The math department maintains online files of old exams. Exams from Math 128 are available on-line. You should certainly look at these exams for extra practice.
However you shouldn't regard them as a really good guide to what our exams will be like. This course has a slightly different emphasis and a different instructor.