Exam 1 Thursday September 19 6:30-8:30 PM Exam 2 Thursday October 17 6:30-8:30 PM Exam 3 Thursday November 14 6:30-8:30 PM FINAL EXAM Exam Period XXVII Friday,
12:30 PMUsually each in-semester exam will cover the material up through what was assigned for the Monday just before the exam. You are responsible for all the material in the assigned sections of the text or in the corresponding lectures, unless your instructor specifically excludes something.Note that the FINAL EXAM is near end of the College's final exam schedule and in the morning! We wish it were earlier, but this schedule is created by the Dean's Office, not the Math Department.
Please make your end of semester travel reservations early; 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 students' ID's. You should also bring several pencils with erasers. Graphing calculators will be usually be allowed (but NOT 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. Any changes of policy will be announced before the exam.
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. The seating assignments are also posted on the wall beside the 131 Bulletin Board (on the first floor hall of Cupples I) just before each test.
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. The multiple choice section of each exam is machine graded, and the scores for that part of the exam are usually posted by the end of the next day. The hand graded part is slower to grade, so the scores for the whole exam usually appear the following Monday or Tuesday. Click here to look up your exam scores.
There will be a short time after each exam when you can go into the Math Office (Cupples I, Room 100) and look at your graded test if you feel that there was some error--for example, in how you marked your answer card. Then the exams will be put out for you to pick up in a cabinet by the Math 131 bulletin board, on the first floor hall of Cupples I.
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, 314-935-6787), preferably in advance. Having one person approve excused absences for all sections of all the calculus courses helps to assure 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 Spring semester.
Note: These online files are maintained by Olin Library. Copies of some old exams are also available at the Reserve Desk on Level 2 of Olin Library. Any exams at the Reserve Desk older than Fall 1997 (when we began using the current textbook) may not be as useful as study aids.