HORT 202 is a separate course from HORT 201 and will have a separate 1 hour grade. Grades are determined as follows:
Weekly quiz grades = 50%
Lab report = 50%
A. Weekly Quizzes:
Weekly quizzes will be given. You will be allowed to drop a maximum of 2 quizzes, with your grade being determined from a minimum of 9 quizzes. Each quiz will be worth 10 points. 80% or 8 points of each quiz will be based on last week’s lab material. 20% or 2 points of each quiz will be based on the current week’s lab material. Therefore, you are required to read each week’s lab material BEFORE coming to class. (Some weeks we do multiple labs; see syllabus). Each quiz will be 10 minutes long and start 5 minutes after class time. If you arrive while a quiz is in progress, you may take the quiz but you must complete it by the standard completion time (i.e., you will not be given an extension). If you arrive after the quiz has been completed, you will receive a grade of 0 for that quiz. Any student departing from lab early will have his/her quiz invalidated (a grade of 0) and will be considered absent for that lab. Clarification: This policy dictates that there will be no make-up quizzes given whether the absence is excused or unexcused. This is why drop grades are provided.
B. Lab Report:
We will be conducting a series of experiments throughout the semester. Your lab report grade will be based on data collected and questions answered about each experiment. Data will be collected as a group and shared in class. If you are absent, you are responsible for obtaining missing data from the TA. However, answers to questions in your lab report must be your own and may not be shared. You are not allowed to work in groups to develop answers to the questions. Any duplicated/plagiarized answers that are found between lab reports will be considered academic misconduct. If it is determined that you worked with others in developing answers, this will be considered academic misconduct. A grade of 0 will be assigned to any lab report involved in duplicated or plagiarized answers, and a charge of academic misconduct will be entered into your permanent record. Lab reports will be due towards the end of the semester. Your lab TA will inform you of the exact date during the semester. For lab reports turned in after the due date, but before the semester ends, the final coarse grade will be reduced by one letter grade. If lab reports are turned in after the semester ends, but before the next semester starts, the final coarse grade will be reduced by two letter grades. If the lab reports are turned in after the next semester starts, the final coarse grade will be reduced by three letter grades.
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