Friday, November 24, 2006


In order to be clear about grades and for all of you to have a sense of where you might stand as of post-bus-ride, I am reposting the part of the syllabus that refers to grades. If anyone is concerned about their grade, please meet with me before the end of the semester.

Class Participation

Projects will be evaluated based on their originality, as well as technical and conceptual qualities. All exercises must be completed in order to pass the course. Late assignments will reduce the assignment's grade.
Students will be measured by their ability to work, communicate and share knowledge. In-class presentations and overall student participation are an essential part of the process of understanding and integrating the material. Every effort will be made to help prepare students for formal presentations and to facilitate informal participation. Therefore participation is an important factor in assessing the student’s grade.

Attendance and Lateness Policy

Attendance Policy: There will be a sign-up sheet for each class meeting; it is the students’ responsibility to sign up to this list. More than two unexcused absences without the instructors’ permission (medical certificate might be requested) will decrease the overall grade by one unit for each additional missed class. Five absences will result in a failing grade for the course. If you are going to be absent, please inform us by email at least 24 hours in advance. ABOVE ALL: KEEP US INFORMED BY EMAIL. If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to contact another student who took notes on that day, and to make up any work in a timely fashion.

Lateness Policy: Three times arriving late will be considered as one unexcused absence. Being more than 10 minutes late will be counted as an absence. If you are late, it is your responsibility to let the teachers know when you come into class that you are here, and to make sure you have been marked as present..


Research, attendance and participation: 35%
Various short assignments: 30%
Final Project: 35%


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