I just finished grading the second quiz. As you know, the quiz is worth 3% of your final course grade. 23 students took the quiz. The grade distribution is as follows:
3% = 5 students. In other words, these students got full credit. They answered each question correctly or thoroughly, as the case may be.
2.5% = 8 students
2% = 4 students
1.5% = 5 students
1% = 1 student
As I mentioned in class, the easiest way to track your progress in the class is to keep a running (and growing) tally throughout the semester. The quiz included two true or false questions (each worth 0.5% of the final course grade), one fill in the blank question (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), one short answer (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), and one essay question (worth 1% of the final course grade). If you are in the class, but didn’t take the quiz (for whatever reason), you will receive a zero. To allow any kind of make-up quiz would be inherently unfair to the 23 students who took the (unannounced) quiz.
The mid-term exam will be worth 20% of the final course grade. The type of questions will be similar to the first two quizzes. In fact, I spent four hours earlier today putting together the mid-term exam. As of now, the mid-term has eleven true or false questions (each worth 0.5% of the final course grade), three fill in the blank questions (worth 0.5% of the final course grade), two short answer questions (each worth 1.5% of the final course grade), and four essay questions (each worth between 2% and 3% of the final course grade). You will have 150 minutes to complete the mid-term exam, although the vast majority of you will finish a lot sooner.