The Second Chance Club
for Math 251 (Multivariable Calculus),
Sections 1-6 and 10-11, Fall 2009 (Rutgers University)
First Posted: Nov. 23, 2009.Updated: Dec. 12, 2009.
What are the privileges of membership in the Second Chance Club?
If you qualify for membership, then your course grade will be computed in
two ways. The first way is the usual way, adding up all the scores
of exam 1, exam 2, the Final, and the score from the TA.
The second way, just the Final grade, multiplied by 2.5 (to make it out
of 500 instead of out of 200). Whatever is higher, is your course grade,
determined according to the scale:
430-459: B+ ;
400-429: B ;
370-399: C+ ;
325-369: C ;
280-324: D ;
0-279: F . No Curve!.
What do you need to do in order to join the Second Chance Club?
In order to qualify, you must
Don't write me Email asking me questions whose answers are clearly stated in this page.
Be in good standing as far as homework. I will check with the TAs.
Go through each of the
review them carefully, do each of the "Problems from a Previous Final".
Then for each such problem, make up another one of a similar kind, and solve it.
Put it all in a folder.
In each of the covered sections of the book, pick two problems (from the EXCERCISES at the end of the section),
that have not been assigned as homework, but that are similar to those that have been assigned
(in other words not the very low-numbered, that are usually too easy, and not the very last ones,
thar are usually too hard) and do them.
Also put them in the same folder.
That folder should be handed-in no later than Dec. 14, 2009, 12:00noon (note extended deadline),
and placed on the shelf across from my office Hill 704,
with your name (and section) clearly marked.
Have perfect or almost perfect attendance. The total number of
absences allowed for the semester is three, and all of them have to be fully justified.
Amendment of Nov. 24, 2009: If you have x absences, with x > 3, then you
must do 2+(x-3) (instead of just two for people who were absent &le 3 times)
extra problems (not yet assigned as homework) from each section of the book
that was covered in this class.
Show up to the "optional" Marathon review on Dec. 14, 2009, 4:00-7:00pm at SEC 118.
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