Math, Physics, and Computer Classes

James Scudder

Here is information that you as a student may find useful:

Attend class every day that you can. Work is never easier when being done as make-up.

Do your assignments and turn them in on time. Our normal homework routine is for you to be given an assignment to work on which you will be expected to turn in the next day. You should always turn in each assignment whether you were in attendance, absent, ISS, OSS or whatever. Each assignment gives you practice at some skill you will need on test day.

Don't wait until the night before a test to prepare. You should be mentally preparing for each test from the 1st assignment of the chapter. You will often be given a preview or sample version of the test far in advance of the test day. Make sure you are prepared to solve each type of problem on the sample test as well as any other types of problems we study.

Keep tabs on your own progress. Daily homework assignments are worth 10 points each. Make sure you do your best to get all 10 points every day. If in doubt about how you have performed on any particular homework assignment, just ask. Keep notes on what your test scores are. Each test is usually 100 points with quizzes worth 50 points. You can calculate your own grade knowing that homework is calculated for a homework average and tests are calculated for a test average. Those two averages are then combined with tests being worth 2/3 of your grade and homework being worth 1/3. There is a standard grading scale in your time tracker.

Bring everything you need to class instead of asking to go back to your locker to retrieve forgotten items.

Do as much of your assignments during class time as possible. Even though you think you have plenty of time to work on assignments before they are due, you can avoid conflicting demands on your time by getting homework done instead of letting it slide.