Type Description Due Date Weight
Assignment Best 4 (out of 5) hand-in assignments. On-going 10%
Quiz Best 3 (out of 4) in-class quizzes. On-going 30%
Term Test 2018-11-01 20%
Final Exam TBA TBA 40%
Assessment and Deadlines
More Details for Assessment and Deadlines
Problem sets will be posted on the course website every week, and will cover the recent material discussed in lectures. You are
expected to work on the questions assigned, and if you cannot solve a problem, you should ask your TA and/or the instructor for
help. You will submit Problem Sets B,D,E,G and I to your TA for grading. The other problem sets will NOT be submitted for
grading, but you will be tested on the material they cover on a quiz, test or exam (see the course schedule below).
You are encouraged to work with your fellow students while working on questions from the problem sets. However, the writing of
your assignment must be done without any assistance whatsoever. Your problem set mark will be determined by taking the
average of the best four problem sets.
Note: If a problem set is to be submitted for grading, submit one copy of your work to your TA at the beginning of the tutorial
on the week it is due, and in the tutorial you are registered in.
Quizzes and Term Test
There will be four quizzes and one term test. See the course schedule below for dates, times, location and material for each
quiz/term test. More details about the term test and the quizzes will be given later. You must bring your student card to the term
test and to each quiz. Your quiz mark will be determined by taking the average of the best three quizzes.
Note: There are no makeup quizzes! If you miss one quiz due to illness, you DO NOT need to submit a medical note, since only
the best three quizzes will count. If you miss more than one quiz, you will have to provide proper documentation to the course
coordinator (Marina Tvalavadze) and your marking scheme will be adjusted (see the section Missing a Quiz below).
Penalties for Lateness
Missing a Problem Set
Late Problem Sets will not be accepted for marking.
Procedures and Rules
Missed Term Work
Missing a Quiz
There are no makeup quizzes! If you miss one quiz due to illness, you do not need to submit a medical note, since only the best
three quizzes will count. If you miss more than one quiz, you will have to provide proper documentation to the course coordinator
(Marina Tvalavadze) and the weight of the quiz (quizzes) will be shifted towards the final exam.
Missing the Term Test
If you cannot show up for the test because of illness or any other special reason, you should declare your absence on ROSI and
submit your documentation to the course coordinator (Marina Tvalavadze) no later than one week after the day of the test (for
medical notes, you must use the Official Verification of Student Illness or Injury form, which can be downloaded from the
There will be no make-up tests. If valid documentation is provided, the weight of the test will be shifted towards the final exam.