Test and Exam Question Distribution:
There will be 3 types of questions on the test/exam:
1. Easy level questions - makes up 50% of all questions on test/exam
They test for knowledge of concepts presented in the course.
The solutions would be short, with minimal ingenuity needed.
2. Medium level questions - makes up 35% of all questions on test/exam
They test for problem solving techniques presented in the course.
The solutions would be longer, and may need some ingenuity.
3. Very hard questions - makes up 15% of all questions on test/exam
They test for the ability to use the tools presented in the course, and
solve a problem that may have not been presented in the course.
Firm knowledge of the concepts presented in the course, and some
ingenuity is needed to solve the problem, which may span multiple parts.
Example: Suppose the concept tested is limits using L’hopital’s Rule:
1. Easy level question: lim
2. Medium level question: lim
3. Very hard question: Given k≥0, compute L= lim
(1 + kx)1/x
(Answer depends on k:L= 1 for k≤1, L=kfor k > 1)
Tutorials and Weekly Quizzes:
Tutorials begin the 2nd week of class (week of Jan 14).
Tutorials are mandatory, and there will be weekly quizzes starting the
3rd week of class, held during the last 15 minutes of tutorial. You must
know your tutorial number and attend your registered tutorial on ACORN.
Going to the incorrect tutorial section will most likely result in a mark of 0.
There are a total of 10 quizzes in the semester.
2 of the 10 quiz marks will be dropped at the end of the semester.
8 of your highest quiz marks will be averaged into 20% for ﬁnal mark.
Any missed quiz, due to any reason, justiﬁable or not, will be graded as
0 (and will be one of the two grades that will get dropped).
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