3. The make-up midterm: If you are unable to write the make-up midterm, you MUST
let us know within 48 hours of your return to campus. Submit appropriate
documentation covering your absences from BOTH the original and the make-up
4. The final exam: Speak to your college registrar as soon as possible to arrange to
write a deferred exam. You DO NOT need to notify us.
5. Up to two assignments: Do nothing. Two missed assignments mark will be
disregarded automatically at the end of the semester.
6. Three or more assignments: Submit documentation covering your absence from
all missed assignments.
You DO NOT need to notify us or submit documentation for this policy to apply. It happens
automatically at the end of the semester .
Please note that you if you miss more than the allotted number of clicker quizzes or
assignments, you must provide us with documentation for ALL of the missed work.
You must prove to us that you have missed additional work besides the allowed two
tutorials, four lectures, or two assignments for valid reasons (medical, etc.).
note,letterfromyourregistrar,etc.). Absences for religious observances are permitted, but
three weeks’ advance notice is usually required.
In this course, assignments will be completed online using the Mastering Astronomy web
site. Full instructions on how to purchase an access code and register for the system can
be found on the Quercus site for this course, in the 'Mastering Astronomy Assignments'
section. For this course, we use a special version of Mastering Astronomy available
to you only through the UofT Bookstore at a discounted price.
New assignments will be posted on Mondays, and will be due the following Monday at 9:00
a.m. Eastern Time. It is your responsibility to monitor the Mastering Astronomy web
site and ensure that you complete all of the assignments by their posted due dates.
Due dates for all assignments are noted on the Term Schedule.
Although you are free to discuss the assignments with each other in general terms, any
evidence of copying or other forms of academic dishonesty will be treated very seriously.
If we find that you have cheated on even one assignment, the penalty might include losing
all of the assignment marks for the entire semester.