This class covers a large amount of material!
It is essential that you don’t fall behind. There will be no time to “catch up later”.
- We will cover chapters 1 – 9 in the textbook.
- All classes except review days will have a lecture on new material.
- You should plan time to work on homework for this class DAILY!
- Homework will be assigned for each lecture (See schedule).
- These will be posted on Laulima.
- There will be several odd-numbered (and sometimes some even-numbered) exercises assigned for each section.
- These will not be turned in.
- You will be expected to know for exams
- The answers are provided in clickable boxes on the web version of the text.
- There will be a few even-numbered exercises assigned per section to be turned in.
- These will be turned in at the beginning of class on the due date and graded.
- The homeworks will be due generally one week from the assignment date.
- After each lecture you should do the related assigned problems.
- Do not put this off, you will be overwhelmed with work.
- You will not pass this class if you do not do this practice. I guarantee it!!
- If you have questions, make sure ask via email or at the beginning of class. Don’t wait because we must move so quickly!!
- You are encouraged to for study groups to work together on problem sets. However,
- Write up your own solutions.
- Remember: 60% of your grade is based on exams which you must take on your own!
- There will be three exams:
- Exam 1 after Chapters 1 & 2
- Exam 2 after Chapters 3 & 4
- Final after Chapters 5 – 9
- Exams are closed-book, closed-note. No calculators or other electronic devices are allowed.
- One 8 1/2 x 11, hand-written “cheatsheet” of notes is allowed for each exam. This must be turned in with your exam.
- The final will be cumulative, but weighted towards the last five chapters.
- The class before each exam will be a review.
- No makeup exams will be given. If you have a doctor’s note for a missed exam,your grading score percentage will be based on the total possible points for the rest.
Academic Honesty Policy
- Any student who cheats or plagiarizes on any exam will receive a 0 score, will be asked to withdraw, and will receive an “F” for the course.
- Group work on homework is acceptable, but each student must turn in their own version. If you turn in someone else’s work, it is cheating and you will receive a 0 score and be asked to withdraw.
- Be honest with yourself and with others.
- If you have concerns, please discuss them with your instructor. For more information, please refer to “Student Conduct Code,” Kapi‘olani Community College General Catalog.
Attendance and Absences
- Attendance in class is expected and will be taken each class after the first week.
- You are allowed to miss 1 class during the semester without penalty or excuse.
- Any further unexcused (no Dr. note, etc.) absences will result in a 10 point deduction up to 100 points maximum.
- Students are responsible for all missed work, regardless of the reason for absence. It is the absentee’s responsibility to get all missing notes or materials.
There are 1,000 points total:
- Attendance: 100 points – 10%
- Each absence (except for 1) takes off 10 points, -100 points max.
- Homeworks: 300 points – 30%.
- 12 at 25 points each.
- Midterms: 300 points – 30%
- Two at 150 points each.
- Final Exam: 300 points – 30%
There will be some extra credit points available.
- 10 points for putting your picture in your Laulima profile
- 5 point “bug bounty” for each error found in the textbook.
- Proof of completion of the CES end of semester survey will let you make 1 problem of your choice on the final exam extra credit.
- There may be some bonus problems on other exams.
Letter Grade Distribution:
The grading scale is shifted from the usual to reflect the difficulty of the material.
- More than 87.5% = A
- 75.1% – 87.5% = B
- 62.6% – 75% = C
- 50.1% – 62.5% = D
- 50% or less = F
You must get a C in this course to move on to ICS 241 at KCC
You must get a B in this course for it to transfer to the UH Manoa ICS program.