You can earn 4% extra credit for "class participation".
For this class, it simply means attending classes (i.e., lectures and discussion sections)
starting from the 4th week of classes.
Remote students (who are registered in section 29946D) get this extra credit for free.
Starting with the 4th week of classes, a roll sheet will be
available on the table in front of the class (i.e., lecture or discussion section).
Please sign in as soon as you get into class if you plan on staying for the rest of the class.
If you arrive way too late, you will receive no credit for the day.
If you cannot stay till the end of class, please do not sign the roll sheet and you will not receive
credit for the day.
If you do not arrive late and you stay till the end of class,
you will receive full credit for the class. If you arrive late, you forfeit half of the credit.
Please check the late box on the roll sheet.
If you have to leave before the end of class for any reason, you must come to the front of the class and remove your signature from the roll sheet
and you will not get credit for that class. It doesn't matter if you just want to go to the bathroom or make a quick phone call.
(Of course, if you want to risk that the TA will not ask everyone to sign out while you were out of the classroom because you know that you will be back right away,
you don't have to remove your signature and you need to make sure you return right away. But please understand that you would be doing this at your own risk.)
The previous option of sending me an email in case you have to leave because of a truly urgent situation has been changed to that
you must send me (not the TA) an e-mail and ask me to remove your signature before class ends. I will not accept such an e-mail as an valid excuse after class ends
(unless you have a documented proof of illness or documented proof of family emergency).
Clock is based the time on instructor's cell phone.
- Arriving way too late
means that you arrive 30 minutes beyond the official start of class time.
- Arriving late
(but not way too late)
means that you arrive 10 minutes beyond the official start of class time but not way too late.
Since class participation is extra credit, if you miss a class, you
will not get credit for that class (unless you send me a documented
proof of sickness or family emergency). If you miss one or two signatures in the entire
semester, it will most likely not affect your class letter grade. Therefore, you don't need
my approval to miss a class (unless you want credit for not attending that class).