Class Methodology (and Expectations)
Class activities include lecture (including discussion and
question answering), group activities and projects, group work on homework,
individual work, and individual consultation with the instructor.
Some specific expectations follow.
I expect you to take the tests as scheduled.
If you need to miss an test, you must make arrangements in advance.
For policies concerning the final exam, please refer to the CVGS Student
Handbook. Many test and final exam
questions will be quite similar to homework questions and/or examples from
class; however, you will also be asked a few questions based on your
understanding of the concepts.
expect you to learn the material thoroughly. Through the lectures, activities, and individual
meetings, I will try to facilitate your learning, but ultimately, you must actively
take responsibility for your learning.
I encourage you to work with the other members of the class to learn
expect you to participate in each class meeting. During the lecture portion, be attentive, ask questions,
and provide answers to questions posed by your classmates and myself.
Work cooperatively with your classmates during the independent
expect you to work diligently on each homework assignment.
Working on these problems is the most important part of the course.
expect you to carefully read the textbook. During lecture, I will address major ideas and some
examples, but there will be topics and examples you should learn from the
textbook. You will often have
to creatively solve problems based on your knowledge of the concepts.