Grading

Grading:

Participation5%
Labs40%
Final Project25%
Exams30%

Participation is earned through participation in class, lab, or online discussions.

Labs will be graded for completeness and accuracy.  There are 8 lab assignments.  Each lab  counts for ~5% of your total course grade.  The labs are cumulative, each lab requires skills from the prior lab, missing a lab can have major consequences for your ability to succeed in the class.  Late labs will have 10% point reduction per week.

Exams exam consists of completing a statistical analysis using the R programming language.  The midterm from 2012 (the last time I taught this class) will be posted on prior to the exam.

Final Project is a major component of your overall grade.  The final project is a group project that  consists of 10 phases.  A full description of the phases and deadlines is posted on the class website under “Final Project”.

Attendance:

Attendance in all classes and labs is mandatory.  However, we will not take attendance.  If you miss a class it is your responsibility to get the lecture/lab notes from a classmate.

Expectations and Etiquette:

Respect everyone.  In my view, talking or messing with your phone class in class shows a lack of respect for me but more importantly the people sitting near you who are paying tuition to learn (about things other than your personal life).

Molly and I will do our best to make sure that the class operates smoothly but computers sometimes misbehave, please be patient.

Respect works both ways; I understand that this is a difficult class and that sometimes life is even less cooperative than computers.  If you have a personal emergency, I will do my best to help you through the class, however under no circumstances can you excel in this class without doing ALL of the work it requires.