# OpenLab Assignment 8: Exam 3 Special One-Time Offer

The grades for Exam 3 have been posted on the “Grades” page (see the link in the menu bar above).  The exams will be returned to you on Tuesday, April 17th.

One-Time Only Special Offer (Due Tuesday, May 1st).  This optional assignment will allow you to earn back up to half of the points you missed on Exam #3.  The assignment should be completed on paper (handwritten or typed), and must be neat, complete, and stapled together for full credit.  The idea behind this assignment is for you to go back over your exam, figure out what you did wrong, and learn how to complete the problems correctly.

For each problem you missed, include the following items.  Leave a space in between problems (or put each problem on a separate page):

1. The problem number.
2. The number of points you missed on that problem.
3. One or more complete sentences describing specifically what you did wrong (Did you make a calculation error?  Did you make a mistake in a formula?  Did you simply not know the steps required to solve the problem?  Give me the details.)
4. A complete solution to the problem, showing all steps.

Some important things to know:

• If you need help figuring out what you did wrong, or how to do the problems correctly, a great resource is the Learning Center on the ground floor of the Atrium Building (AG-18).  They provide free tutoring during normal school hours.
• The assignment should be completed on paper (handwritten or typed), and must be neat, complete, and stapled together for full credit.
• When you hand in this assignment, you must include your original exam, stapled to the back of the assignment.
• For each problem, you will be awarded bonus points based on your work (up to the number of points you missed on that problem).  Half of the total bonus points awarded will be added to your exam score.

Example:  Suppose you scored 70 on the exam.  You complete the assignment (with one or two minor errors) and earn a total of 26 bonus points.  You will have half of those 26 points added to your exam score, giving you a new score of 70+13 = 83.

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### 3 Responses to OpenLab Assignment 8: Exam 3 Special One-Time Offer

1. Catherine says:

Hello Prof! I’m just wondering what’s exactly the highest bonus points we can get for doing this, are we getting the same bonus points, or it depends on what we got on the test. I mean does the score we got either low or high, has any effect on what we can get as a bonus point ?

• Jonas Reitz says:

Hi Catherine,

Here’s the deal: You can earn as many bonus points as the number of points you missed on the exam. However, only half of the bonus points will be added to your grade (see the “Example” at the end of the discussion above, let me know if it doesn’t make sense).
-Mr. Reitz

2. Oh I got it!