Professor Kate Poirier | D772 | Spring 2023

Author: Kate Poirier (Page 2 of 15)

OpenLab assignment: time machine

Comment due Monday, May 22

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Congratulations on making it to the end of the semester! Do you feel like a different person from who you were at the beginning of the semester??? You’re so much more knowledgeable and mature!

For this assignment, pretend you could get into a time machine and visit yourself from January. What do you know now that you wish you knew then? Write a letter to deliver to your past self explaining how this semester went for you and how you figured out what it takes to succeed in this class. Include any tips you have for your past self and anything you wish you had done differently semester this semester. How would you motivate your past self to work hard for their upcoming 17 weeks? What do you want your past self to know about where you are now?

Submit your letter as a comment on this post. Your letters may be used for future students of this class!

Final exam formula sheet

Due Monday, May 22

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Hopefully you have saved your formula sheets for the three term tests! For the final exam, you will be permitted to bring one formula sheet (one side of one letter-sized page, hand written by you). Prepare your formula sheet ahead of time to use when you take a practice exam. You may need to revise your formula sheet after you have practiced taking an exam with it.

Submit your final exam formula sheet as a post with title Final exam formulas and category Final exam formulas.

OpenLab assignment: practice exam

Due on the OpenLab Monday, May 22

The final exam has a total of eight questions; you will answer 5 of them. You must answer a question on Laplace transforms (Chapter 8). Then you will chose four of the remaining questions, which are based on material from Chapters 2, 3, 5, and 7.

This assignment has two parts. You will receive one participation point for each part.

Part 1

Make up your own final exam and submit the questions on the OpenLab. Title your post Practice Exam Questions and choose the category Practice Exam Questions.

Tip: Post your practice exam questions ASAP so your classmates can start using them.

Part 2

Give yourself one of your classmate’s practice exams in an exam-like setting (75 minutes, with only the use of a calculator and your cheat sheet). Post your full solutions, together with a short description of what questions you are confident in and which topics you will review more before the exam. Title your post Practice Exam Solutions and choose the category Practice Exam Solutions.

In your post, Include a link to your classmate’s post with the exam questions. If your classmate’s practice exam questions differed from your own expectations for the final exam, explain how you think the actual final exam will be different.

Tip: Take your classmate’s practice exam ASAP so that you have time afterward to review any topics that you need to review. You may wish to take more than one classmate’s practice exam.

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