Fall 2018 | Professor Kate Poirier

Category: Final Exam

Final Exam Checklist

See this post for more final exam information. You have all day Tuesday and all day Wednesday to complete your exam. Your final exam score = 2/3 written work + 1/3 interview.

  1. Read the Math Department Academic Integrity Policy
  2. Final exam interview signup: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17ynCPZOestSrI1XxM8zEF8c06l7D1ooGs9vp7DAtWJU/edit?usp=sharing
    • Sign up for an interview now.
    • One third of your final exam grade will be based on your interview.
    • Sign up for an available interview time ASAP.
    • You’re under no obligation to schedule your interview on the weekend; those time slots are available just in case anyone wants them.
    • If there are no time slots that work for you, send me an email and we’ll schedule your interview for a different time.
  3. Final exam WeBWorK access: http://mathww.citytech.cuny.edu/webwork2/Exams_-_MAT1575-MW
    • Your final exam will be available in WeBWorK starting late Monday night (really Tuesday at 12:00am) and will be open until Wednesday at 11:59pm. This is a different WeBWorK link from the one you used all semester. This one is just for final exams (and practice exams, which you should take before Monday).
    • Log in now if you haven’t already. You should have received an email from “WeBWorK Administrator” last week with your username and password. Even though it’s a brand new account, your username and password might be the same as they were for your other WeBWorK account, so you can try username: firstname.lastname and password: EMPLID.
    • Let me know before Monday if you have any trouble logging in.
  4. Written work file upload: https://www.dropbox.com/request/tac5JKlV7WgnULlYeZ5p
    • You will have 2 hours to complete the WeBWorK component and then 30 minutes to send me a your written work.
    • Don’t forget:
      • Check all antiderivatives by differentiating.
      • State the name of any convergence test you use.
    • Submit a single PDF of all your written work.
    • Don’t forget to include your student ID in the pictures of your hand-written work.
    • Use the link above; don’t use email.
  5. Interview meeting links will be sent to your email address.
    • Make sure you understand everything that you’re writing down and can explain it!
    • Practice explaining your work out loud before the interview.
    • Make sure you can answer questions like, “Why? How did you know to write that?”
      • “Because I saw a guy on YouTube do it,” is not an acceptable answer.
      • “Because that’s the rule,” is not an acceptable answer.

Final exam WeBWorK login + practice exams

Final exam WeBWorK login

Last Friday, you received an email from “WeBWorK Administrator” with your final exam login information. It was sent to the email address that’s on file in CUNYFirst.

This is not your usual WeBWorK account; it’s new and just for your exam. You must log in this week to ensure that you have access. Your final exam will be available next Tuesday (really Monday night) to Wednesday. If you try to log in then and cannot, you may not be able to take your final exam.

If you did receive this email, you can try out the following login information. Let me know ASAP if you can’t log in.

Practice Exams

Once you’ve logged in, you can start taking practice exams. You can take a new practice exam after 24 hours. I suggest you take a practice exam every day until your final exam window opens next Monday night.

  • You will earn one participation point for every practice exam you take in WeBWorK.
  • You will earn a second participation point if you also send me your written work as a single PDF within 30 minutes at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/jNTRWdCUUskjZt1wqNOw.
  • You will get a different link to submit your actual final exam.
  • The practice exams will not be graded.


Final exam information

As promised, your final exam will follow a structure similar to the one we’ve been using for term tests since our class moved online.

WeBWorK component

Your final exam will be given over WeBWorK; the 2-hour test will be open from 12:00am on Tuesday, May 19 until 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 20. If you take a version of the exam on Tuesday, you’ll be able to take another version of it 24 hours later on Wednesday.

The WeBWorK part of the exam will NOT be given in our usual WeBWorK account. You should have already received an email from “WeBWorK Administrator” with the new link that’s just for exams, along with your login information. You should log in now so you don’t have a last-minute emergency, and so you can start taking practice exams (one practice exam every 24 hours).

Written work

You will have 30 minutes after your 2-hour WeBWorK timer ends to submit your written work (I will give you the link). Late submissions will incur a penalty: 10 points off the final exam score for every 30 minutes late.

Oral interview

Your WeBWorK score will not count toward your final exam grade and will only be used to determine which of your two written submissions will be graded. Your exam score will be calculate as:

  • 2/3 written work + 1/3 oral interview.

A sign-up sheet for oral interviews will be posted soon. We’ll try to get them done as quickly as possible after the 20th.

Other details

I’ll share other exam details and create an exam checklist shortly. For now, please read the student memo linked below and let me know if you have any questions. CityTech Math Final Exams – Student Memo