Professor Kate Poirier | OL67 | Fall 2020

Category: Announcements(Page 2 of 11)

Thursday, December 10, 8:00 to 8:55am

This is a reminder that even though we don’t have an official class meeting tomorrow, we’ll hold an extra office hour session.

Also…

Next Tuesday, December 15, we’ll have our last official class meeting. No lecture will be planned and the session (beginning at 8am) will serve as a review session. Come prepared with your questions.

Your final exam will be available in WeBWorK next Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 and 17.

Tomorrow we will continue discussing the Laplace transform. If anyone wants a sneak peek, the notes are already in the usual Dropbox folder.

Step-by-step instructions

Summary: There are 6 steps below: (1) find your student ID card and a timer (2) sign up for an interview, (3) access your questions, (4) write out solutions, (5) scan your work, and (6) submit your work.

1. Grab your student ID card so it’s handy when you’re scanning your work. Set a timer for 2 hours and 30 minutes. This will count down to the time that your written work must be uploaded by.
• Email me if none of the available slots work for you. We’ll find something that does work.
3. Start your timer. Access your test questions in WeBWorK by selecting Take Test 3 test. This will probably appear near the bottom of the page.
• Clicking Take Test 3 test generates a test for you; if you prefer a PDF of your test, after clicking on Take Test 3 test, go back to the WeBWorK landing page and click on the checkbox next to Test 3 (test 1), then on Download PDF of TeX hardcopy of selected sets.
4. Write out your solutions to your questions on paper. Show all your work. Label your questions clearly. Include your name and EMPLID on each piece of paper.
• You will solve a differential equation for each question. Even if you know a shortcut for solving the equation, you must show where it comes from.
• Organize your work clearly. Suggestion: solve no more than one problem per page.
5. Scan your work to create a single PDF of all your written work. Include your student ID card in the scan; place it on the page but make sure itâ€™s not covering any of your work. Name your file lastnameMAT2680Test3.pdf.

Most of the information below appears in the original Test #1 post, but is copied here for convenience.

• Any work you submit must be your own. You may not consult anyone else (including classmates, other students, tutoring services) or any outside websites or apps (including Google, automated problem solvers) while you are taking the test.
• You may use your textbook, the course hub, and your own notes from the class.
• Remember that you will have to defend your work at the post-test interview, so donâ€™t write down anything that you donâ€™t completely understand.

Timing

• The WeBWorK test will be open for 48 hours: all day Thursday (beginning Wednesday night at midnight, which is 12:00am Thursday) and all day Friday (ending Friday at 11:59pm).
• When you click on Take Test 3 test, WeBWorK will start a 2-hour timer which will count down on your screen. It will continue this countdown even if you log out of WeBWorK or lose your connection. You get to decide which 2 hours during the 2 days during which take your test (recommended: take it Thursday morning).
• After you submit your WeBWorK test, you will have another 30 minutes to upload your written work. For every 30 minutes your written work is late, 10% will be deducted from the written component of your test grade.

• You can check all of your answers at once by clicking Grade Test at the bottom of the screen. You will have only two chances to click this button. (If you had a typo in one of your answers, youâ€™ll get one chance to fix it.) Donâ€™t click Grade Test a second time until you are ready to submit your test. (This is different from the HOT Topic portfolio.)

A second attempt

• Clicking Take Test 3 test generates a test for you. After 24 hours, WeBWorK will allow you to click it again to generate a second test, but only if that is before Friday at 11:59pm. This is a brand new version of the test with different questions.
• Plan to take the test on Thursday so that if you get interrupted while the 2-hour countdown clock is still running, youâ€™ll have another chance on Friday. (But you will have to wait a full 24 hours before you can generate your second test.) You need to submit written work for your second version using the same instructions and link above.