Comments on midterm exam and grading policies

Hi all,

I have finished grading the midterm and published the grades on Catalyst. Exams will be handed back to you on Monday.

Here are some common mistakes I noticed:

1. How to negate quantifiers and bounded quantifiers.

2. How to show set A is a subset of set B.

3. The order of different quantifiers and what they mean.

4. How to show a statement is false.

5. What are hypothesis and conclusion.

I am offering regrading of the midterm exam, here is how it works: after I hand back your exam to you, please take some time and effort to rewrite the problems you wish to get regraded. Please write them up nicely and neatly, make an appointment with me and bring your write up with your original exam to the meeting with me. I would like to go over your write up with you, and maybe give you some customized problems for you to practice. You can get up to half of the lost points back, depending on how well you understand and how much effort you put into the write up. I will be available all day next week after 11, please take advantage of this. I want to talk to you as soon as possible, so please make appointments within the next week (July 27-July 31).

Lectures and exams are designed to work for a general group, but each one of you is an individual, and what works for general people doesn’t necessarily work for you. Please come and talk to me, and we can analyze what works for you, and help you succeed in this class. I am here to help, not to judge. As long as you are willing to work with me, I am available to help!

Grades in this class is curved, and I will award improvement points if you did significantly better on the final, so no need to freak out about your grades. Come and get help from me!!

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