Policy and Procedures: At
lecture, up to 5 students may volunteer to be class note-takers.
Volunteers will have up to 10 points added to their quiz total provided
they follow the following guidelines:
Students can volunteer only once in the semester.
Volunteer should sign in (see sign up sheet, in class) at the beginning
or the end of the class for which they want to provide lecture-notes. First
come, first served. If no student sign in, no notes will be posted.
Notes are due the following week. They should be typed in a 12pt, single spaced font. At least two
pages (A4) of text is expected per lecture. In addition to the text, volunteer
may include any figures or drawings relevant to the material
presented during the lecture. These optional graphics can be created, taken from the web (with proper acknowledgments) or scanned in. The text can be entered in Word, PowerPoint, or
HTML format. Graphics can be in any of the major formats (tif, gif, jpeg,
...). There can be no picture of the lecture slides shown in class.
Notes should be emailed to both of your TAs by noon on the day they are due. In addition: a hard copy (black & white is fine, please staple them) should be turned in in class (instructor or TA) the day the notes are due, and the extra-credit sheet will then be signed by the TA, the preceptor or the instructor. Be aware that there are about the same number of slots as students in the class: Not turning your note prevents another student from turning his/hers. If you do not turn in your notes when they are due, you will have to turn in your notes TWICE (i.e 2 other lectures) to get 10 points extra credits. If you fail to do so, 10 points will be substracted from your quiz total.
- Make sure to write your name inside the file, and on the hard copy. If your notes are selected for posting, your last name will be blanked out.
The 10 points extra credits will be given after review of the notes, provided the guidelines
above are followed. Unless you are told otherwise, 10 points are awarded by default.
Informative and creative lecture notes are encouraged. This is a service you are providing to the class and to your peers, as much as a way of getting grade points. Links in bold are some examples of excellent lecture notes.
- Lecture notes are posted 'as is'. They may contain inaccuracies and omissions. Use them as a tool and complement them with a careful reading of the textbook.
- Most of these notes are in standard PDF format. A free reader can be found here.
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