Hi everyone –
Thank you to those of you who emailed me with concerns about quiz 4. I want to address those concerns here briefly and reassure you that the final exam will be VERY carefully reviewed.
The problem with quiz 4 is that several of the questions asked about concepts that were NOT clearly written down in the ppt slides. I don’t want to give away the questions/answers yet, because not everyone has taken the quiz – so I’ll just speak in generalities here.
When I write questions for quizzes and exams, I go back and look for the answers in the ppt slides. If the concept and correct answer are not clearly explained in the ppt, then I don’t ask that question.
Unfortunately, in an effort to get this quiz out in a timely manner, I did this process in my head without double-checking the ppt slides. I believe I talked about all of these questions/concepts in lecture (at least I hope I did!) – but if the answer isn’t clearly stated in a ppt slide, then those questions aren’t fair game.
So I want to apologize for the confusion on these quiz questions. I will add points to everyone’s score to compensate for the disconnect and confusion.
I also want to assure you that I will VERY carefully make sure that the answer to every question on the final exam on Wednesday will be clearly stated in one or more ppt slides. The last thing you should have to worry about is confusing, misleading, or inaccurate questions. I kinda pride myself on my quiz/exam questions being straightforward and clear – so this particular quiz is not up to my standards.
Please let me know if you have any questions on this – or on anything else.
I will have a final exam question count and more exam details for you tomorrow.