Bi-weekly quizzes

. . . every other week (through week 8)

At the end of each even-numbered week we’ll have a timed quiz (excluding the last two weeks of class). It will be based on the readings I’ve assigned for the previous two weeks, as well as any online lecture material I’ve made available. There will be 2 to 4 questions, either short answer or short essay.

I’ll generally make the quizzes available Saturday after noon, and you’ll have until Tuesday at  midnight to complete them. They will be timed (two hours), which is waaay more time that you’d need, but once you’ve begun you need to finish. These are open-book, but the answers won’t be simple recall—you’ll have to think through the questions. They will be based on material from the readings, lecture material online, and the discussion boards, meaning that it’s in your best interests to generate discussion and questions early in the week, so that you have something to study and reflect on before you decide to take the quiz.

Quizzes will be worth 30% of your overall grade (120 pts, 30 pts / quiz)