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Attendance in class

We’ve now had three in-class pop quizzes.  As is explained in the syllabus, these quizzes are used to help verify attendance in class.  To quote

However, a 2.5% per quiz “attendance” score will be awarded to those who are in class and participate in four of the pop-quizzes. Note that there will probably be more than four pop-quizzes during the semester. You won’t know until afterwards which pop-quizzes are being used to verify attendance.

Just to clarify that last sentence: we are recording participation in all the pop quizzes, and at the end of the semester we will randomly select four of them which will be the ones that count for verifying attendance.

With that in mind I took a look at the statistics from the in-class quizzes we have had so far

  • 20 people have been present for all 3 quizzes
  • 10 have been present for 2 out of 3
  • 6 have been present for 1 out of 3
  • 4 have been present for no quizzes (!)

There is no substitute for showing up.