Fall 2013 EC 10 Final FAQ- prof. saka 1. When is the final? Wednesday December 18. 3-5 pm. 2. Where is the final? Recitation Section Instructor Exam Location 201 Mohammad’ cohen GI 7 202 203 Law 204 Kantenga Leidy Lab 10 205 Da Silva cohen 617 206 207 De Albuquerque (Galvao) stiteler 86 208 Bhatnagar 209 De Alququerque (Galvao) 210 GJorgJevik 211 212 213 214 Zhang 215 216 217 218 3. Are there review sessions, office hours? Yes. Prof Saka’s review is on our last lecture: Wednesday, December 5 Econ 10 TA’s will hold a total of 18 hours of review sessions and 18 hours of office ours before the final.
Please note that no help is available on the day of the final. In the review sessions, TAs will first solve Fall 2012 Econ 10 Final. In the remaining time, theyll answer your questions. During office hours, there is no prepared material, so please bring your own questions. There will be no office hours or review sessions on the day of the final. Schedule for Review Sessions: TA name Review Session Time Manvi Bhatnagar Dec 12, 10 am-12 pm MCNB 169 KristiJan GJorgJevik Dec 13, 1. 30 prn-3. 30 pm MCNB 167-8 Zahra Mohammad’ Dec 16, 10 am-12 pm
MCNB 110 Tzuo Law Dec 16,11 am -2 pm MCNB 395 Zhesheng Qui Dec 16, 1 pm-3 pm Francisco Silva Dec 16, 5 pm-7 pm Raphael Galvao Dec 17,9 am-II am MCNB 286-7 Weilong Zhang Dec 16, 12 pm-2 pm MCNB 309 Kory Kantenga Dec 17, 1 pm-3 pm STIT 821 Schedule for office hours Time Place Dec 12, 12 pm-2 pm MCNB 415 Dec 13, 11. 15 am-I . 15 pm MCNB 414 Dec 17, 12 pm-2 pm MCNB 510 Dec 16,2 pm-4 pm Dec 16,3 pm-5 pm MCNB 477 Dec 16, 3-5 pm MCNB 479 Dec 17, 11 am-I pm MCNB 476 Dec 16, 2pm – 4pm MCNB 312 Dec 17, 3-5 pm 4. Am I only allowed to attend my own TA’s review session?
You’re welcome to attend any review session, and any office hour. Since we can’t know everyone’s final exam schedule, we realize that it is a possibility for you to miss your own TA’s office hours or review sessions. Every member of the Econ 10 team is happy to help you with your questions. You’re also welcome to attend more than one session. (How many should you attend? At this point, time management is at your personal discretion, and I don’t have any particular recommendation). 5. How can I study for the final? Included & excluded material:
The final will only cover the Macro portion of this class: Homework assignments 6 through 10; Quizzes 3 and 4; all recitation and lecture material we’ve covered since the Midterm. Chapter 28 is not included. Career Services lecture & related issues are not included. Solve the practice final, uploaded at Bb under “Sample tests”. Solve the questions on your own first, then consult the answer key. Review your lecture notes, and your recitation notes. Understand the big picture (intuition) as well as specifics (mechanics). Go to MyEconLab, look over homework questions. Pursue the ones ouVe gotten wrong.
The Study Plan feature on the software will generate questions for you that are similar to the ones you missed. Solve them until you start feeling comfortable. Read your book. If a concept was never mentioned in the lecture, the recitations, homework assignments or in the quiz, you can safely assume that they won’t be on the final. The format will be similar to that of the midterm: Multiple choice questions Short-answer questions True-False questions Problems 7. What are other rules we’ll observe? Closed notes and boks No calculators No talking or sharing information
No cell-phone use Pen/pencil both 0k (regrading requests honored for exams written in pens, as stated in the syllabus) 8. Am I allowed to send emails to [email protected] com during the reading days and on the exam day? Reading Days: Yes, you are welcome to send emails. In order to reply to you in the quickest way possible, you’ll get an email back either from me or from someone on the Ec 10 team. Your email will be answered within 24 hours. On the Final exam day (December 18th): I and my team will try to do our best to get back to you. However, please don’t leave your questions to the last day. Are you holding extra review sessions? I’ll be holding a large review session during our last lecture, which is a time we know for sure everyone is available. Once the classes are over, Econ 10 events, including review sessions and TA office hours, become optional. We have scheduled a total of 20 hours of econ reviews and 18 Office hours for you in preparation for the EclO final. 10. Can I make an appointment with you? I don’t want to ask my questions when other people are around. Unfortunately, the size of the class prevents me from making individual appointments.
Unfortunately, I will not be answering questions over the phone. The most efficient way to have your EclO questions answered is to show up at a schedued event. A second, and less desired way, is to send an email. 12. May I take the final early? Unfortunately, no. The only possibility to take the Ec 10 final at a date different than the schedule final exam date is going to be in the Spring semester, for those who qualify to take the make-up. 13. Is there a make-up? Yes. The make-up is going to be scheduled in the Spring semester. The Economics Department schedules all make-up finals. . Who is allowed to take the make-up? According to Upenn rules, if you have: 3 exams scheduled within one calendar day (that is, in a 12-hour period. If you have 2 exams on one day, 1 on the other, you’re not qualified for a make-up. If you have 3 exams within a 12-hour period, and ONLY if Ec 10 is the middle exam of the day, you are able to take the make-up). illness/health emergencies religious observance UPENN Business that takes you away from Campus documented disabilities that allow you to take the exam under other circumstances a death in the family
If one of the scheduled conflicts apply to you, contact your TA immediately, so that s/ he can place you on the official make-up list. Even if you do have a valid excuse, you can’t Just show up at the make-up exam unannounced. You have to let your TA know For an unforeseen event, such an accident, or a death in the family during the exam period (and I hope we won’t have to face these negative events), please email [email protected] when you are able. 15. Who is not allowed to take the make-up? job interviews job internships beginning winter break early or returning after a scheduled exam any other reason 6.
What if I miss the final? (alarm late/missed flight/’ was sick but without a report/ stomach upset but without a report/anything under #1 5 above or similar… ) It’s your responsibility to be present. If you miss the exam for an undocumented reason, I’ll have to give you O points on it. Given our grading structure, I’ll apply Method 1 (as stated on the syllabus). You’ll lose 40% on the final, and your midterm will count towards 35% of your overall grade. Hoping for an exception? Once again, please don’t. 17. I have calculated my grade, and Method 1 gives me a higher grade. Should I ontact you? No.
We will have all your grades, including all your MyEconLab work, quizzes, the Midterm and the Final. We will calculate your grade using both methods, and automatically give you the higher one. 18. What are the cutoffs for + and – grades within a grade range? We will calculate your grade up to 3 decimal points and divide each grade into 1/3 to assign the plus and minuses. Ex: 80-83. 333 will be B-; 83. 334-86. 666 will be S; and 86. 667-89. 999 will be B+. Please recognize the fact that a class this large has a student sitting on every decimal point. There is someone at 86. 00, someone else at 86. 98, etc. We have to observe these cutoffs. For the A range: 94+ will be A; 90-93. 999 will be A-. 19. We will observe the honor code. Please act conscientiously. 20. Congratulations, you’re almost done! Please work in good faith. Economics is not over once the final exam is over. Keep reading, keep learning. In 2014, the media will be discussing the path to recovery in the US, the European economic situation, how China will lose its growth impetus, and relatedly the exchange rates. Do let me know if you have questions/comments. I’m happy to hear from you even after IVe graded you.