Math 412/612 Modern Algebra
Attendance and Missed Exams


Attendance.  Attendance in this course is expected, but not required or monitored; I will not keep track of days you miss class. However, you are responsible for anything presented in class, including announced schedule changes, modifications to assignments, and material that supplements what is in the text. Note also that the subjective component of your grade will take into account regular participation in class activities. Electing to skip these activities may lower your subjective grade.

Missed Exam Policy.   If you are forced to miss an in-class exam for reasons beyond your control (such as an illness, family emergency, etc.), a makeup may be arranged, but ONLY if I am informed in advance. I will NOT approve requests to reschedule an exam for reasons of convenience. For example, if you plan to travel during a school break and leave early or return late, that is not a valid reason to reschedule an exam. Similarly, avoidable conflicts for recreational, entertainment, social, or work activities are generally not valid reasons to miss an exam. The exam dates are listed on the overview webpage. Be sure to plan other activities around them.