To save you asking us questions, and to save us having to answer them, here are some frequently-asked questions and our answers to them.
If we knew, we'd tell you. We'll announce dates in class and put them on the course homepage as soon as we know what they are.
University policy is that you should be available for exams on any date within the exam periods. There are no makeup exams.
Go to your doctor, and complete a medical certificate with your doctor. Get the certificate to one of the professors as soon as possible after the missed exam. If you miss the midterm with a valid medical certificate, your final exam is worth 80% instead of 50%.
This will be announced in class and on the web page.
In the tutorial for which you are registered. Tutorials and quizzes start in week 2 of classes. There is no tutorial in week 12 (the last week of classes), but of course that material will be on the final exam.
Same procedure as for an exam. Give the medical certificate to your TA or one of the professors, and your overall quiz mark will be determined from your other quizzes.
There are no makeup quizzes. You get a mark of 0 for any missed quizzes.
There are 10 quizzes. The worst mark is dropped, and the other marks are averaged. If you missed any quizzes and submitted to us a medical certificate, that quiz is not counted in the average.
This has to be done through ROSI. We can't help you with this.
Ask the TA of the tutorial you wish to go to whether you can attend that tutorial for one week only. The TA has the right to say no, but will try to help you. If you can't attend the tutorial you are registered in for more than one week, you should consider switching tutorials.
Look at the course schedule, which is our best estimation of the material that will be covered in the course, arranged by section in the text.
Each quiz covers the previous week's lectures.
Do problems. The course schedule page gives problems with full solutions for the various sections of the text.
Doing so will make your life easier. You will be able to tackle all the suggested problems, even the ones with big data sets, and you will get practice at interpreting output, which you will have to do on the exams.
No, but see next question.
You don't need to know all about those things, no, but you need to have some familiarity with what is being referred to. You might be asked about this material, but you will not need much detail.
The quizzes are intended to be fairly easy. If you can't manage a passing grade for the quizzes and the midterm, ask yourself whether it is useful to continue with the course.
Both professors and all the TAs have office hours every week. You have a good chance of getting the help you need if you avoid the times right before exams, which are busier. The other TAs in the Math and Stats Aid Room (AC320) may also be able to help you.