How Pop Quizes Work

Computer Networking
Spring 2013


  1. Each pop quiz gets an integer grade from 0 to 5 inclusive at both ends.
  2. Pop-quiz grades cannot be argued. Unlike other grades in class, pop-quiz grades cannot be argued. Once graded, a pop quiz will never be regraded for any reason.
  3. All unused pop-quiz grades expire at the regularly scheduled start time for the last class. Notice that points expire at a particular time (the regular start time of the last class), not at a particular event (the actual start of the last class).

    Q: Does this mean I can’t use my pop-quiz grades after the regularly scheduled start time for the last class?

    A: It does. Pop-quiz point expire at the regularly scheduled start time for the last class. All pop-quiz points must be used before the last class’s regularly scheduled start time.

    Q: Does this mean I can’t apply my pop-quiz grades to my final exam grade?

    A: It does, because the final exam occurs after the regularly scheduled start time of the last class, which is when all pop-quiz grades expire.

    Q: Suppose the last regularly scheduled class is canceled, due to bad weather say. Do the pop-quiz points expire anyway?

    A: They do. All pop-quiz point expire at the regularly scheduled start time of the last class, independent of whether or not the last class is held. All pop-quiz points must be used before the last class’s regularly scheduled start time.

    Q: Suppose the last class is rescheduled so that, for example, everybody can attend a Presidential speech of the utmost importance to the entire Monmouth University community. When would the pop quiz points expire?

    A: All pop-quiz points expire at the regularly scheduled start time of the last class, independent of whether or not the last class is held. All pop-quiz points must be used before the regularly scheduled start time of the last class.

  4. Regular grades can only be raised to 100; it is not possible to have a regular grade grater than 100.
  5. Q: If I add a 5 pop-quiz grade to a 97 pop-quiz grade, then the resulting regular grade is 100, correct?

    A: Yes, correct.

    Q: What happens to the two left-over pop-quiz points in the previous question?

    A: They’re gone; see the next rule.

  6. After a pop-quiz grade has been added to a regular grade, any of the left-over pop-quiz points are lost, unavailable for further use.
  7. Q: If I add a 5 pop-quiz grade to a 97 regular grade, then I can’t take the extra 2 pop-quiz points and add them to some other regular grade, correct?

    A: Yes, correct.

    Q: Does this mean a pop-quiz grade can’t be split and added to two or more other grades?

    A: That’s exactly what it means.


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