Physics is a course that builds on itself. That is to say that principles learned early in the course are needed later. Success will require a sustained disciplined approach. Cramming physics is difficult to do and therefore not advised. By keeping up with the work, you can do well. If you do fall behind, come in for extra help rather than becoming overwhelmed. You can seek help after school, before school, or during my supervised study.
Unit tests will be given approximately every three weeks. A multiple choice test over all materials in the course thus far will be given at the end of each grading period. The semester grade will be weighted 45%-45% and the final will be 10% of the semester grade. Working hard during class is a large part of being successful.
|Tests and Quizzes||60% of the nine weeks grade|
|Labs and Written Assignments||40%|
Grades are rounded to the nearest .1%.