EF 151 Success Enhancement Program
The EF 151 Success Enhancement Program (SEP) is designed to increase your chances of success in EF 151. We realize that for many of you this was the first time that you've had to take an exam like this. We want you to be successful, but we are also obligated to ensure that you know the material. As such, we do not apply a 'curve' to the exam, but we will give you the opportunity to earn an adjustment to your first exam.
The SEP program will only be available for the first exam, and its requirements are based on your exam 1 score.
Exam 1 score below 70 - Schedule a time on Fri Feb 10th to take the exam again. The exam will NOT be the same exam, but it will cover the same material. You will have 75 minutes for the exam retake. Your 2nd exam will be graded, and you will be given 75% of the difference between your two scores as an adjustment to your original score. For example, if your original score was 50, and your second score an 80, then your adjustment would be 0.75*(80-50) = 22.5 pts. If you do worse on the 2nd exam, then your original score will remain unchanged.
Exam 1 score 70 or above Complete an "Exam Rework" according to the guidelines below and turn it in to Estabrook 103 no later than Fri Feb 10th 4pm. A complete rework will result in an adjustment of 40% of the points you missed. For example, if you scored 75 on the exam, then your adjustment would be 0.4*(100-75) = 10 pts.
Exam Rework Guidelines:
- Do your rework on a blank paper, not on the exam.
- For every problem in which you lost points, write why you lost the points. Examples might be math error, careless mistake, did not understand concept, wrong assumption, ran out of time, etc. For each problem also write out what actions you can take to avoid these problems in the future.
- For problems in which you earned less than 2/3 of the possible points, completely rework the problem in the homework format of Given, Required, Solution.
- Turn in the original exam along with your rework.
Other suggestions for help
- Take advantage of the resources at the Student Success Center. In particular look at the information on Academic Coaching and Success Seminars.
- Regularly attend EF help sessions.
- Read the textbook sections before coming to class.
- Look at the homeworks as soon as they are assigned. Bring questions to recitation and/or help sessions.
- Join with other students to form a study group.
- Work old exams. Work at least one of them as timed exam without any help or resources.
- Seek math help in areas that you are weak in, such as through ALEKS, other web resources, the Math Tutorial Center, etc.