MATH 121 Fall 2009. Welcome to the MTLC. Course Requirements. Prerequisites Grade of C– or better in Math 112 Minimum of 440 on the placement test Every student must have an active University “ crimson ” e-mail account for computer/course login. Textbook and access code.
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Fall 2009Welcome to the MTLC
Every student must have a new access code to access to the publisher’s online website where assignments can be completed.
An access code gives you access to the mylabsplus website where you will find your assignments.
The code gives you access to an online textbook, video lectures, examples of assignments and many more useful tools to help you be successful in this course.
Access codes may be purchased with or without a printed version of the textbook.
You may purchase the code with the textbook at any of the bookstores in town.
You may purchase the code without a printed version of the book either at one of the bookstores in town or online on the mylabsplus website set up for your specific math course.
Again, no work can be completed until you have entered your access code into your account.
If you are repeating the course, then you should be able to log in to the new course by automatically re-activating your previous access code. If you have any trouble, then be sure to come to the MTLC for assistance.
When you login to MyLabsPlus you will see two links, a course link and a link for the MyMathTest:
Alabama Skills Assessment Math121_Smith
BEFORE beginning your work in your class, click the Skills Assessment link, click the Placement button on the left of the screen, and take a brief skills assessment.
Important assessment tool for us
Will NOT hurt your grade in the course, could help it
PLEASE take it seriously
Possible grades in this course are A, B, C, D, F, (+/-).
A grade of D or F will affect your GPA and you would need to retake the course.
The last day to withdraw from the course is Wednesday, October 28. No withdrawals will be given after this date.
Students must earn a minimum of 700 points to successfully pass this course.
MWF—1 point each
TR—1.5 points each
There will also be a quiz given after each section. Only one attempt is allowed on quizzes. Each quiz has approximately 10 questions.
You will be shown the correct answers on the quiz once it is graded.
You can only review the quiz immediately after it has been scored. So be sure to notice which questions you missed and why.
You will be allowed to drop one lowest homework grade and one lowest quiz grade each test period.
Homework is worth 22 points each test period.
Quizzes are worth 43 points each test period.
Quizzes are worth about twice as much as homework. So prepare accordingly.
If you missed any assignment and have a serious verifiable excuse, then you can fill out a petition request form in 345 Gordon Palmer asking for permission to make up your missed work.
NOTE: The MTLC staff will help you with your homework. However, no help will be given on quizzes. Once you have graded your quiz, then we will be more than happy to help you understand any problems that you missed.
Username: your crimson email address
Password: your CWID
Username: [email protected]
(This login has already been created for you. If you cannot log in for any reason, you need to come to the MTLC for assistance.)
You will find your course for this semester under Alabama Fall 2009 Term
An acknowledgment form stating that you have read the syllabus and understand the policies set by this course must be completed in the software before you will be allowed to begin any assignments. You must complete it with a score of a 100%.
The acknowledgement form can be found under the “Test 1 Work” folder in the software.
After logging into MyLabsPlus and selecting your course from course list:
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Mon. – Thursday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
**This first week the MTLC will close at 5pm each day. Normal hours will begin Sunday 8/23.
Labor Day: Sunday 9/6 & Monday 9/7
Fall Break: Thursday 10/8 until 8am Monday 10/12
Thanksgiving: 5pm Tuesday 11/24 until 8am Monday 11/30
Last day for help in the MTLC will be Sunday 12/6
Phone Number: 348 – 2592
EMAIL: [email protected]
Please put your instructor’s name in the subject box for email.
ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, DRINKS, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CELL PHONES, COMPANIONS, OR PROFANITY ARE ALLOWED.
The MTLC is open 71 hours each week for help.
Center for Teaching and Learning(CTL) offers weekly help sessions and private tutoring sessions.
Check the CTL website (www.ctl.ua.edu) for days/times of weekly help sessions.
Free personal tutorial appointments are available at the CTL in Osband Hall. Call 348-8854 to schedule an appointment.
Log into software
Take the Initial Skills Assessment under the Alabama Skills Assessment course link.
Make sure you have an access code (or credit card to purchase one online)
Select Math 121 course, enter in access code (or purchase online) and take Syllabus Acknowledgement form.
Come to MTLC and take Syllabus Quiz
Have questions? Email your instructor