In the week of 10/6, we will have our first exam, and it will be an oral exam.  Here is the guide to the exam.  Class will not meet in the usual way that week.  Instead, you need to sign up for an individual 15-minute exam time using the spreadsheet below.  (The exam should take 10 minutes, but the timeslots are 15 minutes to allow time for arriving and leaving.)  You will take your exam in B-300-K, my office.

There are a few rules.  Please follow them.

1. Sign up for one spot and one spot only.  If you change your mind, sign up for a new blank timeslot and remove your name from your old one.

2. Don’t steal someone else’s spot by deleting their name and typing yours in instead.  If someone else has gotten to the timeslot you wanted before you did, that’s too bad, there are plenty of other timeslots available.  If you really need a specific timeslot, sign up early!

3. Don’t create new timeslots!  If you’re late to the party and you don’t find a timeslot you like, the solution is NOT to randomly create a new timeslot!

4. Don’t delete the breaks!  It’s to everyone’s benefit to have a happier professor grading your oral exams, and losing my built-in breaks will make me less happy.

(Rules 2, 3, and 4 all relate to the problem of finding a timeslot.  If you are having a lot of trouble finding an existing open timeslot that works for you, email me and let’s strategize.)

5. When it comes time for your oral exam, please wait in the hallway a few steps away from my office, near classrooms B-336 and B-337.  This is for everyone’s privacy during the exam.  Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early, but don’t come directly to my office, because someone is probably taking their exam.  Just wait in the hallway and I’ll let you know when we’re ready to go.  When you’re waiting, please wait quietly, in order to be kind to my office neighbors and to your fellow students who are taking the exam.

Sign up for the oral exam using this spreadsheet and following the above rules.  Send me an email if you have any questions.  Happy studying!

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