|As is mentioned on the course information page, 15% of the credit of the
class is for reserved for attendance of the classroom presentations, and an
additional 10% for the pre-seminar written reports. Here is the grading
The pre-seminar written reports will be graded and credit given regardless of your attendance in a class. For example, if you miss a classroom presentation but hand the pre-seminar report to the grader (Xuanhua Li <firstname.lastname@example.org>, AVW 1418) before the start of class, then the report will be credited, but no credit will be given for attendance. There will be 8 pre-seminar reports due (1.25% each).
The attendance policy for classroom presentations is as follows. There will be 16 classroom presentations, and the 15% credit is divided equally among each presentation (roughly 1% each). Full credit will be given for attended presentations, and no credit for missed presentations. The only exception is presentations for which you have received prior authorization from me for an excused absence. Excused absences will be granted when you have a good reason for which you have to miss the presentation (such as illness, attending a conference etc). To ask for an excused absence email me (cc to the grader); when I reply, the grader will do the needful.