6 Practice Quizzes
6 Online Assignments: 15%
1 Final Exam:
grade you can obtain will be calculated using the above formula.
However, I apply 'progressive marking' meaning I compare your
calculated average using the formula with your Final Exam grade.
If the Final Exam grade is higher than the calculated average your
final grade will be increased by half of the difference between your
calculated average and the Final Exam grade.
Practice Quizzes (PQs)
Six online Practice Quizzes (PQs) are
poated on Canvas: Introduction, National Accounts; Aggregate
Expenditure & Demand; Aggregate Supply & Equilibrium; Fiscal &
Monetary Policy; and, Global Economy. PQs provide answers but
without credit towards your Final Grade. PQs are 45 minutes
with 30 multiple choice questions. Additional practice
tests are available at:
Six Online Assignments (OAs) are
posted on Canvas:
(1) Introduction & (2) National
Accounts must be completed by Midterm 1;
(3) Aggregate Expenditure & Demand,
(4) Aggregate Supply & Equilibrium and (5) Monetary & Fiscal Policy
must be completed by Midterm 2; and,
(6) Global Economy must be completed
by Midterm 3.
They are 45 minutes with 30 multiple
choice questions. Ensure you set aside sufficient time.
There is no pause. Once started they must be completed.
You will have five attempts with only the highest mark counting
towards the Final Grade. The five attempts are intended to
negate any technical disruptions. Please, do not wait until
the last minute! After each midterm OAs turn into review mode
providing answers to prepare for the Final Examination. You
will be penalized for exceeding the time limit - 1 mark for each
overtime minute. Make sure to save and submit when finished.
Failure to do so may leave the system 'in process' and I may be
unable to grade your exam.
MTs will be conducted in class beginning at 9:30 on each designated
Each Midterm consist of 30
multiple choice questions answered in 45 minutes, i.e., identical
in format to PQs and OAs. Each Midterm is 'stand alone'.
Material from previous Midterms will not be asked in a subsequent
Midterm. There are no deferred midterms.
etc. Students engaged in
university or professional events including sports also qualify, with
documentation, for a transfer of a missed midterm’s mark to the Final
Examination. To repeat, there are no deferred midterms.
Students who have booked vacation trips before the start of classes and
that conflict with the midterm exam schedule must contact me during the
first week of classes to qualify for a transfer of midterm grades to the
The FE is comprehensive of all course material. The location of
the FE is to be determined. There will be 100 multiple choice
questions to be answered within 180 minutes or 3 hours.
Given the virtual nature of the course
one must account for possible technical difficulties. In
general, you are responsible for your tech. I am not a
technician. Accordingly, in the case of not for credit
activities like accessing PAWS, viewing podcasts or reading Lecture
Notes, it is on you and ICT at USASK -
firstname.lastname@example.org. They are there to help you.