Hello Class,

Overall, a significant proportion of you did very well on the first quiz. As a rule of thumb, be sure to show all work on your homework and test assignments, as you cannot receive partial credit without clear steps demonstrating your thought process.

There are a few of you that struggled with the computation portion of the quiz. This may indicate that you may not be familiar with some of the Calculus concepts necessary for the course, and that you need to practice taking derivatives and understand their significance.

Additionally, be sure to thoroughly check your work to identify any possible transcription errors, intermediate calculation errors, and errors in answering what the question asked for. When asked to take the second derivative some of you solved for the first derivative.

Occasionally, there may be extra credit opportunities offered by Dr. Garven that will allow you to replace a low quiz grade. Even if you are doing well in the class, it would be prudent to take advantage of these opportunities should you struggle on a future assignment.

Finally, be sure to always turn in your assignments when they are due. Even if you are present in class, if you do not turn in your quiz or homework that day, you cannot receive credit because the answers for quizzes are discussed in class and the answers to the problem sets are posted after class.

Thank you for your time and considerations.

Sincerely,

Alexander Law