Important information about Section 3 schedule

Dear Students,

The schedule of Section 3 is now changed to:

  • Tuesday 15:40-17:30 M13
  • Wednesday 12:40-13:30 M13

If you have any class conflict due to this change, please contact Gökhan Benli.

Math116 Coordination.


Posted by MATH116 on 15.02.2019 under General

Important remark about section transfer and attendance

Dear students,

It is MATH116 coordination’s decision that students are allowed to change their section only in the case that they have official excuses such as schedule conflicts, university sports team trainings etc. Those students who have such excuses and who wish to change their sections officially in the registration program should:

  • contact Gökhan Benli in person at M227. (If you claim that there is a schedule conflict, it will be checked through the system.)

Section changes will be handled after the add-drop period. If you do not have such excuses and wish to attend a section other than your registered section, please be aware that the attendance policy explained in the syllabus will be executed with respect to the attendance list that belongs to your registered section. As an illustration, consider the following cases:

  1. Student A is in Section 3. Due to a schedule conflict, A attends Section 4 with at least %70 attendance and does not obtain at least 40 points from the midterms.
  2. Student B is in Section 3. Even though B does not have a reasonable excuse not to attend Section 3, B chooses to attend Section 4 with at least %70 attendance and obtains at least 40 points from the midterms.
  3. Student C is in Section 3. Even though C does not have a reasonable excuse not to attend Section 3, C chooses to attend Section 4 with at least %70 attendance but does not obtain 40 points from the midterms.

According to the policy, here is what is going to happen to these hypothetical students.

  1. Since the registered section of A will be changed to Section 4 after the add-drop period, his attendance will be calculated via Section 4 list and hence A will not get an NA.
  2. Since the registered section of B is Section 3, his attendance will be calculated via Section 3 list and B fails to meet %70-attendance criteria. However, since B collects 40 points from the midterms, B will not get an NA.
  3. Since the registered section of C is Section 3, his attendance will be calculated via Section 3 list. Consequently, C fails to meet both %70-attendance criteria and 40-point criteria in the attendance policy. Therefore, C will get an NA and will not be able to attend the final exam. (Notice that C may have attended all lectures in Section 4 and may have signed for all lectures in Section 4’s attendance list. Nevertheless, this will have no effect on the computation of his attendance.)

Besides these points, it is also important to keep in mind the following:

  • Each section’s instructor may be taking attendance with different approaches. One section’s instructor may be taking attendance twice on two-hour lecture days, whereas another section’s instructor may be taking attendance only once on each lecture day. It is up to your instructor how the attendance will be taken and will be counted.

Those students who have read this important announcement are kindly asked to inform other students about this post.

Best regards,

MATH116 Coordination.


Posted by MATH116 on 11.02.2019 under General

Please read me

Dear students,

Please read the following very carefully and follow this website regularly for announcements.

  • The course syllabus is announced here.
  • Attendance is required according to the following rule:
    • If you attend less than %70 percent of the classes and your three midterm scores add up to less than 40 points, then you shall not be able to take the final exam and get an NA grade.

    Besides this rule, the following rule also applies:

    • If your three midterm scores add up to less than 20 points, then you shall not be able to take the final exam and get an NA grade regardless of your attendance.
  • You are strongly advised to show up for the office hours and ask questions.
  • Check the exam dates to avoid any conflicts.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the course policies, send an e-mail to the course coordinator Gökhan Benli.

Best regards,

MATH116 Coordination.


Posted by MATH116 on 08.02.2019 under General