Econ 101 Head TA (Spring 2017)

Econ 101: Principles of Microeconomics
Section 304, 310

General Course Information
The lecture meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM in AGR HALL 125.
Discussion section 304 meets on Friday 2:25 – 3:15 PM in Social Science 6240.
Discussion section 310 meets on Friday 12:05 – 12:55 PM in Van Hise 391.
(You are allowed to attend any discussion section above.)

TA’s Contact Information
Office: Social Science #7308
Office Hours: Fridays 1:20 – 2:20 PM
To set up an appointment to meet me outside of my scheduled office hours, you can see me before/after class or send me an email.

Teaching Assistants Office Hours
All TAs’ office hours and contact information are available here.

There will be two midterms, five homeworks, and a comprehensive final. The midterms will be on Tuesday, Feburary 28, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 PM and Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 PM. Midterm exams will be held at night: students should plan to arrive at their assigned classroom fifteen minutes early on these dates in order that the exam can start on time. Students arriving late will not receive compensating time: all exams must be turned in to the proctor at the end of the allotted exam time.
THERE ARE NO MAKEUP MIDTERM EXAMS. If you miss an exam and have a valid excuse, your final exam grade’s weight will be increased to make up for the missing midterm. If you do not have a valid excuse, you will receive a zero for that exam. Job interviews and travel plans (except as required by university-sponsored activities) do not constitute valid excuses for missing an exam. Students should plan to be in Madison, Wisconsin until they take the final exam. If you are unable to take an exam because of a valid excuse, please contact me (and Prof. Elizabeth Kelly) in advance, if possible.
The final will be comprehensive and cumulative.

There will be a mandatory comprehensive final exam on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 12:25 PM to 2:25 PM. The final exam format will be announced in class prior to the exam.

The weight of the exams will be:

First Midterm: 25%
Second Midterm: 25%
Final: 40%
Homeworks: 10%
All exams are required.

Students can anticipate that grades will fall roughly along the following distribution:

A: top 20% of the class
AB: next 20% of the class
B: next 20% of the class
BC: next 20% of the class
C, D and F: bottom 20% of the class

Low grades on midterms will not be dropped; Once you take a test the grade you received stays on your record.
There is no extra credit in this course.
There will be no make-up exams to replace midterms that have been missed.

Important Dates
2/9/17 Homework #1 Due in Class
2/23/17 Homework #2 Due in Class

3/16/17 Homework #3 Due in Class
4/6/17 Homework #4 Due in Class
5/4/17 Homework #5 Due in Class

Official Syllabus
Download Professor Kelly’s Official Syllabus
You may refer to the official syllabus for more information about this course. It is students’ responsibility to be completely aware of all policies/information contained in this document. Students will be expected to adhere to all policies within the document.

Discussion Section Handouts
Week 1 with solutions
Week 2 with solutions
Week 3 with solutions
Week 4 with solutions
Week 5 with solutions
Week 6 with solutions
Week 7 with solutions
Week 8 with solutions
Week 9 with solutions
Week 10 with solutions
Week 11 with solutions
Week 12 with solutions
Week 13 with solutions
Week 14 with solutions

Homework Questions
Homeworks and solutions are available here.

Professor Kelly’s Econ 101 Page
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