Econ 102 Head TA (Fall 2015)

Econ 102: Principles of Macroeconomics
Section 335, 340

General Course Information
The lecture meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:50-9:40 AM in Bascom 165.
Discussion section 335 meets on Friday 9:55-10:45 AM in Van Hise 487.
Discussion section 340 meets on Friday 11:00-11:50 AM in Van Hise 495.
(You are allowed to attend any discussion section above.)

TA’s Contact Information
E-mail: slee294@wisc.edu
Office: Social Science #7310
Office Hours: Friday 12:00-1:00 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.

Grading
There will be two midterms, five homeworks, and a comprehensive final. The midterms will be on Monday, October 12, 2015 and Monday, November 16, 2015. The midterms will be held in class: students should plan to arrive ten minutes early on the midterm dates to their assigned classroom in order that the full class hour is available to them for the exam. Students arriving late will not receive compensating time: all exams must be turned in to the proctor at the end of the class hour.
Midterms are mandatory: students missing midterms will receive a grade of zero for that exam unless they provide documentation of illness. The midterm exam format will be announced in class prior to the exam.

There will be a mandatory comprehensive final exam on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. 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: 20% of the class
AB: 20% of the class
B: 20% of the class
BC: 20% of the class
C, D and F: 20% of the class

Note:
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
9/21/15 Homework #1 Due in Class
10/5/15 Homework #2 Due in Class

10/12/15 FIRST MIDTERM IN CLASS
10/26/15 Homework #3 Due in Class
11/9/15 Homework #4 Due in Class
11/16/15 SECOND MIDTERM IN CLASS
12/14/15 Homework #5 Due in Class
12/19/15 FINAL EXAM FROM 10:05 A.M. to 12:05 P.M

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 (Solutions)
Week 2 (Solutions)
Week 3 (Solutions)
Week 4 (Solutions)
Week 5 (Solutions)
Week 6 (Solutions)
Week 7 (Solutions)
Week 8 (Solutions)
Week 9 (Solutions)
Week 10 (Solutions)
Week 11 (Solutions)
Week 12 (Solutions)
Week 13 (Solutions)

I recommend you to practice examples in other TA’s handouts. (Check out Gary Baker’s page linked below.)

Homework Questions
Homework 1 (Solutions)
Homework 2 (Solutions)
Homework 3 (Solutions)
Homework 4 (Solutions)
Homework 5 (Solutions)

Links
Professor Kelly’s Econ 102 Page
This is professor Kelly’s Econ 102 page. Here you can find the offical syllabus, homework questions and answers, practice questions, past exams and tons of extra information.
Gary Baker’s Econ 102 Page
Gary Baker is another head TA for this course (9:55 AM lecture). You may find extra resources related our course.
Business Learning Center (BLC)
BLC provides academic supports in quantitatively based for business related courses.
Economics Tutors
You may find some information about economics tutors for an extra help.
Economics Department’s Page for Undergraduate Students
You may find economic department’s official information related to undergraduate studies.