I am adding a series of mini-tests to the course requirements beginning in November. Each test will be four to eight questions in the style of the Midterm. Tests will be given about 15 to 20 minutes at the end of the specified class period.
At the end of the semester, before the final exam date, you can choose to have the average mini-test grade used in place of the final exam grade in computing your course grade. Otherwise the final exam grade will replace the mini-test grades.
The schedule for mini-tests is