Quizzes can happen at any time, but the most popular times are when I have given you alot of information recently in a lecture or an activity OR when I notice that attention is waning.
Quizzes will be taken and corrected in class so you know what you got. They will be part of your participation grade and I will drop your lowest score. Since you do not have a schedule of when quizzes will happen, you will not know if you will miss one, should you miss a day of class. Make-ups will be handled on an individual basis depending on why you missed that day of class.
As for what you can expect on a quiz, well...you don't have a text for the class so the quiz comes entirely from lecture, handouts, and activities we do in class. Anything I say, no matter how minute it may seem to you, is fair game. Therefore, I suggest you take good notes.
Bonus questions are a different matter. I, too, am a student, and I never liked the kids that got the bonus questions that didn't need the points anyway. Thus, the bonus question could be on anything: from art to pop culture to literature to you name it. This gives everyone a sporting chance.
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