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Math 107 Common Exam 1 Fall 2017

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I am signing this Math Petition due to the fact that I feel that the Math Common Exam 1 for Fall 2017 was unfair. I have listed my reasons below why I feel this exam was unfair to me.

First and Foremost, question number 1a and 1b from the exam says to evaluate the problem. This is a misleading term. This example is not in the required text book that would properly prepare me for this question. It was not a homework assignment question and it is not listed on the syllabus.

Question number 4a on the exam is not a problem listed in the required Math book and it is not listed on the syllabus. It was also not a homework problem. There is no way that I would be able to solve this problem without prior recognition of it.

Question number 11 on the exam says simplify it is also a misleading term due to the fact that it is worded differently that does not correlate with the required book examples. According to the required text book examples it should say evaluate expressions having rational exponents considering the fact that they were looking for the square root of the negative number. There is no square root of a negative number.

Question number twelve on the exam was not a homework assignment and it is not listed on the syllabus.

Furthermore, I have spent time in review sessions and studying for this exam. However, I cannot prepare for something that was not properly brought to my attention.

In addition, on the syllabus it says things that is a mandatory tutoring policy: based upon academic performance indicating a significant gap in understanding of the course material, students may receive a notice of being assigned to mandatory tutoring to assist in filling the gap. A student will have 2 points deducted from the course average for each instance in which the required tutoring is not completed by the stated deadline. This is a form of belittlement. The subject is challenging enough for me.

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