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* Sectioning: After the introductory meetings, calculus is taught entirely in sections. To enroll in MathXa, Math 1a, Math 1b, Math 21a and Math 21b you must section by computer during the period starting Monday, September 15th, and no later than 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 17th. Note that you can re-section as often as you like during this time and your previous entry will be erased.
* Directions for Sectioning by computer:
From a Windows computer, open the SecureCRT application [Download from FAS]. Use the "Quickconnect" menu to open a connection with protocol
ssh2, hostname: and username: section
From a Macintosh with OS X start the "Terminal" application located under Applications/Utilities. At the shell prompt, type
"ssh" and type return.
Using any Linux or Unix computer, login into your FAS account. At the shell prompt, type
"ssh" and type return.
help on secure CRT More help on CRT
More help in general.
Your section assignment will be emailed to you by 5:00 pm Friday, September 19th.
* Calculus advising and placement help is available as follows: (we prefer to do calculus advising in person rather than by phone or e-mail).

  Robin Gottlieb
Science Center 430
Tel: 5-7882
(Placement advice)
John Hall
Science Center 420
Tel: 5-9580
(Placement advice)
Oliver Knill
Science Center 434
Tel: 5-5549
(Placement advice)
Rehana Patel
Science Center 423
Tel: 5-1748.
(Placement advice)
Peter Kronheimer
Science Center 343
Tel: 5-5745 (math23,25,55 only)
(Placement advice)
Thu:9/11   1-4 PM   2-5 PM  
Fri:9/12   1-3 PM 12-2 PM 2-5 PM 2-4 PM
Mon:9/1510:30-12:30 3-5 PM      
Tue:9/1610:30-12:30   1-3 PM   3-4 PM
Wed:9/17       10:30-1:30 3-4 PM
Thu:9/18   10-12 PM     3-4 PM
Fri:9/1910:30-12:30       2-3 PM
Mon:9/22 2-4 PM        

Advising is not done via telephone, so please stop by during scheduled advising times.
* REQUIRED Introductory Meetings will be held for each course on the following dates and locations:
Course Date Location Time
Xa Mon, Sep 15 Sci Center D8:30am-9:00am
1a Tue, Sep 16 Sci Center B8:30am-9:00am
1b Mon, Sep 15 Sci Center C8:30am-9:00am
21a Tue, Sep 16 Sci Center C8:30am-9:00am
21b Mon, Sep 15 Sci Center A8:30am-9:00am
*Non-sectioned courses 19,20,23,25 begin on Monday, September 15th.
*Sections in Xa,1a,1b,21a,21b will begin on Monday, September 22th.

* Math Warmup Series:

Online placement re-exam: If your placement advice asks you for more evaluation, we have a
  • Placement exam
  • If your score from the online exam differs significantly from the paper exam, take the results of both exams to one of our placement advisors listed above. The online exam can also be taken to see taken at any time from a computer on the Harvard network. Note that you can take the online exam more than once. In any event, remember: If you have conflicting placement advice, you should talk with a placement advisor.
    Last update, September 16, 2008

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