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You should never assume that you will be dropped from the class simply because you are not attending lectures or not taking exams. If you wish to drop the class, you should follow the University Procedures, which are outlined under ``Drop'' below.
You are expected (but not required) to attend every scheduled class. At all times, you are responsible for knowing every topic covered in class (whether or not it is covered in the book), for obtaining all materials distributed in class or over the web, and for knowing every change in either a homework assignment, a Matlab project, an exam schedule, an office hour, or a course policy that is announced in class or on the web. Graded homeworks and exams will only be returned directly to each student.
The University Class Attendance Policy can be found at http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/atedasse.html .