Grade Policy

The final grade you earn is the weighted average of:

  1. Final exam (25 - 30%)
  2. 3 Mid-term exams (15 - 20% each)
  3. Homework (15%)
  4. Term Paper (15%)

I will calculate the final grade in four different ways:

 

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Final Exam

Homework

Paper

1

15%

15%

15%

25%

15%

15%

2

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20%

20%

30%

15%

15%

3

20%

---

20%

30%

15%

15%

4

20%

20%

---

30%

15%

15%

 

The final grade is based on the highest grade calculated using the four different methods outlined above.

I do not grade on a curve. Why should I assume that x% of you will be failing this course? If you all do an excellent job, you all deserve an A. If you all do a poor job, you all deserve to fail. How well your neighbor is doing should not affect your grade! In the table below I have listed the grading table I will be using in this course.

score < 30% :

F

55% ≤ score < 60% :

C+

30% ≤ score < 35% :

D-

60% ≤ score < 65% :

B-

35% ≤ score < 40% :

D

65% ≤ score < 70% :

B

40% ≤ score < 45% :

D+

70% ≤ score < 75% :

B+

45% ≤ score < 50% :

C-

75% ≤ score < 80% :

A-

50% ≤ score < 55% :

C

80% ≤ score :

A


Last updated on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 16:34

 

Grade Policy.

I do not grade on a curve.  Why should I assume that x% of you will be failing this course?  If you all do an excellent job, you all deserve an A.  If you all do a poor job, you all deserve to fail.  How well your neighbor is doing should not affect your grade! 

In the table I have listed the grading scheme I will be using in this course

NOTE: I reserve the right to give you a higher grade!