You will use your grades on WebCT and the grading policy from the syllabus
to figure out your class grade so far. This will be collected at the
begining of class on Tuesday.
Grading Policy from the Syllabus:
You can obtain a passing grade in this class by
completing your work and missing no more than 8 credit hours of
class. You should expect to work hard in this class,
and put in the necessary time outside of class
in order to complete homework
and assignments on time, as I also work hard to help you succeed.
To obtain an A in this class, you must demonstrate deep understanding
of the material.
Fill in the following from WebCT grades
Your name __________________________________________
Class Absences (in credit hours)__________
Major topic exams, presentations and/or papers 20%
Test 1 Grade out of 43_______
From above you see that
Major topic exams, presentations and/or papers are worth 20%.
- So multiply (20)*test 1 grade / 43__________
This gives you your that average at the moment out of 20 points.
Weekly lab projects 35%
Write down all of your lab project grades from WebCT
(Notice that Ben and stock are written twice - this is because they count
Wile/20 _____ Ben/20 _____ Ben/20 _____ condo/20 _____ tax/20 _____
polls/32 _____ car/20 _____ bungee/20 _____ stock/20 _____ stock/20 _____
Now cross out the lowest lab (just one!) both above and below.
You will notice that
there are 9 numbers left (since you have crossed out the tenth).
We will compute an average.
Take each grade (except the one you have "x"-ed out)
and divide by the number of points that it is worth (which is written next
to the lab above) and write the results below. Notice that everything
BUT THE polls lab is out of 20.
Each of your numbers below should be
less than one.
Wile _____ Ben _____ Ben _____ condo _____ tax _____
polls _____ car _____ bungee _____ stock _____ stock _____
Take the 9 numbers, add them up and divide by 9. Your answer
is _______ (which should be less than or equal to 1)
- From above you see that Weekly lab projects are worth 35%
So multiply your answer above by 35_______ This gives you your average at the
moment out of 35 points.
Participation in class and lab activities, on the bulletin board,
in assignments graded out of checkplus, and WebCT quizzes 20%
Write down your 4 highest quizzes from WebCT (ie drop the lowest)
_____ _____ _____ _____
Take an average of these (ie add them up and divide by 4). _____
You will get a number that is out of 100.
Adjust (ie raise or lower)
this number based on your presentations of hw when you were
called on, participation in class and lab activities, on the bulletin
board and in assignments graded out of checkplus, which also make up
your participation grade._____
Multiply this number by .20 ____ This gives you an average out of 20.
Your class average at the moment
Add up your answers to 1. 2. and 3. above to get a total out of 75
- Take this number and divide by 75 and then move the decimal over
two places to the right. ____ This gives you your
average at the moment, as a % out of 100.