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Roni Touboul
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 am

how does lavelle calculate the final grade? is it curved or on a point system?

Theodore_Herring_1A
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:29 am

Lavelle looks at all the grades and then he decides what is a fair A, B, C, etc. However, no one's grade will go down, only up. For example, he might decide a solid B is an 80%, and thus he would scale everyone's grade up 5%. However, he will not scale the grades down in any situation.

205458163
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 am

It includes the discussion in Chemistry Community, weekly homework, midterm, and final grade. Your total point will be 500. You can find more detailed information from your class syllabus.

Manav Govil 4A
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:19 am

From Lavelle's website:

"Each test and exam has a total score but is not assigned a grade. Only at the end of the class
when the class average score (out of 500 points) is known are final grades assigned. This class
does not use a curve. Group learning (Chemistry Community, Study Groups, Peer Learning, etc.)
is encouraged. 50% or higher is required to pass with a C- or higher."

Patricia Cardenas
Posts: 47
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:17 am

From the syllabus, we know the class is curved but it can only end up helping you. 50% or higher will be a C.

PGao_1B
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Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:15 am