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Meghan Krushena 2E
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Curve

Postby Meghan Krushena 2E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:59 pm

Is there a curve for this class? I remember in the 7 series there was usually some type of curve but I wasn't sure if there is a curve for this class?

Tam Nguyen 2B
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Re: Curve

Postby Tam Nguyen 2B » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:02 pm

I do not think there is a curve for this class, I don't recall any mention of it in the syllabus.

Mariah Disc 2C
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Re: Curve

Postby Mariah Disc 2C » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:03 pm

There isn't a curve but I heard he adjusts grades at the end of the quarter based on the class average.

Britney Tran IJ
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Re: Curve

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:03 pm

there isn't a curve but I think the average will be adjusted in the end

Minh Nguyen 3A
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Re: Curve

Postby Minh Nguyen 3A » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:05 pm

I haven't heard anything official in terms of a curve, so I wouldn't be surprised if our raw scores made up our official grades. Based on past years, though, there might be a small curve with a few points, but considering the class averages for this year I'm not really sure.

Edward Castro
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Re: Curve

Postby Edward Castro » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:07 pm

There is not a curve in the class but professor does adjust grades at the end.

505612629
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Re: Curve

Postby 505612629 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:46 pm

Seeing that there is a chance of an adjustment gives me hope, but no curve has been mentioned by Dr. Lavelle.

alebenavides
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Re: Curve

Postby alebenavides » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:56 pm

I don't believe there is a curve for anything in this class :/

Jasmin Kumar 1G
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Re: Curve

Postby Jasmin Kumar 1G » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:29 pm

I don't think that there is a curve for this class since it is a point system that determines our grades

Nandhini Ekambaram 1L
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Re: Curve

Postby Nandhini Ekambaram 1L » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:40 pm

I don't think he has mentioned anything about curving exams or the class.

Faith Lee 2L
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Re: Curve

Postby Faith Lee 2L » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:11 pm

I don't recall any mention of a curve in lecture or the syllabus.

IshanModiDis2L
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Re: Curve

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:11 pm

I don't think there is something like a curve in this class but we never know due to it being a multiple choice final and what I can assume is Dr. Lavelle's first final of this sort.

Michelle Magana 2B
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Re: Curve

Postby Michelle Magana 2B » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:05 pm

I dont think theres a curve but the professor emailed students saying he will add 10 bonus points to the final, so hopefully that can help some students out

Hannah Chang 3K
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Re: Curve

Postby Hannah Chang 3K » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:18 pm

The average of this class still falls within c+/b- range so probably no curve will be applied.

Britney Tran IJ
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Re: Curve

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:32 pm

ni curve but he did say that 10 bonus points would be added to the finals grade

Giselle_zamora_1L
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Re: Curve

Postby Giselle_zamora_1L » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:19 pm

there is no official curve but as long as you get 50% of the required points , you pass with a C- and he just emailed everyone that he will be adding 10 additional points to everyone's grades, capped at 100%

Brandon Gruender 3F
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Re: Curve

Postby Brandon Gruender 3F » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:59 pm

There is no curve, but he did say that he is adding 10 points to the final grade. That should help!

Micaela Estavillo
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Re: Curve

Postby Micaela Estavillo » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:51 pm

No curve, but a C- is 50% i believe

Jaden Kwon 3C
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Re: Curve

Postby Jaden Kwon 3C » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:02 am

I don't think there's a curve because of how the professor adds points to tests which should help regardless.

Jaden Kwon 3C
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Re: Curve

Postby Jaden Kwon 3C » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:02 am

I don't think there's a curve because of how the professor adds points to tests which should help regardless.

Jack Kettering 3D
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Re: Curve

Postby Jack Kettering 3D » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:04 am

No curve but 10 extra points on the final which is nice :)

Ximeng Guo 2K
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Re: Curve

Postby Ximeng Guo 2K » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:00 am

Nope

FrancescaHawkins2H
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Re: Curve

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:08 am

It seems like the class average is pretty high so there probably won't be a curve, but the professor did say in an email that he will be giving everyone an additional 10 points on the final (capped at 180), and he mentioned in a post on Chem Community to expect more good news by the end of the week.

Will Pham 1J
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Re: Curve

Postby Will Pham 1J » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:20 am

The syllabus said there wouldn't be a curve but Dr. Lavelle added 10 points to our finals!

Mackenzie Van Val 3E
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Re: Curve

Postby Mackenzie Van Val 3E » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:36 pm

There is definitely no curve in terms of a 'bell curve', which I am very grateful for. As the other commenters have said, though, he did kind of 'curve' our final by adding points.

FrancescaHawkins2H
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Re: Curve

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:05 pm

Someone mentioned above that you need at least 50% to get a C- in the class, and I know it says that on the syllabus, but does this mean that everyone who gets a grade above a 50% will definitely pass the class with a C-? Or does it just mean that students who score less than 50% will definitely not pass the class?

almost_ethan
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Re: Curve

Postby almost_ethan » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:11 pm

Yea, I keep hearing TAs say that there hasn't been any talks about a curve--which is kinda tragic.

Ashley Wagner 2A
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Re: Curve

Postby Ashley Wagner 2A » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:17 pm

No, I don’t think there is a curve for this class.

jasonfarrales3D
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Re: Curve

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:22 pm

Unfortunately, there will not be a curve in this class, but Professor Lavelle did add +10 points to each of our finals!!

Zoe Staggs 3B
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Re: Curve

Postby Zoe Staggs 3B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:34 pm

There is no curve, but an extra 10 points will be added on to each student’s exam. Additionally, all grades higher than 50% are considered a C-


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