What is a passing grade?  [ENDORSED]

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What is a passing grade?

Postby 904940852 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:07 am

In the syllabus it states that we need at least a 50% to pass the class. What letter grade does that guarantee, and is there any sort of curve in for chem 14a?

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Re: What is a passing grade?

Postby Karan Singh Lecture 3 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:13 pm

I believe it guarantees a C- and I am not sure about the curve.

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Re: What is a passing grade?

Postby Adrian Franco 3H » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:04 pm

From the syllabus, it states that the class does not use a curve, and that your grade is calculated out of the total 500 points. I may be misinterpreting it though!

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Re: What is a passing grade?

Postby Tim Foster 2A » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm

The syllabus says that final grades will not be assigned until the class average score out of 500 is known, which makes me think (hope) that perhaps our grade will be out of slightly less than 500, but I am not sure

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Re: What is a passing grade?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:20 pm

A passing grade is a C-. Dr. Lavelle's Chem 14A class is not graded on a curve, but a straight scale. Your letter grade will reflect the total points you earned in the class this quarter. You will never be given a lower letter grade than what you have earned. HOWEVER, if the final class average (total of all tests, midterms, homework points, etc.) does fall below what Dr. Lavelle would like/expect, there could be a small grade shift to your advantage. However, you should not rely on this as the class average for all the tests and midterm this quarter were very high.

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