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Florence-1F
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Hi!
I know that the scale for the class isn't set and that there will be no curving so there is really no way of calculating your own grade. However, I've been re-reading this part of the syllabus: "50% or higher is required to pass with a C- or higher." Does this mean that 250 points will guarantee you a C-? Or will the scale ever be higher. For example will a C- end up being 300 points or something? I just need clarification for that part. Thank you!

chemlover
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im not sure that 250 points will guarantee a C- because the exams and homework points are scaled differently so it depends what you score on them.

Jazmin 1H
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When I read this on the syllabus, I interpreted it as: if you get a 50% to less than 70%, it will be treated as if you got a C-. Because of this, I think 250 points does mean that you are guaranteed a C-, but I may have interpreted incorrectly.

Jennifer 1G
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Jazmin 1H wrote:When I read this on the syllabus, I interpreted it as: if you get a 50% to less than 70%, it will be treated as if you got a C-. Because of this, I think 250 points does mean that you are guaranteed a C-, but I may have interpreted incorrectly.

I also thought that getting 250 points meant a C-. But the poster above makes a point as well so I'm not too sure.

melodyso1K
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Phil Timoteo 1K
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Based off the syllabus I believe 250 points is required to get a C-.

Florence-1F
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So does that mean that 250 up to 350 = C-?

alexagreco1A
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I think that it means 250 will be a C-, and then it is scaled up from there so if you have 350 it would be higher than that. I am not sure exactly how the curve works but that is my guess.

Jazmin 1H
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Florence-1F wrote:So does that mean that 250 up to 350 = C-?

yes, that is what someone said above.

Chem_Mod
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No. All it means it that 250/500 is needed to pass with the class (likely a C- because that is the minimum grade needed to pass the class).

Eruchi Okpara 2E
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Does anyone know when we will be getting our scores back from test one?

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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