Curve?

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Celio_G_Dis2C
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Curve?

Postby Celio_G_Dis2C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:51 am

So the syllabus says that a 50% is required o pass the class with at least a C- but at the same time, "there's no curve" is what I've been hearing from most students so if I have a 75% in the class it'll remain the same but if I get a 50% it'll jump up to 70%?

Courtney Quan 1C
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Re: Curve?

Postby Courtney Quan 1C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:30 am

Note that the syllabus says, "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." Your final grade will be determined at the end of the course, when the class average is known.

allisoncarr1i
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Re: Curve?

Postby allisoncarr1i » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:20 am

Does that line in the syllabus also mean that anyone who receives over 50% of the points will pass?

deniise_garciia
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Re: Curve?

Postby deniise_garciia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:32 am

if anyone knows more about this may they please update us, I have this similar question.

Marina Gollas 1A
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Re: Curve?

Postby Marina Gollas 1A » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 am

As of now with what he stated in the syllabus, if you were to receive about 250/500 points, you will pass the class with a C-, so if you have a 75%, then that means it might average up to a B or B+, depending as the student above said, on the class average. This what is some people in the class were saying when I asked them this question. :) hope this helped.

Jeannine 1I
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Re: Curve?

Postby Jeannine 1I » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am

allisoncarr1i wrote:Does that line in the syllabus also mean that anyone who receives over 50% of the points will pass?


Yes, this means that as long as students get 50% (250/500 points), they will pass the class with a C- (:

Lynsea_Southwick_2K
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Re: Curve?

Postby Lynsea_Southwick_2K » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 am

Last quarter w Lavelle, same grading system, I ended with 344/500 and that resulted in a C. I think it depends on the class averages.

Liliana Aguas 3G
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Re: Curve?

Postby Liliana Aguas 3G » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:09 pm

Yes, it is all just based on the class average so technically there is no curve.

Varadhan_3G
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Re: Curve?

Postby Varadhan_3G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 pm

Once a class average is determined at the end, the grades will be adjusted, I think.

Patricia Cardenas
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Re: Curve?

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:06 pm

i was confused about this as well, I had assumed based off the syllabus a 50% would be a C-

selatran1h
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Re: Curve?

Postby selatran1h » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:11 am

The class is technically not curved, but rather scale based. So depending on what the overall class average is, the scale will be shifted and grades will be assigned accordingly I'm pretty sure.


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