Class Grading

General non-science questions and class announcements.

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Brianna Brockman 1F
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

Class Grading

Postby Brianna Brockman 1F » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Will this class be graded on a curve like most STEM courses? I searched through the sylabus and didn't see anything about the grading scale, so I wanted to ask.

Shash Khemka 1K
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Shash Khemka 1K » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 pm

I think the class isn't curved because, on the syllabus, there is a 500 point total grade already calculated out. Plus, I remember hearing people say that the class might not be curved. I'm not 100% sure but I hope this helps!

Lauren Ho 2E
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:16 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:13 pm

I think our grades will be based off of the class average out of 500 points

Saima Salam 3J
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Saima Salam 3J » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:48 pm

Actually, I read some of the older post from Lavelle about curving. He said in that post "curves vary from quarter to quarter" and students can expect a 3-5% curve from the standard point scale. I hope he still continues this grade curving.

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:59 pm

Does anyone know the range of an A in the class, a B, and C. In terms of points or percentage. I am a little confused because on the syllabus it says a passing grade C- is a 50%... ??

JiangJC Dis2K
Posts: 72
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby JiangJC Dis2K » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:09 pm

No, this class is not graded on a curve. On the syllabus it lists and overall point system. Basically, I think the homework points and chemistry community points act as a kind of curve like or buffer to your grade. Honestly, the curve would probably hurt more than help.

Mikka Hoffman 1C
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am
Been upvoted: 2 times

Re: Class Grading

Postby Mikka Hoffman 1C » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:25 pm

This is what the syllabus says about grading: "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." Hope that helps!

Edward Suarez 1I
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Edward Suarez 1I » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:35 pm

don't think so but i think he has the right to change the curve at the end of the semester

405098546
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby 405098546 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:39 pm

On the syllabus it says the class takes the average of the total points out of 500 that students get in the class. Then it gives grades to students accordingly.

Anjali 4A
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 am

Re: Class Grading

Postby Anjali 4A » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:30 pm

The syllabus says that the class is not curved, however, from past experience if a class is based on a straight scale (A+ 97% A 93-96% A- 90-92 % and so on) and the average is lower than a B the class will be curved in our favor. But I am not too sure if this applies to Chem14a.


Return to “Administrative Questions and Class Announcements”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests