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Class Grading

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 pm
by Brianna Brockman 1F
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.

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 pm
by Shash Khemka 1K
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!

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:13 pm
by Lauren Ho 2E
I think our grades will be based off of the class average out of 500 points

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:48 pm
by Saima Salam 3J
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.

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:59 pm
by Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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%... ??

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:09 pm
by JiangJC Dis2K
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.

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:25 pm
by Mikka Hoffman 1C
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!

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:35 pm
by Edward Suarez 1I
don't think so but i think he has the right to change the curve at the end of the semester

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:39 pm
by 405098546
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.

Re: Class Grading

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:30 pm
by Anjali 4A
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.