Final Grades

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Maria Solis Disc 1G
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Final Grades

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:37 pm

Hey so does anyone know how the grading in this class is done. Is the class curved or is there a specific rubric. I've been asking around but still can't seem to find out.

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Final Grades

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:40 pm

Maria Solis Disc 4C wrote:Hey so does anyone know how the grading in this class is done. Is the class curved or is there a specific rubric. I've been asking around but still can't seem to find out.


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Maria Solis Disc 1G
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Re: Final Grades

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Yeah I know that but like overall letter grade is what I'm asking.

404536963
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Re: Final Grades

Postby 404536963 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 pm

I'm not 100% sure but I think the class is just graded on that rubric and not curved.

yaosamantha4F
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Re: Final Grades

Postby yaosamantha4F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:48 pm

If you get at least 250 points, you're guaranteed a C-. I believe Dr. Lavelle said he would work out the specific letter grade/point distributions after the final?

Raquel Rodriguez
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Re: Final Grades

Postby Raquel Rodriguez » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:10 am

You just need 250 points to pass the class. But a 70% is still a C and on.

Kaylee Kang 1G
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Re: Final Grades

Postby Kaylee Kang 1G » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:14 am

I do not believe final grades are curved for this class.

Veronica Soliman 4H
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Re: Final Grades

Postby Veronica Soliman 4H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:23 am

I think the final grades will be curbed based on the averages for the midterms, quizzes, and finals. So if the average for the midterm was an 83, the highest score would probably set this curve and anyone below this would actually have gotten less than what they got.

JiangJC Dis2K
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Re: Final Grades

Postby JiangJC Dis2K » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:23 am

Its based off of a point system overall, but there is a note on the syllabus that says a 50% is a C- (which would typically be a 70%), so I think the class is curved overall to the letter grade at the end. I'm assuming it can only help and not hurt you because its not a competetive scaling or anything.

dgerges 4H
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Re: Final Grades

Postby dgerges 4H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:09 pm

The class isn't based on a curve of our own class, but all the classes before us. This means that he has taken the averages from previous classes and uses them as a guideline for how grades should be set

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Re: Final Grades

Postby michellebui_3L » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:35 pm

I'm pretty sure there isn't a curve for this class and that it's based on a point system. However, if you do get 50% (250/500 points), then this is the exception to earning a C-. He mentioned this in lecture once.


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