Class Curve

General non-science questions and class announcements.

Brianna Brockman 1F
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Class Curve

I know there's no curve, but 50% is passing with a C-. How does the rest of the class grading balance out if a C- is 50%? is it 50-75% is a C- and then the rest, C-A+ follows a normal grading scale, or is it evened out to, say, 50-65% is a C scale, 66-80% is a B scale, etc etc?

904936893
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Re: Class Curve

I would assume 50-72% or so would be a C- and then the rest of the grading would be on a normal scale. I'm sure you could ask your TA though, or professor Lavelle.

Jchellis 1I
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Re: Class Curve

I don't think it says that C- is passing in the syllabus but that has seemed to be the case at least in 14A.

Jennifer Lathrop 1F
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Re: Class Curve

C- is considered passing I believe. If you get a D+ though you will still get credit from the course but will not be able to move in the series. That was the case for 14A and I would assume it would be similar for this course as well.

Tatum Keichline 2B
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Re: Class Curve

I am confused on this as well, but I think 50% is the minimum and it goes in increments of 10-20% for the rest of the letter grades.

Millicent Navarro 1I
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Re: Class Curve

On the syllabus, it states, "50% or higher is required to pass with a C- or higher." Therefore, if your overall grade in the class is 50% or higher, you pass the class. However, I am not entirely sure about the breakdown...

shouse1f
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Re: Class Curve

In the syllabus, it says that 50% is required to get a C-, and a C- is passing and is what is required to move on to the next course in the series.

Alexandra Albers 1D
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Re: Class Curve

Dr. Lavelle may also adjust the grades after the final has been graded. In 14A, I believe his policy was that once all of the class averages were in, he would adjust the grading scale accordingly if it was needed. He will probably have a similar policy for 14B, though I wouldn't rely on this changing a grade drastically.

allisoncarr1i
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Re: Class Curve

so does getting 50% of the points mean you will pass the class regardless of the class average?

Abby-Hile-1F
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Re: Class Curve

I remember him saying that getting below a 50% means you are at risk of failing, but I'm not really sure how he does the final grade.

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: Class Curve

I believe Dr. Lavelle curves the final class grade based on how all of the classes did. He did this in 14A, otherwise I would've ended up with a lower grade than I actually did.

Jchellis 1I
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Re: Class Curve

I think it says you cannot pass with under a 50% but it does not specify if you will if you have over.