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JosephineF
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grading curve

Postby JosephineF » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm

does Lavelle grade on a curve?

Abhi Vempati 2H
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Re: grading curve

Postby Abhi Vempati 2H » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:29 pm

He doesn't curve tests, but he said that he looks at the point distributions at the end of the quarter and adjusts grades as necessary. Last quarter for 14A, I think it helped people by a couple points, but I wouldn't bank on it to save a grade. Hope this helps!

Andrew Liang 1I
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Re: grading curve

Postby Andrew Liang 1I » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:47 pm

Yea Dr. Lavelle doesn't curve any tests. He only adjusts the total points at the very end of the quarter.

Patricia Cardenas
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Re: grading curve

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:16 pm

There is no curve for tests or midterms, but the overall class has a curve, you need 50% to get a C-

Jessica Esparza 2H
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Re: grading curve

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:28 pm

I think if he does it'll only be a few points.

Qiu Ya Wu 4I
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Re: grading curve

Postby Qiu Ya Wu 4I » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:10 pm

Seeing as the class average was about a B+ for CHEM 14A, I would not expect a sizeable curve.

Celena Kim 2I
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Re: grading curve

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Unfortunately, there are no curves on exams :(

BritneyP- 2c
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Re: grading curve

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:59 pm

Lavelle doesn't curve his tests, but he curves the overall class grade which can help you or completely mess you up.

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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Re: grading curve

Postby Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:09 am

Professor Lavelle did not curve for Chem 14A so I'm sure he will follow the same grading system for Chem14B. On his syllabus, he mentions that he does not curve the grades so you have to make sure to get at least 50% of the total points (500 total points) in order to pass his class with a C- or better. In other words, try to get 250 points from tests, exams, homework, and discussion posts to be in good standing to pass his class.

Celine 1F
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Re: grading curve

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:08 am

He doesn't curve tests but at the end of the quarter, he adjusts the overall class grades

Jesalynne 2F
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Re: grading curve

Postby Jesalynne 2F » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:17 pm

There is not a curve, but in order to pass the class with a C- you need at least a 50% for your overall grade.


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