Is this course curved?

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Jasmine 2C
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Is this course curved?

Postby Jasmine 2C » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 pm

Does anyone know if the midterm/final/course overall is curved?

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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:48 pm

No.
As stated in the syllabus 50% or higher is needed to pass with C- or higher.

105335337
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby 105335337 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:12 pm

While the final exams are not curved, I do believe that at the very end, it depends on whether or not the top person did in the class to determine the grade of everyone else.

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:05 am

The points at the end may be adjusted based on the midterm and final averages. For example, everyone may get an extra 10-20 points (out of 500) to boost the grades a little bit.

andrewcj 2C
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby andrewcj 2C » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 am

From what I can gather, the midterm was quite difficult for most people, so there's a chance a few points may be added to normalize the grades of the class.

Rosa Munoz 2E
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby Rosa Munoz 2E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:45 pm

In the syllabus it says it is not curved but he usually does.

Shimei_2F
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:49 pm

It's 50% to get a C- in the class and he probably rounds your grade at the end if you're really close.

Naren_Ramesh_4F
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Re: Is this course curved?

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:54 pm

He has a "Grade adjustment period" at the end of the quarter. So the class gets curved slightly at the end.


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