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Is this course curved?

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 pm
by Jasmine 2C
Does anyone know if the midterm/final/course overall is curved?

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:48 pm
by Chem_Mod
No.
As stated in the syllabus 50% or higher is needed to pass with C- or higher.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:12 pm
by 105335337
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.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:05 am
by Julie_Reyes1B
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.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 am
by andrewcj 2C
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.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:45 pm
by Rosa Munoz 2E
In the syllabus it says it is not curved but he usually does.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:49 pm
by Shimei_2F
It's 50% to get a C- in the class and he probably rounds your grade at the end if you're really close.

Re: Is this course curved?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:54 pm
by Naren_Ramesh_4F
He has a "Grade adjustment period" at the end of the quarter. So the class gets curved slightly at the end.