Curving in Chem 14A

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Curving in Chem 14A

Postby 305339018 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:08 am

Does Professor Lavelle curve any exams or the final grade?

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby chrisleung-2J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:13 am

I believe that final grades are sometimes curved depending on the distribution for the class overall, but I don't think Professor Lavelle has confirmed anything.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby Donna Nguyen 2L » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:17 am

His syllabus says the class doesn't use a curve, but I've heard that it depends on the grades distribution at the end of the quarter.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:39 am

I heard the same. The final distribution can alter your grade by a bit.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:46 am

There is a chance for a slight curve, but it’s not large enough for us to bank on it.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby Julia Mazzucato 4D » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:15 am

I've heard in the past Dr. Lavelle has curved the class so the average is a B-, but it's important to note that the class structure has changed since a few years ago (there used to be two midterms, now there is one, etc.) so this could or could not be a thing. I would say don't rely on a curve, prepare for there to be no curve.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 am

Nothing has been curved yet, but I believe that in the past Dr. Lavelle has curved the final grades of the class.

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Re: Curving in Chem 14A

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:21 am

So does anyone have an idea what the scale may be for each letter grade since a 50% is a C-?


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