This page does not represent the most current semester of this course; it is present merely as an archive.
Grading is one of the aspects of a course that instructors enjoy even less than students. Still, we are stuck with them, so here goes.
|Portion of course||Percentage of Final Grade|
Your final grade is computed based on the percentage of points you have earned and is designed to match the GPS value of each letter. For reasons I do not understand, that is not a linear scale: for example,
B+ = 0.4 grade points while
B = 0.3 grade points. For reasons even farther from my ken, the most common grading scale I have seen is also not linear but differently spaced than the grade points. Following is a scale spaced like the grade point scale:
|You get||if you score|
|A+||near the top|
I do not round grades. 92.99999919% is not ≥ 93% and is thus an A−, not an A.
I do not curve grades. However, I might adjust rubrics based on systemic problems in assignments that are revealed as part of the grading process.
If I believe you have cheated, I may apply an arbitrarily harsh grade penalty up to and including an F in the course. This penalty is independent of any findings of the University Honor System.