To view your EXAM SCORES, enter CAPA
for the Supplementary Exam, or
for any problem set, and choose the option "E=view Exam summary" from
the main capa menu.
Exams are scored as 3 points per question.
Qualitative questions are scored as
3 points for 3/3 correct, 1 point for 2/3 correct.
Exam I: Average was 50%; 6 students scored 100%.
Exam II: Average was 54%; 6 students scored 100%.
Exam III: Average was 60%; 5 students scored 100%.
Exam IV: Average was 55%; 14 students scored 100%.
Lowest exam score is dropped, but all 4 exam supplements count.
Final exam: Average was 56%; 2 students scored 100%.
Grades were calculated according to the formula given in the
syllabus. Grade distribution:
23% of students earned 4.0
14% of students earned 3.5
14% of students earned 3.0
13% of students earned 2.5
12% of students earned 2.0
9% of students earned 1.5
7% of students earned 1.0
8% of students earned 0.0
The essay-style quiz was counted in such a way that the
maximum score (6pts) was worth the equivalent of 2 questions on
an exam. Like the exam supplements, and the factor 19/17 included
for the final exam, the quiz points were treated as bonus points --
they made point totals larger than 100% possible. Interestingly,
the average grade earned by students who
took the quiz was 3.2, while the average grade of students who were
absent on that particular Friday was 2.3. This large difference
in grades is not the result of the extra points earned on the quiz,
which was not enough to change many grades. It probably shows that
students do better if they come to class -- as a lecturer would hope!
(Or perhaps it shows that students don't like to attend classes that
they are doing poorly in.)
PHYSICS 232 FORUM
The first time you connect to FORUM, you must
register: give your name or an alias, and make
up a password.
I will enter the FORUM occasionally to answer questions.
An honors student will be online every Wednesday night
7:30pm-9:30pm to help with capa questions.
HELP ROOM hours: 9am-6pm Mon (B2 North Kedzie)
9am-8pm Tues (209 Physics)
9am-7pm Wed (B2 North Kedzie)