**GRADING CRITERIA
**Physics 231C, Fall
2006

**Grading Scale:**

4.0 |
92% |

3.5 |
84% |

3.0 |
76% |

2.5 |
68% |

2.0 |
60% |

1.5 |
52% |

1.0 |
44% |

**Grading weights:**

3 Midterms (15% each) |
45 % |

Final |
30 % |

Homework (LON-CAPA) |
25 % |

- There are no make-up midterm exams. However, if you miss a midterm exam for any reason you will be allowed to drop this exam and the midterm portion of your final grade will be based on the other three midterm exams. Only one exam will be dropped. If you take all four midterms, your lowest midterm exam score will be dropped when calculating your final grade
- The percentage score on each midterm exam will be calculated relative to 90% of the possible points on the exam. Students scoring higher than 100% are allowed to keep the extra points. To calculate your percent score on an exam: EXAM1%=100*(exam1 points earned)/(0.90*possible points on exam 1)
- The percentage score on the final exam will be calculated relative to 90% of the possible points on the exam. Students scoring higher than 100% are allowed to keep the extra points.
- Homework percentage will be calculated relative to 90% of the total possible homework points, HW% = 100 * (HW points)/(0.9*possible HW points). HW score will be capped at 100%. This provides a 10% buffer for technical problems. No extensions will be given for HW without exceptional circumstances. Students are responsible for finding a site from which they can enter their answers. "The net was down when I tried to enter my problems from Ohio" or "I couldn't get LON-CAPA to work from my parent's computer" are not valid excuses, but "I have three weeks of chemotherapy" is a valid excuse.

*Last updated Tuesday March 21, 2006 *