**GRADING CRITERIA
**Physics 231C, Summer 2014

**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:**

Midterm Exam |
30 % |

Final Exam |
40 % |

Homework (LON-CAPA) |
30 % |

- The weights for the class add up to 100%.
- There are bonus questions in the online lecture folders. You should be able to answer these after completing the assigned reading from the required text and watching the online lectures. These bonus questions are programmed to look like exam questions, as such, they are all multiple choice. Some of these bonus questions are questions used on previous exams for this course and its traditional equivalent. Lon-Capa's feedback option is disabled, so unlike regular homework problems, Lon-Capa will not tell you if you have the correct answer until after the due date. In addition, the discussion board on these questions has been disable, they are meant for you to work out yourself after having read the assigned reading and watched the online lectures. All points earned here will be added to your total homework points as a homework bonus (scores over 100% are allowed). Note: solutions and hints to the bonus questions will not be provided.
- Midterm exam: Maximum score: 50 points.
The exam is closed book. However, you may use a single 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheet of
**hand-written**notes and equations (you may use both sides of the sheets). - Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points.
The exam is closed book. However, you may use two 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheets of
**hand-written**notes and equations (you may use both sides of the sheets). No correction exam with the final exam. - This grading scale
**might**be lowered slightly in your favor, but it will not be raised. - Late homework and/or bonus questions will not be accepted:-- the closing time will be strictly enforced. Enter your solutions early to avoid computer/network woes close to the deadline. 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.
- Scoring system and final average formula for the course

*Last updated: Marxh 3, 2014*