Grade Distribution
A = [90--100]
B = [80--90)
etc.
I use +/- grading sparingly.
Course Point Distribution
There will be approximately 1000 total points for the class. They will be
distributed as follows:
- Assignments --- This is a ``catch-all'' category, including two or
three
short papers as well as assignments geared toward learning computer
software and technology.
Assignments are to be turned in at the beginning of class on the due
date. Assignments turned in after this time are late.
Assignments
which are less than 24 hours late receive a 20 percent penalty
deduction. Assignments which are more than 24 hours late will not be
accepted.
Assignments will account for approximately 380 points.
- Quizzes --- Quizzes will be given on Tuesdays (with the exception
of the three weeks when midterms are scheduled)
at the beginning of class and
will cover the
previous week's material. Seven
quizzes will be counted, while the two lowest quizzes will be dropped.
Make-up quizzes will not be given.
Each quiz will be worth 10 points. So, quizzes account for
70 points.
- Midterms --- There will be three in-class midterms, scheduled for
September 24, October 22, and November 14.
If you cannot
take one of these midterms, please let me know as soon as possible.
If you have a valid excuse, a make-up will be scheduled. This
make-up should be scheduled to be taken within 48 hours of the ordinary
midterm. Each midterm will be worth 100 points.
- Final --- The cumulative final will be worth 250
points.
No extra credit is available.