Problem Set 9 Is Now Available: Due After Thanksgiving
Problem Set 9 is now available (due in discussion sections during the...
For each examination that you take, we will record a numerical score that ranges from 0 to 100. We may adjust raw examination scores upwards if we decide that the examination was difficult. We use only numerical scores until the end of the term, at which time a letter grade is computed based on overall performance.
Your numerical course average (CA) will be computed according to one of the following two schemes, whichever yields the higher score. This means, that one low score in a midterm exam will not lower your course grade. It always make sense to take both midterm exams, however, because a good score can raise your grade, but a low score will not lower your grade.
Course Average with Two Midterms  Course Average with One Midterm  


Individual exams receive numerical scores but not letter grades. Lettergrades are not assigned until the end of the semester. The course average will be calculated at the end of the semester using the formulas above. Then, the course average is converted to a letter grade as follows. No exceptions are ever made.
Course Average  
A  93.0  or more  
A  90.0  to  92.9 
B+  87.0  to  89.9 
B  83.0  to  86.9 
B  80.0  to 
82.9

C+  77.0  to  79.9 
C  73.0  to  76.9 
C  65.0  to  72.9 
D  60.0  to  64.9 
F  less than  60.0 
Note: Attendance in lectures and discussion sections is required. We will lower you course grade for unexcused absences (see Attendance above) or for an unusually large number of incorrect clicker answers.