**GRADING
CRITERIA
**Physics 231C, Fall
2011

**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:**

Best four Midterm Exams (15% each) |
60 % |

Final Exam |
25 % |

Homework (LON-CAPA) |
15 % |

- The weights for the class add up to 100%.
- 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
four midterm exams. Only one midterm exam will be dropped. If you take all
five midterms, your lowest midterm exam score will be dropped when
calculating your final grade.
- Midterm exams: The points on each mid-term exam can
vary, but each exam will count for 15% of the final grade. The mid term exams are 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 sheet). The midterm exams will have correction exams as a homework. 30% of the**positive**difference between the correction exam and the original exam will be added to your original exam score as a bonus. Only students taking the original exam will have access to the correction exam. Scores on the original exam will not be available until after the correction exam due date. The corrections will be due on the Sunday after the midterm exam at 11:59 pm. - Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The
final exam will not have a correction exam. The exam is closed book.
However, you may use three 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheets of
**hand-written**notes and equations (you may use both sides of the sheets). - 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.

*Last updated: January 6
2012*