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The guidelines for determining final grades are detailed below. See also Make-up Exam, Delayed Grade, Attendance and Extra-Credit guidelines
Individual grades can be accessed via the My Gateway web site. Select "Student Tools" and click on "Check Your Grades."
Test 1 Class Statistics
|2 A (20%)||2 B (20%)||3 C (30)||2 D (20%)||1 F (10%)|
|Mean: 78||Median: 77||N=10||Range 96-58 out of 100||Range: 60-34 out of 65|
Test 2 Class Statistics
|3 A (30%)||2 B (20%)||4 C (40)||1 D (10%)||0 F (0%)|
|Mean: 80.8||Median: 78||N=10||Range 96-68 out of 100||Range: 46-32 out of 50|
Percentage distribution for the course requirements in determining the final grade is as follows:
and In Class Participation: 20%
To receive full credit
for class participation students must post at least 15 messages (questions or
comments related to class topics) via the CourseInfo Discussion Group Board over
the course of the semester. The first message must be posted within the first week
of the semester. At least two (2) of these messages must be critiques (1/2-1
page critical analyses of other studentís essays and www reports). Messages
will be evaluated for conceptual soundness and theoretical relevance.
Messages will be evaluated for conceptual soundness, relevance to class issues, and theoretical cogency. The table below only shows the potential points available based on the number of messages you send.
10 or more messages
Attendance will be monitored. Late arrivals and early departures demonstrate a lack of concern for the instructor and your classmates. This is your class, you are paying for it. It is your responsibility to arrange your schedule to allow you to attend the class. Excessive disruptions, from whatever source or for whatever reason, will not be tolerated. Students with consistent attendance will be eligible for extra-credit, at the discretion of the instructor. Students who show excessive absences or who are disruptive may be penalized by having their semester grade lowered incrementally (3 misses based on random monitoring: B- to C+, etc.).
A modest addition (.25-1.5 points) will be added to the final score of those who have demonstrated concern and committment to the class as indicated by their attendance record.
Final grades will be assigned based on the University of Missouri-St. Louis guidelines for incremental grading. A: 93-100; A-:, 90-92; B+: 87-89; B: 83-86; B-: 80-82; C+: 77-79; C: 73-76; C-: 70-72; D+: 67-69; D: 63-66; D-: 60-62; F: 59 and Below
Extra Credit:The idea of extra credit is an oxymoron. There is only credit! Besides the possibility of 1-2 points being awarded for consistent attendance, THERE IS NO EXTRA CREDIT in my classes. If you are having difficulties with the course work, get help as early in the semester as possible. Adding more work will NOT help you, and if you can not do the regular work adequately any additional work will not be to your benefit. More IS NOT (necessarily) better. Rather than worrying about doing more workFOCUS on the regularly assigned work and do it to the BEST of your abilities.
Make-up exams will be given only under special circumstances. Students MUST notify the instructor before, or within 48 hours of, missing an exam to schedule a make-up. Excuses must be documented. Make-up exams must be completed within one (1) week of the regularly scheduled exam. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in a Zero (0) being recorded for the exam in question. Make-up exams for the final exam are extremely limited due to time constraints at the end of the semester. If you miss the final exam, contact the instructor immediately, and see the guidelines for Delayed Grades below.
Delayed Grade Policy:If a student fails to take the final exam, and/or fails to submit the required critical thinking project for the course, a Delayed Grade can be negotiated. Students MUST contact the instructor by 5:00pm on the day of the final exam period to request a delayed grade. If students DO NOT initiate the request for a delayed grade a score of ZERO (0) will be assigned for any uncompleted work.
Delayed grades MUST be made up by the end of the following semester (Summer and Interim Semesters excluded). Failure to make-up a delayed grade by the end of the following semester will result in an F being recorded for the course grade. Delayed grades WILL NOT be extended past one semester unless exceptional circumstances (as decided by the instructor) are evident.
Individual grades can be accessed via the CourseInfo web site
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