Grading Policy

Graded Course Activities

Assignment Points Possible Total Points Description
Introduction 20 20 Practice assignments to introduce you to the course structure
Problem Sets 24 on each 240 Top 10 scores from 11 problem sets
Discussions 12 on each 120 Top 10 scores from 11 discussions
Muddiest Points 2 on each 20 Top 10 scores from 11 muddiest points
Exams 200 600 Multiple choice and short answer
Total   1000 Possible points

Grading Scale

Grade Points Percentage Performance
4.0 900 to 1000 90 to 100% Excellent Work
3.5 840 to 899 84 to 89% Nearly Excellent Work
3.0 780 to 839 78 to 83% Very Good Work
2.5 730 to 779 73 to 77% Good Work
2.0 670 to 729 67 to 72% Average Work
1.5 620 to 669 62 to 66% Below Average Work
1.0 560 to 619 56 to 61% Poor Work
0.0 0 to 559 0 to 55% Failing Work

Viewing Grades

Grades will always be available on the D2L gradebook. Problem sets and muddiest point grades are based on participation and will be posted as promptly as possible. Problem set grading is based on a serious attempt at answering the question. The answer does not need to be correct to receive points. Answers for the problem sets will be given in the review videos. The multiple-choice portion of the exams will be automatically graded but will not be available to students until after the exam closes. Short answers will be graded by hand and will not be completed until the day after the exam.

Any grading questions or concerns should be addressed as soon as possible. At most, questions about grades should be submitted within one week of the grade being posted to D2L.