Last Update: 12 May 2004
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I have submitted the grades. Please stop by my office (Bell 214) to pick up your papers/exams/etc. (If I'm not in when you come by, send me email or call me (645-3180 x 112) to find out when I will be in. If you're away for the summer, please stop by in the Fall.)
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY LEFT TOWN AND/OR WILL NOT BE HERE IN THE FALL, THEN PLEASE EMAIL ME AN ADDRESS WHERE I CAN MAIL YOU YOUR GRADED PAPERS. REMEMBER: IF YOU DON'T PICK THEM UP OR HAVE ME MAIL THEM TO YOU, I HAVE TO KEEP THEM FOR 3 YEARS!! :-(
Legally, I can no longer post the grades, even by last 4 digits of your person number, but they should be available from MyUB.
Here's how I computed your grades; the percentages were originally outlined on the syllabus. For details of my generic (3-point) grading scheme, see my webpage: "How I Grade"
There were 27 class meetings at which attendance was taken.
I decided to allow 3 unexcused absences.
I then assigned grades as follows:
|A||24-27||i.e., if you attended at least 24 times, you got an A for attendance|
Here, I focused on your participation as measured by the peer editing sessions. These were 5, on Jan 29, Feb 24, Mar 25, Apr 8, & Apr 20. I measured your participation by your class attendance on those days.
|If you attended:||Then your grade is:|
|all 5 peer-ed sessions||A|
A = "good" journal; i.e., notes and comments on most of the readings
C = any journal that is not clearly A or clearly D
D = journal handed in, but looks like virtually no work was done for it
F = no journal handed in
Here, I used the following "procedure" (I hesitate to call it an "algorithm" :-)
If you chose not to do either of these (thus aiming for a maximum grade of "B"), I assigned you an "F" for this item (which automatically gives you a "B" if you have an "A" average on items 1-4).
The term papers were graded on my 3-item grading rubric as explained on my grading webpage, as follows:
The final exams were graded as follows:
0 = not done
This yielded a total of 15 points, with letter grades assigned as follows:
The class averages (and ranges) were as follows:
|CSE 510||PHI 498||CSE 410|
|avg (range)||avg (range)||avg (range)|
|Attendance||A- (16/27)||A (22/26)||B+ (3/27)|
|Participation||A- (C+/A)||A- (B/A)||A- (F/A)|
|Reading Journals||A (F/A)||A (F/A)||B+ (F/A)|
|Position Papers||A (B/A)||B+ (D/A)||B (D/A)|
|Term Papers||B+ (C/A)||C (C/C)||D (D/D)|
|Final Exams||B- (D/A)||B (D+/A)||C- (D/B)|
|Course Grade||A- (B-/A)||B (D+/A)||B- (F/A-)|