# Physics 121,Spring 2008.

The final grade you earn is the weighted average of:

1. Final exam (25 - 30%)
2. 3 Mid-term exams (15 - 20% each)
3. Homework (20%)
4. Quizzes (10%)

The physics 121 laboratory is a required component of the course, but will be graded pass/fail. You will need to pass the lab in order for me to be able to assign a course grade. If you fail the lab, you will not receive a course grade until you have made up or repeated the lab work at the "pass" level.

I will calculate the final grade in 4 different ways:

 Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Final Homework Quizzes 1 15% 15% 15% 25% 20% 10% 2 --- 20% 20% 30% 20% 10% 3 20% --- 20% 30% 20% 10% 4 20% 20% --- 30% 20% 10%

The final grade is based on the highest grade calculated using the 4 different methods outlined above.
I do not grade on a curve. Why should I assume that x% of you will be failing this course? If you all do an excellent job, you all deserve an A. If you all do a poor job, you all deserve to fail. How well your neighbor is doing should not affect your grade! In the table below I have listed the grading table I will be using in this course.

 score < 30% : F 55% ≤ score < 60% : C+ 30% ≤ score < 35% : D- 60% ≤ score < 65% : B- 35% ≤ score < 40% : D 65% ≤ score < 70% : B 40% ≤ score < 45% : D+ 70% ≤ score < 75% : B+ 45% ≤ score < 50% : C- 75% ≤ score < 80% : A- 50% ≤ score < 55% : C 80% ≤ score : A

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