The final grade will be made up of four parts with the following weights:
i) Quizzes 20%
ii) Labs 30%
iii) A Midterm 20 %
iv) Term Report 30 %
The total grade will be out of 100. The policy for letter grades is presented below:
Only about 20% of the class will receive "A". The grade point median will be chosen to correspond to the boundary between "B" and "B-". Less than 40% is considered as failing. Typically a grade point average about 90% will earn an "A".
I would like the labs and report to be neat. They should be properly stapled. Each report should have name, social security number and date clearly marked at the top right-hand corner. Remember, the grading level for any lab or report is set by the best student. Always sit down and think for a few minutes how the material should be presented so that the grader may not have to struggle with the exact meaning of the presentation. Remember, in real life we all have to learn to sell our ideas to our fellow beings to make a living. Of course, I assure you that I will be reasonable and rational at all times