How to use this calculator

Grade received Description Value of item

Attendance.

MWF classes: 5 free cuts.
TT classes: 3 free cuts.

Number of cuts over the limit of free cuts:

Grade:
0
8
1
5
2
2
3
-1
4
-4
5
-7
6
-10
... and so on and so on--no limit.  
8
Participation (0-7). Be realistic. Average grade: 1-2. 7

A check mark on a Reaction Paper means that the RP received 5 points. If the RP was not satisfactory, it will have an indication of the grade: 2/5, 3/5, 4/5. Put the numerator in the box below (2,3, or 4).

Reaction Paper #1 5
Reaction Paper #2 5
Reaction Paper #3 5
Enter the number grade given to your essay (on a scale of 1-100). If you received a zero (0), enter a 1 in the proper field. I've reserved zero (0) to stand for "not graded yet; not to be calculated in the grade."
Essay #1 7
Essay #2 8
Essay #3 10
Enter the number grade received on your exam (on a scale of 1-100). If you received a zero (0), enter a 1 in the proper field. I've reserved zero (0) to stand for "not graded yet; not to be calculated in the grade."
Test #1 10
Test #2 10
Final Exam 25

TOTAL

 

 

Fill in the grades you have already received on the left. You may play with the spreadsheet to see what your grade is likely to be if you continue to get the same grades for papers and tests as you have in the past.

There will be a curve for the entire course. That will not be calculated until the hour that grades are due. The good news is that the curve is used only to raise grades , not lower them.

 

Letter equivalents
A 95-100
A- 90-94
B+ 86-89
B 82-85
B- 78-81
C+ 74-77
C 70-73
C- 66-69
D 60-65
F 59 and below