ES 555 Grading Scale

A combination of point, percentage, and letter grades are utilized for evaluation of student performance in this course. Exams are scored on points, usually 70-80 per exam, which are converted into percentage grades. Lab exercises are marked on a 10-point scale, and the course total lab score is converted into a percentage grade. Project reports are graded using letters (A to F) with +/- subdivisions. Final course grades are reported as letters (A-F) with +/- designations, according to university policy.

This course follows the university's academic dishonesty policy. This means specifically that all work (exams, labs, reports) must be written substantially in the student's own words. Quotations must be indicated clearly. Complete references must be provided for any materials taken from other publications, such as books, webpages, videos, maps, etc.

Comparison of grading
scales for ES 555
Grade Percent1 4-point
A
95
4.0
A-
92
3.7
B+
88
3.3
B
85
3.0
B-
82
2.7
C+
78
2.3
C
75
2.0
D
65
1.0
F
< 60
0.0

  1. Percentage values may be adjusted in exceptional cases.

Policy on incomplete grades: Incomplete (I) grades will be considered only in rare cases, such as severe illness, accident, or military service. An "I" must be completed within one semester, or it will automatically be converted to an F. Course work for incomplete grades will be accepted through the last day of classes in the semester following the course. All necessary course materials must be handed in by that date. Additional assignments will not be accepted during finals week.

Note: All student exams, reports, and exercises are kept on file in digital format indefinitely. These documents may be consulted to resolve any concerns about grading.


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