Q SCI 291: Analysis for Biologists I --- Autumn 2014

Grading Procedures

You MUST take the final exam. In addition, there are five hourly exams given approximately every two weeks. We automatically drop the lowest of your five hourly exam scores. All exams are closed book, but you may bring any notes you prepare to all exams. You may not share any materials with anyone else at any examination. You must bring your Husky Card to all exams.

A hand held scientific or graphing calculator should be brought to all exams. If you do not own a calculator that performs the needed calculations consider buying the TI-84 Plus or TI-83 Plus.

Our policy is that all exams must be taken on the scheduled date as shown on the course syllabus web page. See full details if an examination is missed due to an emergency. Note that the exam dates are fixed, but we offer two different times on exam days that you may take the exam. Exams may also be taken at a remote site such as a regional library if arrangements are made at least a week in advance with the instructor.

The four highest hourly exams constitute 72% of your grade and the final examination counts 28%. The following chart is based on past years of experience. Use this to estimate your final GPA. (Your GPA should be very close to this, but we reserve the right to make this determination at the end of the quarter.) If your total weighted points are as shown below then your estimated GPA will be:

Total PointsGPA Total PointsGPA
903.7 601.4
803.1 500.2
752.8 450.0

We use curvilinear interpolation between Total Points values to obtain the actual GPA. A grading curve is not used.

The class TA does all of the exam grading. The instructor assigns the course gpa. Any questions related to exam grading must be directed to the TA. Any exam questions submitted for regrading will result in the entire exam being regraded and no exam may be submitted for regrading once a subsequent exam is given. There is no regrading of any Exam Five or Final Exam question and there is no provision to undertake extra credit work.

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