Grading Policy

Grades will be calculated on a 100 point scale with conversion to decimal grades for computing of course average done according to the table below, which is based on the official UW grading system.  It is important that you realize a passing grade is 62%.   This means, for example, that if there were six graded items of work of equal weight, you could not receive no credit for three and 4.0 on the other three and expect to pass the course.  Furthermore, the rule for this course is that you must submit all of the required written assignments to be eligible to receive credit in the course.   Submission of required work that is not your own or contains plagiarism means that you have not completed the assignment; unless re-written, such submissions receive no credit, with the result being that you are not eligible to receive credit for the course. You are given one opportunity to re-submit work you have plagiarized, but should there be a second instance of plagiarism either in the resubmitted paper or in any other course work, course credit will be witheld and the documentation turned over to the University Committee for Academic Misconduct, which will confirm whether or not plagiarism has occurred and impose an appropriate penalty. A determination of plagiarism or other misconduct then will become a formal part of the offending student's academic record.

4.0 = 95-100 A+ 2.8 = 83 B- 1.6 = 71 C
3.9 = 94  A 2.7 = 82 B- 1.5 = 70 D+/C-
3.8 = 93  A- 2.6 = 81 B- 1.4 = 69 D+
3.7 = 92 A- 2.5 = 80 C+/B- 1.3 = 68 D+
3.6 = 91 A- 2.4 = 79 C+ 1.2 = 67 D+
3.5 = 90 B+/A- 2.3 = 78 C+ 1.1 = 66 D
3.4 = 89 B+ 2.2 = 77 C+ 1.0 = 65 D
3.3 = 88 B+ 2.1 = 76 C 0.9 = 64 D
3.2 = 87 B+ 2.0 = 75 C 0.8 = 63 D-
3.1 = 86 B 1.9 = 74 C 0.7 = 62 D-   lowest passing grade
3.0 = 85 B 1.8 = 73 C-  
2.9 = 84 B 1.7 = 72 C-