# PHYS 101 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

## Course Grading

Course grading will proceed in compliance with University policy as given in Article 3, Part 1 of the Student Code.

### Gradebook

You will be able to view your grades on all components of the course using the course gradebook. Check that your lab and quiz grades are correctly entered in the gradebook.

* Any discrepancies found in your student gradebook should be brought to the attention of your section instructor immediately*.

### Grading

Your final grade for Physics 101 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. The total possible score is 1000 points.

Course component | Number of assignments | Number dropped per semester | Maximum points per semester |
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Prelecture and homework components: |
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Prelectures | 24 | 3 | 25 |

Checkpoints | 24 | 3 | 25 |

Lecture iclicker participation |
29 | 5 | 25 |

Homework | 14 | 1 | 75 |

150 points | |||

Discussion components: |
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Discussion problem sets | 14 | 1 | 45 |

Discussion quizzes | 10 | 2 | 105 |

150 points | |||

Lab components: |
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Prelabs | 9 | 1 | 40 |

Labs | 8 | 1 | 140 |

Lab practical exam (class portion) | 1 | 0 | 15 |

Lab practical exam (online portion) | 1 | 0 | 5 |

200 points | |||

Exam components: |
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Hour exams | 3 | 0 | 3 x 100=300 |

Final exam | 1 | 0 | 200 |

500 points |

### Bonus Points: 20 points

You will have an opportunity to earn up to 20 bonus points via the following activities.

- answering iClicker lecture questions correctly
- attending office hour with a question(s)

Bonus points will be distributed among to the non-exam portion of the course when calculating your final score at the end of the semester.

**Point of clarity on bonus points**: Bonus points are added to your non-exam scores up to, **but not exceeding a 500 point total** (remember, all of the course activities other than the exams count up to 500 points). Only bonus points that will bring your non-exam total up to 500 points may be used.

Here's an example: I have earned 496 points for pre-lecture, checkpoints, homework, discussion quizzes, discussion problem sets, labs, pre-labs and my lab practical. I have also earned 8 bonus points for attending office hours. **I can only use 4 of my bonus points to calculate my final grade**.

Bonus points will be distributed to the non-exam portion of the course when calculating your final score at the end of the semester.

### EX and ABS scores

Any EX scores you may be assigned in the gradebook will become the average of the non-EX scores you may have for an certain assignment type during the final grade calculation. For example, if there are 10 homework assignments setup for your course, and you have two EX scores, 100% for seven of your homework scores and 0% for one of your homework scores, those two EXs should evaluate to 87.5% each. So your final homework scores used in the final calculation should be:

0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 87.5% 87.5%

Only during the final calculation are the lowest scores dropped; the dropping of lowest scores is not part of calculating EX scores.

Any ABS scores will be treated like a 0 score during final grade calculations.

Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the attendance policy for this course.

### Final Grade

The following table will be used to assign final grades.

Letter | Range |
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A+ | 1000 - 950 |

A | 949.99 - 920 |

A- | 919.99 - 900 |

B+ | 899.99 - 880 |

B | 879.99 - 860 |

B- | 859.99 - 835 |

C+ | 834.99 - 810 |

C | 809.99 - 780 |

C- | 779.99 - 750 |

D+ | 749.99 - 720 |

D | 719.99 - 690 |

D- | 689.99 - 610 |

F | 609.99 - 0 |