# PHYS 102 :: 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 102 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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Lecture and homework components: |
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Prelectures | 27 | 3 | 25 |

Checkpoints | 27 | 3 | 25 |

Lecture 2 one-minute papers per lecture |
27 | 3 | 25 |

Homework | 13 | 1 | 75 |

150 points | |||

Discussion components: |
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Discussion Problem Sets | 14 | 1 | 45 |

Discussion Quizzes | 10 | 1 | 105 |

150 points | |||

Lab components: |
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Prelabs | 7 | 0 | 70 |

Labs | 4 | 0 | 100 |

Lab 0 | 1 | 0 | 5 |

Lab practical exam | 1 | 0 | 25 |

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.

Each week you have the opportunity to:

- Participate in the polls given during each lecture. You must answer 75% of the questions offered each week to receive bonus credit.
- Participate in Office Hours: You must submit at least one question to the PHYS 102 Office Hour Queue. For submitting one question and receiving an answer, you can receive bonus credit.

You can earn up to two bonus points per week through any combination of the two bonus activities. This table describes how final bonus points will be calculated at the end of the semester:

Points Earned Over the Semester | Bonus Points Awarded |

28 | 20 |

24 | 17.14 |

20 | 14.29 |

10 | 7.14 |

5 | 3.57 |

The bonus points will be distributed among all assignment scores **except exam scores** 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.

Final Grade | Minimum Points |
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A+ | 950 |

A | 920 |

A- | 900 |

B+ | 880 |

B | 860 |

B- | 835 |

C+ | 810 |

C | 780 |

C- | 750 |

D+ | 720 |

D | 690 |

D- | 610 |

F | <610 |