# PHYS 212 :: 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 Discussion Problem Set 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 212 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. The total possible score is 1000 points.

There are two grading schemes for the course, depending on whether you choose to participate in the synchronous Zoom lectures or to view the asynchronous recorded lecture.

You are enrolled in the synchronous lecture grading scheme by default. On gradebook, you can change to asynchronous until the fourth week of the semester (deadline: February 22 at 10pm). **No changes in grading scheme are allowed after the deadline.**

### Synchronous grading scheme

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 (respond to at least 75 % of the total questions asked) |
27 | 5 | 25 |

Homework | 15 | 1 | 75 |

150 points | |||

Discussion components: |
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Graded discussion problem sets | 11 | 2 | 150 |

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: 25 points

You will have an opportunity to earn up to 25 bonus points via the following activities.

- answering iClicker lecture questions correctly

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.

### Asynchronous grading scheme

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 |

Homework | 15 | 1 | 75 |

125 points | |||

Discussion components: |
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Discussion problem sets | 11 | 2 | 150 |

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 112 = 336 |

Final exam | 1 | 0 | 214 |

550 points |

### 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.

### 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- | 700 |

D+ | 680 |

D | 650 |

D- | 610 |

F | <610 |