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ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED TO EARN A GRADE IN THE COURSE

Evaluation

Two Essays
Assigned Reading Responses
In-class presentation
Participation (includes attendance, in-class/online discussions)
Pop-quizzes

2 =
10 =
1 =
15 =
3 =

200 points
100 points
100 points
150 points
60 points


Grading Scale
A Exceptional 90-100%
B Outstanding 80-99%
C Satisfactory 70-79%
D Marginal 60-69%
F Failing 59 and below

Grade Explanations

The grading explanations below are fairly typical of most college and university courses. Please contact your instructor, if you have any questions or concerns. NOTE: You will lose 10% for each day an essay or assignment is turned in late. Therefore, after four days, the highest grade you can receive is 60%.

letter grade
A
characterization Excellent
explanation Student demonstrates a full understanding of the subject matter, has capacity to analyze, has demonstrated critical thinking, and shows evidence of creative thinking. Student is familiar with literature and previous work in area and demonstrates highly developed communication and presentation skills. The work is of outstanding quality according to the criteria established for evaluation.
range 90 to 100 percent

letter grade
B
characterization
good
explanation
Student shows solid comprehension of subject matter, evidence of critical and creative thought, familiarity with literature and previous work in subject area, and competence in communication and presentation skills--but none of the above to the degree found in the A category. The work is of very good quality according to evaluation criteria.
range
80 to 89 percent

letter grade
C
characterization
average
explanation
Student demonstrates some understanding of subject matter and can assimilate and communicate basic aspects of the subject matter. The work is of satisfactory or adequate quality according to evaluation criteria.
range
70 to 79 percent

letter grade
D
characterization
poor
explanation
Student has demonstrated minimal understanding of the subject matter, has poorly developed communication skills, demonstrates an inability to apply subject matter understanding in other contexts, and shows little evidence of critical or creative thinking. The work is of unsatisfactory but passable quality according to evaluation criteria.
range
60 to 69 percent

letter grade
F
characterization
failing
explanation
The student has inadequate understanding of subject matter, has failed to complete course requirements, has shown no critical thought, and demonstrates poor communication skills. The work is clearly of unacceptable quality according to the evaluation criteria.
range
below 60 percent

letter grade
I
characterization
incomplete
explanation
A grade of incomplete may be granted to students who have suffered serious personal illness or critical, emergency circumstances during the academic term, resulting in failure to complete all assignments by the end of the term. Please see the university catalog for additional information on incompletes.
range
no percentage

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