POLS 150: Current World Problems Fall 2011, Ohio University

Where Does My Grade Come From?

Students in this course are assessed on their performance on three different types of assignments/exams, listed below (for a total of 300 points). Due dates are listed below and in the course schedule.

  1. Online Reading Quizzes (50 points)
  2. Two in-class Exams, each worth 75 points (150 points total)
  3. A Policy Memo of 13-15 pages, prepared by groups of 5-6 students (with a bibliography and in-text citations) (Credit [pass/fail]  for 1-2 page summary and bibliography, 100 points for final memo).

Grading Scale

The following final point totals will be converted to the following letter grades at the end of the quarter. Please note that "But I'm one/two points away from an A (A-...B+...etc.)..." will not be considered valid grounds for the adjustment of this scale.

  • 300-275 points = A
  • 274-265 points = A-
  • 264-255 points = B+
  • 254-245 points = B
  • 244-235 points = B-
  • 234-225 points = C+
  • 224-215 points = C
  • 214-205 points = C-
  • 204-185 points = D
  • Below 184 points = F