POLS 1500: Themes in Global Politics Ohio University, Dr.Brandon Kendhammer

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 500 points). Due dates are listed below and in the course schedule.

  1. Online Reading Quizzes (100 points)
  2. Four "Writing to Learn" Assignments, each worth 25 points (100 points total)
  3. Three in-class Exams, each worth 100 points (300 points total)

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.

  • 500-450 points = A
  • 449-436 points = A-
  • 435-421 points = B+
  • 420-406 points = B
  • 405-391 points = B-
  • 390-381 points = C+
  • 380-361 points = C
  • 360-330 points = C-
  • 329-266 points = D
  • Below 266 points = F

If you wish to "calculate" your grade as we go, it's possible to get a rough picture by taking the total number of points you have earned at any given moment and dividing by the total number of points attempted. Unofficial grades will be made available on Blackboard, but are subject to change/modification. In all instances, the professor's gradebook is the final grade record.