Allocation SPRING 2007
Grading allocation in the Physics 121-2-3 sequence is based on the
number of Student Credit Hours associated with each course component.
Midterms (best 2 of 3) 40%
Final Exam 25%
Lab Section 15%
Tutorial Section 10%
Lecture HW 10%
Instructors may choose to include some credit for use of the lecture response
systems and/or supplemental homework. This should influence the final course
grade by only a few percent. The selection of the best two Midterm Exams is
based on the class average and standard deviation for each exam.
Midterms (100 points): ~72% lecture, ~8% lab, ~20% tutorial
Final exam (150 points): ~57% lecture, ~17% lab, ~27% tutorial
There will be a page of Lab-related questions on one Midterm Exam
and on the Final Exam. There will be one page of tutorial questions
on each midterm, and two on the Final Exam. Tutorial pages
and lab pages will usually be worth 20-25 points. Lab and tutorial
questions may be either multiple choice or hand-graded.
Normally 55% of each Midterm and about 70% of the Final Exam
will be in the form of multiple-choice questions.
There will be no makeup exams.
The lab section grade will be based on scores for all 8 lab reports.
Three of these will be graded on a simple 0 or 3 point scale,
passing grade = 3. The other 5 labs will be graded on a 0 to 5 point
scale as described in the lab manual. Students who complete fewer than
6 of the 8 labs will receive a grade of 0.0 for the entire 5-credit course.