In order to facilitate computation and avoid misunderstanding all
grades issued in this course will be numerical. All numerical grades
will have letter grade equivalents, and you will be able to determine
your letter grade at any point in the course using the procedures outlined
below.
There are 2000 points possible in the course, 20 points
for each 1% of the final course grade.
Basic Scale

20

A++


13

C+

19

A+

12

C

18

A

11

C

17

A

10

D+

16

B+

9

D

15

B

8

D

14

B

0  7

F

The number of points possible on any given assignment
is the product of 20 points times the importance of that assignment
measured in percent of the final course grade. Thus, if a given assignment
is worth 30% of the final course grade, 600 points are possible on
that particular assignment. The actual grade you received on this
assignment (say 510) may be reduced to a letter grade by dividing
the number of points you received (510) by the importance of the assignment
in percent of the final course grade (30) and comparing the resulting
figure (17) to the Basic Scale above (which yields "A" in this particular
example).
To figure where you stand in the course to date, take
your total points earned, divide by the percentage of the course completed,
multiply by 100 and compare the resulting figure to the table of Final
Course Grades below.
Final Course Grades

17502000

A


11501249

C

16501749

A

10501149

C

15501649

B+

9501049

D+

14501549

B

850949

D

13501449

B

750849

D

12501349

C+

0749

F

To figure your final course grade if you drop dead today,
compare your total points earned with the table of Final Course Grades
above.
Final Grades: Aside from cases of academic
dishonesty, which can earn you an instant F for the course, you
earn the grade which corresponds to your point total in the table of
"Final Course Grades" above. However, I retain the right to issue a
higher grade based upon my professional judgment.