The Chart below shows the distribution of the course grades. You can look at your grade final NEXT FALL. NEXT FALL, make an appointment (with Cindy Pakkala 255-8240) to see me, and you can look over the final and discuss it at that time. Gries doesn't have time this week to see people about their CS100J grades.
We were extra careful during grading, in getting the total score on each final, and on entering the grades, because we know most students will not look at their finals.
Please note that no one's grade was lowered because of not showing up or doing enough labs.
Please note that Gries won't entertain a discussion like, "I was so close to a B, just a few points below Oscar, who got a B. Why can't you raise my grade to a B," or, "I did so well on the assignments; they should count more, and you should discount this particular prelim grade. I don't do well on tests." These grades are a fair distribution, based on how the class did.
The following Chart describes the course grades. The median grade is: B.
A 42 (03 A+, 28 A, 11 A-) *********************
B 42 (10 B+, 27 B, 05B-) *********************
C 35 (03 C+, 24 C, 08C-) ******************
D 02 *
F 01 *
Respect academic integrity! Cheating may seem an easy way out, but in the long run, it really hurts you more than anyone else. You end up not learning what you should learn, and it does something to your character, to your self-image. Cheating is not worth it. Please review the Code and notes for CS100 here.
Course Grade Computation
We calculate your raw numerical score based on core points for assignments and exams, which is used as a base when calculating final grades. The final grade is not based solely on this numerical score. Other items enter in, such as what the instructor and your TA know about your work in the course, special problems you have had (such as illnesses), whether your performance gets better or worse as the course progresses.
Below is a list of the percentage of the total score that is allocated to each component of the course. Everyone is expected to do every lab (we allow two misses, and more only if they have been excused), and these don't count in the total score.
Prelim 1: 10%
A1: 3% drawing folders
A typical distribution for final grades is 25% A, 35% B, 35% C, 5% D or F. However, that is only a typical, average, distribution, and it is not what we expect. Anyone who does A work will get an A, and you are all capable of doing that! We would like that!
If you feel that the graders have incorrectly graded an exam or hand-written assignment:
Please note the CS100 policies:
You can retrieve the regraded material in the consulting room about 1 week after you submit your request.
You can always see your grades online, on the CS Course Management System (CMS)
Exam and exam conflicts
The three prelims are 7:30--9:00PM Thursday 24 Feb., Thursday 17 March,
and Tuesday 19 April.
You must take every exam! CS100J does not offer alternative tests. If you still have a conflict, contact David Gries two weeks before the exam..