I have finished the grading for BIO161. The median on the final exam was 75%, so there was no curve applied. A number of you just didn’t do the cladogram, so that was 20 points you left right there on the table. I will be posting these to the JC server on Saturday, so please contact me with any concerns before then.
P.S. yes, I went back and added the two points I forgot in E4.
Have a nice break.
The following are the final grades for BIO220 and BIO140. Please review them and send me any corrections (with a picture of the corrected work showing the grade) by Saturday. I will post these grades to the system on Saturday afternoon.
Congratulations and have a good break.
The final draft for the presentation rubric is at the link below. See all of you tomorrow for your presentations.
Final Presentation Rubric
Yep, I finally got the BIO161 grades done. Here are the gradebooks.
First, this grade assumes you have a zero on the final, so your grade can get no lower than this. The last column (to 2.0) is the graded needed (out of 100) on the final for you to get a 2.0. If you are above 2.0 now, you will at least pass. Before you ask me, to determine your possible final grade, just determine the final points needed for a grade (i.e. for a 4.0 you would multiple 905 by 0.9, getting 814.5 points), then subtract your current score.
Second, I looked for the best way to grade LQ3/4 to your advantage. The best way was to take a combined score (50 pts.) then count the first 25 points you got to LQ3 and any left over to LQ4.
I have finished grading everything for BIO220 prior to the final presentation. The grade sheet contains all the grades and assumes you have a zero on the final presentation. This is as low as you can go. The presentation can only help you.
I have finished all grading for the BIO140 class except the final presentation grades. The grade sheet (also on the BIO140 page) assumes you have gotten a zero on the final presentation, so this is as low as your grade can go. Obviously finishing the presentation will raise your grade.
I’ve been grading exam one for both BIO220 and BIO161. First, let me tell the BIO220 students a little anecdote. Do you know the number one thing I hear from former BIO220 students who are now in the nursing program? It is always the same, “I wish I still had your tests Dr. Ireland, they were so much easier.” I don’t think my exams are easy, but I think the students don’t realize that each move forward in their career is going to involve large jumps in difficulty, not small steps, so when they get to the nursing program (a second-admit program), they face a much bigger challenge. Some of you are going to be disappointed in your BIO220 exam grades, I can’t help that. I can only tell you to try and learn from the experience because it isn’t going to get easier.
Off to finish grading the BIO161 exams. Hopefully, they leave me in a different mood. By the way, it should be obvious from the syllabus and schedule, but the new chapter we cover is Chapter 26, and yes there will be a quiz tomorrow.
As the Fall 2016 term approaches here at Jackson College, I will be turning over the site content for the next term. If you are looking for materials from the W16 term, please be sure to download it in the next couple of days.
All previous syllabuses from the last few years are archived in the JetNet Syllabus archive.
The final grades for courses are posted to EServices. Thank you for a wonderful term and I wish you all the best of luck in the future.
Below are the links to the final grade sheets. They will be added as I finish them and then pushed to Eservices on Saturday evening.
CEM131 Final Grades
BIO161 Final Grades (curve on final was 11 points from a high score of 89)
BIO220 Final Grades