BIO161 Penultimate Grades

Yep, I finally got the BIO161 grades done.  Here are the gradebooks.

Tuesday Grades

Thursday Grades

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.

BIO140 Pre-Presentation Grades

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.

Exam One… and Daily Quizzes

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.

Penultimate Grade Sheets for CEM131/BIO161

Prior to the Finals I am putting together gradesheets.  All drop grades have been accounted for and everything but the Final accounted for.  The new sheets have the following new columns.

  • Current Grade: Letter Grade without accounting for a Final
  • No Final: Percentage in the course if you do not take the final (i.e. 0/100 on Final)
  • To Keep:  The percentage grade you need on the final to keep your “Current” letter grade.
  • To Go Up: The percentage grade you need on the final to go up to the next letter grade. (if blank it is mathematically impossible to go up).

CEM131 Gradesheet

BIO161 Gradesheet / Prefinal Analysis