Alex E. Blazer Curriculum Vita Teaching Portfolio

# Final Grade Calculation

You can determine your final grade in the course by using the following method.

First, convert your individual assignment grades into numerical values using the following scale:

 Grade Value A 4.0 A- 3.7 B+ 3.3 B 3.0 B- 2.7 C+ 2.3 C 2.0 C- 1.7 D+ 1.3 D 1.0 E 0.0

Second, weight your assignment grades. Multiply the numerical grade for the assignment by the percentage of the final grade. For instance, if you earned a B on a paper that was worth 25% of the grade, you would multiply 3.0 by .25, which equals .75.

 Assignment Grade Grade Weight Final Value Paper B 3.0 .25 .75

Third, total the weighted grades. For instance, if each of the four graded assignments in the course are worth 25% of the final grade, and you earned a B, B+, A-, and A, respectively, on them, then your final, numerical grade would be 3.50

 Assignment Grade Grade Weight Final Value Exam 1 B 3.0 .25 .750 Exam 2 B+ 3.3 .25 .825 Paper 1 A- 3.7 .25 .925 Paper 2 A 4.0 .25 1.00 FINAL GRADE 3.50

Fourth, use the following numerical range to determine your final letter grade in the course. For instance, 3.50 equals an A- in the course.

 Grade From To A 3.85 4.00 A- 3.50 3.84 B+ 3.15 3.49 B 2.85 3.14 B- 2.50 2.84 C+ 2.15 2.49 C 1.85 2.14 C- 1.50 1.84 D+ 1.15 1.49 D 0.85 1.14 E 0.00 0.84