Organic Chemistry:  Syllabus
Grading Information

Grading:

Literature Assignments: 100 Points (25 points each)
Problem Sets: 200 Points (40 points each)
Question of the Week: 100 Points (25 points each)
Tests: 540 Points (130 points each test, 150 for final)
Participation: 60 Points
TOTAL: 1000 Points
Grading Scale:

Homework

Tests

100%
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.

 

A
 :
 :
100%
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.

 

A
 :
 :
91% . A- 85% . A-
90%
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B+
 :
 :
84%
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B+
 :
 :
81% . B- 75% . B-
80%
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C+
 :
 :
74%
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C+
 :
 :
71% . C- 65% . C-
70%
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D+
 :
 :
64%
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D+
 :
 :
61% . D- 55% . D-
60%
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.

 

F

 

54%
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.

 

F

 

The scores for tests and/or homework may be adjusted up so that the average and/or median for the class equates to a C+.

Late Policy:
  • Homework is due at 5:00 pm on the date it is assigned.  Extensions will not be granted, except under certain situations in which the dean of students becomes involved.
  • Late homework will be penalized by 10% per day and will not be accepted after 7 days.
  • Attendance at all exams is required.  Make-up exams will not be allowed.  If I do not hear from you with a VALID excuse BEFORE I hand out the exam, you will receive a ZERO for the exam and you will not be able to make it up.
Attendance Policy:

Attendance is an important part of this course and therefore strongly encouraged.  If you are unable to attend class, you will be allowed to miss three (3) classes.  After the third absence, your grade will lowered 1/3rd of a grade for each unexcused absence thereafter.

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