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Unformatted text preview: 0 * 50) + (3.67 * 50) + (3.33 * 50)] + [(4.00 * 150) + (4.00 * 150)] + [2.00 * 250]} / [(35*3) + (50*3) + (150*2) + 250] Then your GPA in the course based on completing 840 units or 84% of the course work would be 3.22 or a B—even though your score on the midterm was a C, your note taking raised the average. You’ve probably already noticed, however, that it is possible to earn more than the 1000 required units of work. If you do more than 1000 units of work, your grade will be calculated by taking your highest grades on 1000 units of work. Thus, doing more than 1000 units of work can only increase and never decrease your grade. However, doing more work will only increase your grade if the additional work earns a higher grade than the previous work used to calculate your grade. In the above example, if you complete 1200 units of work before the final getting an average of a ‘B+’ on the remaining work and the C on the midterm was your lowest grade, then your course GPA would be 3.57, or an A‐. In order words, you can earn an A‐ in the course even though you got a C on the midterm and even if you elected not to take the final at all. However, if you do elect to take the final your grade can only help but not hurt your course grade since you’ve completed over 1000 unites of work. Doing the final will raise your grade only if it is of sufficient quality. In s...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PHI 330 taught by Professor Mar during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10