PHY2054 - Summer, 2006Estimating your grade or pass-fail chancesWe get inquiries every term from students who want us to tell them the grade they are likely to make in our classes (!!!!!). This is impossible.Why? Because we are not clairvoyant: we cannot predict exactly where the letter grade cut-offs will be. These are determined only after allof the data have been averaged, including the final exam which is a few weeks in the future.Some of you are asking questions like: "What do I need to score on the final exam in order to pass the course?" Or “..to make a grade of ___?” We can't answer those either, for the same obvious reasons.If you wish to make your own estimate of your final percentage score and 'guesstimate' your approximate grade or pass-fail chances, here is a way to proceed. It’s what I would do if you came in and insisted that I make an estimate …… BUTPlease note that the following is for your estimating purposes only.
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