NOTE: THE LAB CLASS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS STARTING AT 6 PM, NOT AT 7 PM. ITS LISTING AS A 1 HOUR LECTURE AND 3 HOUR LAB IS FOR ACCOUNTING PURPOSES ONLY. YOU MUST SHOW UP AT 6 PM TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE.
I recommend that the first time you read this, you read the whole syllabus, in order. Later on, if you are interested in checking a particular part of the syllabus, you can use the link table immediately below to jump to the desired topic.
|120 to 130 points: In-class projects and attendance|
| 10 to 20 points: Short-term out-of-class projects|
|135 points: Mercury project (actually, at the moment, the total is only 122)|
|135 points: Major observational projects (if done as specified, but no better)|
| 40 points: Midterm exam|
| 0 points: Extra credit (since extra-credit, not included in the "standard" total)|
|450 points: Total points (remember, this is only an example)|
This only shows "required" work, so no extra-credit points are shown, but points for extra-credit work count toward the semester grade the same as any other points.
The semester grade is based on a percentage of the total point score. Although the total points possible may be considerably different than shown above, the percentage required for a given grade is always the same. Presuming the scale shown above was accurate, the semester grade scale would be: