(Raw score on first exam) x 7.5 (Raw score on second exam) x 7.5 Recitation score (max. = 50) Homework score (max. = 100) Total (max. = 450) Percentage (= Total / 4.5)

100%  -  A  -  88%   -  B  -  75%  -  C  -  62%  -  D   -  50%  -  F  -  0%

What do I need on the third hourly to get a grade of X?

 Desired final percentage (maximum = 100) Needed total score = desired final percentage x 4.5 (maximum = 450) (Raw score on first hourly exam) x 5 (maximum = 100) (Score on second hourly exam) x 5 (maximum = 100) Score on weekly assignments expressed as a percentage (maximum = 100) Recitation score (maximum = 50) Needed percentage score = line #2 - line #3 - line #4 - line #5 - line #6 Number of correct responses needed on the third hourly exam = (line #7)/5

If you need to more than 20 correct answers on the third hourly exam, perhaps you should consider the make-up exam.  To estimate its effect, first estimate the score you could earn on the make-up exam.  Then, substitute this score for the lower of your first or second hourly exam scores in the above table.  Finally, repeat the above calculation.

Remember that you must prepare for the make-up exam, just as for any other exam, if you wish to do well.

## Make-up Exam:

The make-up exam will be given during the second hour of the final exam period.

• 20 questions - 10 on the material from the first exam and 10 on the material from the second exam - same type of exam and level of difficulty as first two exams
• This score will replace a lower score on either one of the first two exams.
• Missed an exam?  This will replace the zero currently recorded for the missed exam.
• Low score on an exam?  This will replace the low score only if your make-up exam score is higher.
• Remember to bring along a formula sheet for the make-up exam if you plan to take it.

Last updated on 05/15/00