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April 30, 2013 (the final results)

The UTS was unusually efficient this time. We have our scores earlier than expected.  The average on the final exam was 58.5 (high 96%, low 4%).  That is a bit of the surprise (the average on the same exam last semesters was 62.4%). The overall average for the class, including OWL points, is 63.1%, comparable to previous years (a bit on a low side). The highest score was 95% (congratulations!), the lowest was 19% (our condolences).

Now, to the really important news; the final grade lines are as follows (standard rounding applies):

SCORE (%)

GRADE

 

 

< 44

F

> 44

D

> 54

C

> 59

C+

> 63

B−

> 66

B

> 72

B+

> 75

A−

> 79

A

It was a pleasure and fun to be able to explain to you the mysteries of organic molecules. You were a good class.

READ BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!

  • The exam scores will be released shortly by the UTS.  The scores and the final grades will be updated on ANGEL.  It will take several days before the UTS sends the final scores, and the Registrar updates the eLion data.  Please be patient.
  • If you do not get the final grade, or find an error in your scores or your grade, please contact Mike Joyce in 210 Whitmore (mjj12@psu.edu) .
  • The grades are based on the exam and OWL scores only.  There are no bonuses for consistency or improvements. There is no "extra credit" that can help one student to increase his/her grade. It would be unfair to others.
  • The grade lines have been already selected in such a way as to be consistent with the grades in the past, and as to maximize the number of "higher" grades and minimize the number of students who are "just 1 point away" from the "organic heaven". Unfortunately, the grade-lines have to be drawn somewhere, and some students are just "a point" away from the higher grade. For the reason of fairness, the policy in this course is to  NOT adjust students grades in such circumstances. Please do not contact us with such request (they will remain unanswered).
  • You may post your last comments about Chem 210 until May 6..
 
 

April 29, 2013 (final-exam day)

The last set of good, "organic" answers for this academic year:

Form A

 

Form B

1.  A   1. E
2.  A   2. B
3.  D   3. A
4.  B   4. C
5.  C   5. C
6.  E   6. B
7.  B   7. D
8.  E   8. B
9.  C   9. A
10. E   10. E
11. D   11. E
12. C   12. A
13. B   13. D
14. A   14. E
15. A   15. C
16. D   16. B
17. A   17. B
18. D   18. A
19. D   19. C
20. B   20. E
21. E   21. D
22. C   22. D
23. B   23. D
24. C   24. C
25. E   25. A

Read these announcements before you do anything:

  • The final scores (and grade-lines) may not be be available for a couple of days.  There may be delays as the UTS has a lot of exams to analyze, so please be patient. 
  • The scores will be e-mailed by the UTS to all students. The scores are e-mailed to psu accounts and are not forwarded. The scores will also be posted on ANGEL.
  • We will post the final grade cut-offs here and on ANGEL as soon as possible. We will not be able to provide any information on the final grade lines until then (the GGLs were announced after the 3rd exam results).   The ANGEL grade-book will also be updated with the final grades, including +/ grades.
  • If there are any score discrepancies (including OWL scores) please contact Mike Joyce in 210 Whitmore  (mjj12@psu.edu).  Any  discrepancies will be resolved after the break.
  • Unfortunately, the grade lines have to be drawn somewhere, and it is inevitable and unavoidable that some students are just "a point" away from the higher grade. For the reason of fairness, the policy in this course is to NOT adjust students grades in such circumstances. Please do not contact us with such request (they will remain unanswered).
  • You may write your last comments about the exam and the class (open till May 6).
 
 
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