Math 151, Sections 1-3 and 74
Fall 2004


The final score is composed of 10% for quizzes, 20% for workshop problems, 20% for each midterm (there are two), and 30% for the final (these percentages may change before the first midterm). The creation of class (letter) grades is a bit complicated.

I have been told by the department that the distribution of class grades in my sections should reflect the distribution of final exam grades assigned by the course coordinator (Professor Xiaochun Rong). So I will take the distribution of final scores, as constructed in the previous paragraph, and use Professor Rong's distribution to assign class letter grades.

Thus the class will be graded on a curve. However this does not mean that the number of "A"'s must equal the number of "F"'s. Rather, you need only do as well as the average Rutgers' 151 student to pass the class.

If this is not very comforting then consider this: a class score of 75% or higher will probably get you an A, 60% a B, and 50% a C. (But this is only a rule of thumb.) As another bit of "wisdom" - in a past class I observed a roughly linear relationship between homework grades and class grades...