# PHYS 100 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

## Course Grading

PHYS100 is designed to help you pass PHYS211. The web-based gradebook will show, for all aspects of the class, how you're progressing. At the end of the course, all components will be put together to obtain the final grade. During the term, you should regularly check that the homework and discussion grades are correctly entered in the gradebook. **It is your responsibility to bring any problems with your assigned grades to the attention of your section instructor immediately.**

Your final grade for Physics 100 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. The total possible score is 1000 points.

Course Component | Points |
---|---|

Prelectures | 40 |

CheckPoints + lectures | 110 |

Web-based homework | 150 |

Discussion section participation | 200 |

Quests | 200 |

Midterm exam | 150 |

Final exam | 150 |

### Prelectures (40 points)

Full credit is given for completing 12 out of the 14 prelectures (dropping 2). The prelectures are evenly weighted.

### Checkpoints (55 points)

Full credit is given for completing 12 out of the 14 checkpoints (dropping 2). The checkpoints are weighted evenly.

### Lectures (55 points)

Full credit is given for answering 75% of the in-class clicker questions, up to a maximum of 10 of the 14 lectures (dropping 4). In addition, "bonus points" are give for answering in-class clicker questions correctly. These "bonus points" are added to your total Quest score, with the caveat that the total Quest score cannot exceed 200 points.

### Homework (150 points)

Each of the 13 homework sets will be given equal weight and summed to give the total homework score, with a maximum of 150 points.

### Discussion Section Participation (200 points)

Full credit for participating in the discussion section is 20 points. You receive full credit if your group work shows that you worked hard for the entire section. The total discussion section participation grade is the sum of the highest 10 of the 13 discussion section grades (dropping 3).

### Quests (200 points)

Each of the 5 Quests will be given equal weight (40 points) and summed to give the total Quest score, with a maximum of 200 points. Optional Quest 6 will replace a lower quest score, if one exists. Also, bonus points from the lectures are added to this total Quest score with the caveat that the total Quest score cannot exceed 200 points.

### Exams (150 points each)

The midterm and the final exam is each worth 150 points.

### Bonus Points (35 points)

You will have an opportunity to earn up to 35 bonus points via the following activities.

- answering iClicker lecture questions correctly (points split evenly across all 14 lectures)

Bonus points will be distributed among all parts of the course besides exams when calculating your final score at the end of the semester.

### Final Grade

The following table will be used to assign final grades.

Final Grade | Minimum Points |
---|---|

A+ | 950 |

A | 920 |

A- | 890 |

B+ | 860 |

B | 830 |

B- | 800 |

C+ | 750 |

C | 720 |

C- | 690 |

D+ | 620 |

D | 590 |

D- | 510 |

F | <510 |