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    ICM 3 Grading?

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    Shouldnt the course have a more defined grading scheme for students to really understand what is expected of them?

    Some students say the quizzes dont matter. Some say they do. No one knows what this written HPI counts for. No one knows how they are graded on participation.

    The only thing im sure everyone is clear on is the attendance policy, which I also feel is flaky at best, since not every professor follows this policy the same way.

    If they are going to "fail" you in ICM, shouldnt they at least have a proper outline of how they are grading you in the syllabus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angermngment View Post
    Shouldnt the course have a more defined grading scheme for students to really understand what is expected of them?

    Some students say the quizzes dont matter. Some say they do. No one knows what this written HPI counts for. No one knows how they are graded on participation.

    The only thing im sure everyone is clear on is the attendance policy, which I also feel is flaky at best, since not every professor follows this policy the same way.

    If they are going to "fail" you in ICM, shouldnt they at least have a proper outline of how they are grading you in the syllabus?
    its funny, my friend Mr. Syllabus informs me of such:

    "Grading
    We expect 100% attendance for lectures and sessions, completion of all reading assignments and active participation in your small group sessions. If you know you will miss class because of illness or other vital function, please contact your preceptor. We do abide the AUC 80% attendance rule. However as a professional you should let your preceptor know if you will be absent. Failure to do so or recurrent tardiness may result in a lower evaluation for your small group participation. You will have three quizzes and must have a cumulative average 70% on the quizzes. Failure to do so will result in an opportunity to retake a quiz at the end of the semester based on all the material for the semester. If you have an unexcused absence on the day of a quiz you may not make up the quiz and this will result in an incomplete. In this case you will have to complete the course the following semester. Failure of the remediation quiz will also result in an incomplete. Poor attendance or poor group participation with or without poor performance on written work or quizzes may result in a failing grade."

    i can see how that can be unclear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angermngment View Post
    No one knows how they are graded on participation.
    ...except the people who read the syllabus. Pages 7 and 8, small group evaluation.

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm not aware of anyone who's failed ICM.
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    Show up, read / skim whatever and learn something... Just don't blow it off totally and I'm sure you'll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutsterrt View Post
    ...except the people who read the syllabus. Pages 7 and 8, small group evaluation.

    The quizzes are mentioned in page 6.

    Its just vague.

    Do they mean you have to get 70% on the quizzes, on top of the fact that you have to get an average of 3 on your evaluation?

    What if you get 5 on the evaluation, and 65 on the quizzes? Or 2 on the evaluation (which is kinda low now that I think about it), and 90% on the quizzes?

    Thats not really explained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angermngment View Post
    The quizzes are mentioned in page 6.

    Its just vague.

    Do they mean you have to get 70% on the quizzes, on top of the fact that you have to get an average of 3 on your evaluation?

    What if you get 5 on the evaluation, and 65 on the quizzes? Or 2 on the evaluation (which is kinda low now that I think about it), and 90% on the quizzes?

    Thats not really explained.
    Not sure, but I'm guessing both a 3 average on your evaluation and 70% or better on the quizzes.

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    One ICM prof said he's not going to enforce it and others are saying they will. So who knows. It's great that there's 2 quizzes and 2 writeups this week when blocks are Monday

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    how are there 2 writeups this week? it was just the HPI

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