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What do the grades mean?. I was a straight A student in highschool, but now I got a B. What does that mean?. What do the numbers mean?. 90-100% = A 80-89.999 = B 70-79.999 = C 60-69.999 = D Below 60 = F. How does my grade compare with other students’ grades?. A = extraordinary

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What do the grades mean

What do the grades mean?

I was a straight A student in highschool, but now I got a B. What does that mean?


What do the numbers mean
What do the numbers mean?

  • 90-100% = A

  • 80-89.999 = B

  • 70-79.999 = C

  • 60-69.999 = D

  • Below 60 = F


How does my grade compare with other students grades
How does my grade compare with other students’ grades?

  • A = extraordinary

  • B = above average

  • C = average

  • D = below average

  • F = failing


What does an a really mean
What does an A really mean?

  • Receiving an A on the exam means your work was very, very strong. In a typical freshman level college course, only about 10 percent of the students earn an A.

  • In this class (REL103) the percentage is usually a little higher, but not much.


What does a b really mean
What does a B really mean?

  • Earning a B on the exam means your work was above average. You performed better than most of the students in the class.

  • On a typical REL103 exam, somewhere between 15% and 20% of the class will earn a B.


What does a c really mean
What does a C really mean?

  • Earning a C on the exam means your work is at an acceptable level to pass the course but is not particularly strong.

  • The percentage of students who receive the C grade varies greatly from one class to another, being less than 15% in some classes, but as much as 30% in others.


What does a d really mean
What does a D really mean?

  • Earning a D on the exam means your work is below average. Most of the students in the class scored higher than you.

  • Usually only a small percentage of the class receives the D grade, perhaps about 5%.

  • You should seek academic assistance if you received a D. You may want to also consider one of the extra credit options.


What does an f really mean
What does an F really mean.

  • Earning an F on the exam means that you need to pay serious attention to your grade. You are in danger of failing the class if your work does not improve.

  • Scoring an F on only one of several exams, though, is not a reason to loose hope. It is a reason to seek help.

  • If you failed this exam, you may want to consider one of the extra credit options.


Grades are markers of progress
Grades are markers of progress

  • Receiving a high grade is a reason to be proud and should encourage you to continue the strategies that led to the high score.

  • Scoring low on the first exam is a warning that you should take proactive steps to increase the quality of your work. You should think carefully about how to prepare effectively for the next exam. A low score is not a reason to give up.


Talk with the professor
Talk with the Professor

If you are concerned about your grade, make an appointment to talk with me. I will be glad to help you plan for the next exam. My phone number and email address are given in the syllabus.


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