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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?

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
• B = above average
• C = average
• D = below average
• F = failing
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?
• 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?
• 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?
• 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.
• 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
• 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

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.