Grading:
Your course grade will be determined by the percentage of total possible points you obtain and the pass/fail of the Proficiency Exam. Possible grades are an A (92.5-100%), B+ (87.5-90%), B (82.5-87.5%), B- (80-82.5%), etc., and an E (below 60%). I reserve the right to make changes in these percentages. The total possible points are as follows

Eight best quiz sores at 10pts each. 80pts
Three midterm exams at 80pts
each (20pts take-home and 60pts in-class).
240pts
Final exam (in-class) at 80pts. 80pts
Total 400pts

If you pass the Proficiency Exam your grade will correspond to the percentage of total possible points you obtain. If you do not pass the Proficiency Exam, your grade will be lowered by one decimal point (.10) or 10%. That is the percentage that determines your grade is the percentage of total possible points you obtain minus 10%.