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Freshmen Learning Community Last Updated: August 23, 2019
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A Word (or More) About Grading Criteria

Your goal is to pile up enough points to earn the grade of your choice. Grades are not decided by percentages but by points earned. Some of the points are easier to earn than others. For example, everyone will get full credit by attending class the first day and submitting the Jung Typology. You should also earn all of the Mandala points just by following directions. You can earn most of the Readings Quiz points by keeping up with the reading assignments and regularly attending class.

I DO NOT assign final grades based on a “curve” (i.e., the grading scale is fixed). I DO NOT "bump up" final grades no matter how close they may be to the next level. There is no limit on the number of As and Bs that will be given. You are not in competition with your fellow students. I expect to give no Fs. If it looks like this may happen, I will talk to you so that we can solve the problem.

Grading is sometimes a subjective process and I will be happy to discuss any evaluation concerns you may have. Please do not attempt to “pick at” points or ambush me at the end of the semester in an effort to salvage your grade. Such attempts, at best, will be frowned upon and, at worst, may lead to instructor-student conflict.

Grading Scale

Use the following scale to determine how many points you need to accumulate to get the grade you want:

185 or more points
180 to 184 points
175 to 179 points
165 to 174 points
160 to 164 points
155 to 159 points
145 to 154 points
140 to 144 points
135 to 139 points
125 to 134 points
120 to 124 points
119 or fewer points

Evaluation Elements

Here is the breakdown of points and the percentage of the final grade each element constitutes:


Journals (10)

Escape Room

Attendance (4)
   Class Meetings (incl. Workshops)
   Study Sessions


10 (3%)

50 (25%)
5 (3%)
5 (3%)
15 (8%)


100 (50%)

25 (13%)

75 (38%)


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Printable pages (e.g., topic schedules, syllabi) have been optimized for printing with half-inch margins and no headers or footers. These pages have been carefully screened for inaccuracies, but content may not be consistent with that presented in class. When inconsistencies arise, please feel free to contact Dr. Holbrook or stop by 308 Copeland Hall.

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