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Weighted Grades

Question asked by murphy.1527@osu.edu on Feb 14, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2017 by murphy.1527@osu.edu

Hi there,

 

I am working on a course that has 5 quizzes, each worth 20 % of the grade, built like this:

 

The exams are cumulative so:

  • Exam 1 has questions on sessions 1-3. 25 questions worth 1 point each. 25 points total
  • Exam 2 has questions on sessions 1-6, 30 questions worth 1 point each. 30 points total
  • Exam 3 has questions on sessions 1-9, 35 questions worth 1 point each. 35 points total....and so on.

 

I have two issues:

  1. I can't quite wrap my head around how the number of questions/points for each exam effects the weighting. Or, does it not at all because the weighting is already set at 20% for each exam.
  2. The instructor is considering dropping the lowest exam score. Would this have any impact on the answer to the first issue?

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