Midterm 2 and Current Course Grades in Finance 4335

I just uploaded the Midterm 2 Exam grades, along with attendance, quiz, problem set, and current Finance 4335 course grades to Canvas.

As indicated in the course syllabus, final numeric course grades will be determined according to the following equation:

Final Course Numeric Grade =.10(Attendance and Participation) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) + Max{.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.20(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.40(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.40(Final Exam)}

As I noted in my August 30th blog posting entitled “Finance 4335 Grades on Canvas”, as the fall semester progresses and I continue to collect grades in the attendance, quiz, problem set, and exam categories, then the course grade listed on Canvas will dynamically incorporate that information on a timely basis for each student; now that we have Midterm 2 Exam grades, the equation that I am currently using (until the Final Exam) is as follows:

Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 2 = (.10(Attendance and Participation) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) +.20(Midterm 1+.20(Midterm 2))/.8

There are 51 students enrolled in two sections of Finance 4335; here are the current grade statistics:

From this table, you can get a good idea concerning how your grades compare with all other students who are currently enrolled in Finance 4335. You can also see where you stand in terms of a hypothetical letter grade for Finance 4335 by comparing your course grade with the letter grade schedule which appears in the course syllabus:

If you are disappointed by your performance to date in Finance 4335, keep in mind that the final exam grade automatically double counts in place of a lower midterm exam grade. In case if both midterm exam grades are lower than the final exam grade, then the final exam grade replaces the lower of the two midterm exam grades.

If any of you would like to have a chat with me about your grades, by all means, then stop by my office (Foster 320.39) 3:30-4:30 pm TR, or set up a Zoom appointment with me.

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