Midterm 2 and Current Course Grades in Finance 4335

I just uploaded the Midterm 2 Exam grades, along with current Finance 4335 attendance, quiz, problem set, and 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 you are all well aware, as the fall semester progresses and I continue to collect grades in the attendance/participation, quiz, problem set, and exam categories, the course grade listed on Canvas dynamically incorporates this 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 across all categories:

From this table, you can get a good idea of how your grades compare with all other students 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 that appears in the course syllabus:

If you are disappointed by your performance in Finance 4335, remember that the final exam grade automatically double counts instead of a lower midterm exam grade. If both midterm exam grades are lower than the final exam grade, the final exam grade replaces the lower of the two midterm exam grades.

Today, we will begin class by reviewing Midterm 2 and then move on to our study of options.  If any of you would like to have a chat with me about your grades in Finance 4335, it would be a good time to stop by my office during office hours (Foster 320.39) 3:30-4:30 pm TR, or set up a Zoom appointment with me.

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