Your course grade will be based on a weighted average of the following components:

At the end of the semester, we will compute a weighted average for each student and assign letter grades.

In general, the mapping from numerical score to letter grades looks like this:

Depending on the overall performance of the class, we may adjust this mapping.

The above information is intended to tell you how we grade. It is not intended to instill in you a preoccupation with point accumulation. We encourage you to treat points in this class as you would Monopoly money. If you focus on learning the material, the grade will normally take care of itself.