# 109 How You Will Be Evaluated

Final course evaluation
 I will use both qualitative and quantitative evaluation in all courses and learning activities. The qualitative evaluation is represented by my comments to your assignments and discussions. The quantitative evaluation is represented through grades that follow the conventional letter system, and they are based on specific criteria for the course and each learning activity in the course. This page summarizes what you need to know about both the qualitative and quantitative evaluations in this course. You may want to print it for future reference.

Final course evaluation

Final course evaluation will be based on the following percentage weight of each type of Learning Activity:

 Written Assignments 24% Chapter Discussions 24% Module Recaps 12% Module Exams 18% Term Paper 22% Total 100%

See the detail of these evaluation moments below:

Module Aspects to Evaluate Percentage of Grade Cumulative
1
 Written Assignment 1 Chapter 1 Discussion Chapter 2 Discussion Chapter 3 Discussion Module 1 Recap Module 1 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
13.8%
2
 Written Assignment 2 Chapter 4 Discussion Chapter 5 Discussion Chapter 6 Discussion Module 2 Recap Module 2 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
27.6%
3
 Written Assignment 3 Chapter 7 Discussion Chapter 8 Discussion Module 3 Recap Module 3 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
39.8%
4
 Written Assignment 4 Chapter 9 Discussion Chapter 10 Discussion Chapter 11 Discussion Module 4 Recap Module 4 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
53.6%
5
 Written Assignment 5 Chapter 12 Discussion Chapter 13 Discussion Module 5 Recap Module 5 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
65.8%
6
 Written Assignment 6 Chapter 14 Discussion Chapter 15 Discussion Module 6 Recap Module 6 Exam
 4.0% 1.6% 1.6% 2.0% 3.0%
78.0%
7
 Term Paper Part 1 Term Paper Part 2 Term Paper Part 3
 6.0% 10.0% 6.0%
100 %

The sum of the four groups of percentages will determine your final course grade according to the following table:

90-100 = A- or A

80 – 89 = B-, B or B+

70 – 79 = C-, C or C+

60 – 69 = D-, D or D+

59 and under = F

The Gradebook

This course has special features that allows you to see your progress at every moment. Access is through the “Grades” nugget on the course homepage, or you can access the gradebook through the “Report” tab.

If you have a question about how you will be evaluated, please post a question in the ” Ask a Question”  area located at the bottom of the “Course Information” section of this course. Please be sure to give your post a meaningful subject and to check that area frequently for replies and new posts.

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