The graders who graded each problem estimated what they considered to be a passing grade on that problem. The minimum passing grade for the exam, which was based on the sum of those numbers, has been set at 56. In more detail, the numerical grade that you received can be translated into a letter grade by the following chart:
|NUMERICAL GRADE||LETTER GRADE|
|80 - 100||A|
|68 - 79||B|
|56 - 67||C|
|41 - 55||D|
|0 - 40||E|
The cutoff for exemptions from the tutoring attendance requirement will be 72. All students who received a grade of 72 or higher will be exempt from the tutoring attendance requirement starting Thursday, October 29, and extending until the next Review Quiz, on Friday November 20. Remember, by the way, that tutoring is highly recommended even when it is not required.
A histogram of the grades for the quiz is shown below. Note that vertical bars have been offset by half a point, so that each bar indicates the number of students who received the grades that are directly below the bar. Each bar indicates 5 possible grades: 96-100 for the first bar, 91-95 for the second bar, etc.
If you did badly on this exam, you should try to figure out a way to study for this course more effectively. Talk to your 8.01 recitation instructor, your 8.01 tutor, and/or your advisor. I believe that every one of you is capable of passing this course if you put in some effort. If you are having trouble, you might want to seek extra help from any of the following sources:
Regrade Policy and Deadline:
While we try to grade carefully, mistakes can never be completely avoided. If you have questions about the grading of your exam, you should bring them to your recitation instructor. In order to make sure that regrade requests are handled while the instructors can still recall how the grading was done, we are setting a deadline for regrade requests. Any question about the grading should be brought to the attention of your recitation instructor no more than two weeks after the class in which the paper was returned. If you are not satisfied with the action taken by your instructor, please feel free to contact me. Please try to contact me within about a week of when your recitation instructor responds to you.