Numerical Grade Equivalents

NOTE: I do not compute the grade of any essay numerically. The numbers below are equivalents, useful for "weighting" grades and computing averages but without other significance.

GRADE 10 20 25 50 75 100
A+ 10 20 25 49-50 74-75 97-100
A 9 19 24 46-48 70-73 93-96
A- 9 19(sic) 23 45 60-69 90-92
B+ 8 18 22 44 66-67 87-89
B 8 17 21 41-43 62-65 83-86
B- 8 16 20 40 60-61 80-82
C+ 7 15 19 39 58-59 77-79
C 7 15(sic) 18 36-38 54-57 73-76
C- 7 14 18(sic) 35 52-53 70-72
D+ 6 13 17 34 50-51 67-69
D 6 13(sic) 16 31-33 47-49 63-66
D- 6 12 15 30 45-46 60-62
F+ 5 11 14 28-29 42-44 57-59
F 5 10 13 25-27 38-41 50-56
Missing ("M") 0 0 0 0 0 0

Futher Notes

  1. Sic ("thus") indicates that an apparent error means what it says: in some cases you'll get the same number of points for slightly different grades (e.g., 18 points out of 25 for either a "C" or "C-").
  2. Due dates are part of the assignment: an important part in writing courses. I reserve the right to take off 1/2 grade per calendar day for any late assignments. I reserve the right to grade late papers strictly. Note, though, that I'm a decent human being and (hence) willing to negotiate.
  3. See syllabi for exceptions and details, but, generally, your grades on your written work yield your basic grade in the course, which can move up or down a bit depending upon participation.
  4. Plusses and minuses count, even with "D's" and "F's."
  5. Note very well that a "D" or "F" is a much better grade than an "M" for "Missing." If you just can't get in an essay, request an "F."
  6. Please don't grovel; grovelling degrades both of us. (Well, you a whole lot more than me, but me enough to be unpleasant for me.)