
Grading Policy
Grade Distribution
Students will be able to 'compose' their grade, for up to 85% of the
total grade, from the following menu:
 Presentation of a research paper by a student: 20%. Grade will be
given by instructor taking into account class evaluation.
 Scribing of a discussion or a paper presentation: 5%.
A student takes notes of an entire presentation and the discussion of
a topic. (Potentially, one student helps the scribe for 2%.) The
class criticizes and rates the notes of the scribe. Grade will be
given by instructor taking into account class evaluation.
 A critical summary of a research paper: 5%.
 Evaluation of each student presentation and each scribe notes: +1%.
A noninformative evaluation is graded 0%.
Failure to submit an evaluation in time is penalized with 1%.
 Project (programming): 30%
 Term paper: 25%.
 One optional exam: 25%.
The remaining 15% are allocated as follows:

Surprise quizzes (mainly) and assignments (minimal): 10%.
 Class interaction and participation in discussions are
(subjectively) evaluated for 5% of the total grade.
Grade Conversion
97% 
A+ 
[94, 97[ 
A 
[90, 94[ 
A 
[87, 90[ 
B+ 
[84, 87[ 
B 
[80, 84[ 
B 
[75, 80[ 
C+ 
[67, 75[ 
C 
[60, 67[ 
C 
[57, 60[ 
D+ 
[54, 57[ 
D 
[51, 53[ 
D 
<=51 
F 
Last modified: Tue Jan 8 16:11:06 CST 2013
