GEOG 101 GRADING                                                                                                                           

1. Components:

                        Exam 1                        = 30% of your grade
                        Exam 2                        = 30% of your grade
                        Exam 3 (final)             = 30% of your grade
                        Required essays       = 10% of your grade(5% each; see # 2 below)
                        Optional extra credit   = can only increase your grade, not reduce it

2. Exams.

3. Required Essays.

Each essay must be typed and have a minimum length of one full page, not counting the restated question and bibliography (1.5 line spacing with 1" margins). Maximum length is two pages of text. Maps and illustrations are additional pages. The bibliography must have at least two sources (not including Wikipedia) to document your information. Footnotes may be added as needed. Short and long essays will be returned ungraded, as will hand-written essays. Essays handed in late will be penalized with a grade reduction.

4. Extra Credit.

There are several ways to earn extra credit. You may attempt all. Extra credit work is optional. It can only increase your grade, not reduce it.

a) Atlas Exercises. In each part of the course, prior to the exam, there will be an atlas exercise for extra credit on topics relevant to the exam coverage. Each extra credit exercise is found on the course homepage. Each exercise is due no later than the printed date. Points will be added to that exam grade according to the following formula:
                                   100-90% correct          = 8 extra credit points
                                     89-80% correct           = 6 extra credit points
                                     79-70% correct           = 4 extra credit points
                                     69-60% correct           = 2 extra credit points
                                     59-50% correct           = 1 extra credit point  
           49- 0% correct or not submitted         = 0 extra credit points

Blue Scantron sheets for the atlas extra credit exercise answers will be distributed in class. NO Scantron sheet (or other form of answer sheet) will be accepted after the stated due date, no matter how valid your reason.

b) Geographic Essays. You have the option to submit for extra credit a maximum of five analytical essays from the “Thinking Geographically” (TG) section at the end of Chapters 4 through 12. (Chapters 1-3 do not qualify for extra credit.) Only one discussion point may be selected from each TG box for the chapter selected. 

Other Forms of Extra Credit.

NOTE: Written proposals are due no later than Apr. 7, 2020 and the work is due by May 12th.

No Extra Credit will be accepted after May 12, 2020.
None will be accepted on the day of the final exam.

Last updated March 24, 2020 .