Your grade in this course will be computed using the following formula:

- 60% final examination
- 40% term mark, which consists of:
- 20% WeBWorK assignments
- 20% In-class midterm

Because MATH 101 is a multisection course, the grading scheme includes
the following structure to ensure fairness and consistency across all
sections: **distributed marking of the final exam** and **scaling
of term grades to match the final**. In brief:

- The final examination will be the same for all sections of MATH 101. The grading of the exam will be distributed among all the instructors and TAs for MATH 101, so that parts of everybody's exam are marked by several different people. Both of these factors help ensure that grades on final exams are given equitably no matter which section you are in.
- Midterm exams are common to all sections. There are 6 randomized versions of equal difficulty, 3 versions for the TTh classes and 3 versions for the MWF classes. This ensures that no student is penalized for being in a "hard" section or taking an unexpectedly difficult midterm.
- If a particular section does well on the midterm exam, then their term marks will simply go up. If a particular section does well on the final exam, then their term marks will simply go up.
- As a result of guaranteed equal difficulty of all tests for all students, final rescaling, if required, will apply uniformly across all sections. The decision to rescale, at the end of the term once all tests are written and marked, will be made by the Instructor-in-Charge.

Mark Mac Lean, who has been an Instructor-in-Charge for MATH 101 and other courses in the past and who is now the Undergraduate Chair of the Mathematics Department, has shared his perspective on grades and grading, which will give you a very detailed understanding about grades and how your professors look at them. The last page goes into more detail about distributed marking of the final exam and scaling of term grades to match the final.

If you miss any homework assignments, the midterm, or the final exam, you should read our page on missed assessment. In no circumstance can a student have 100% of their assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not completed a substantial portion of the term work (for example, a student who misses the midterm and most Webwork assignments) will not be admitted to the final examination.

If you wish to have a midterm carefully re-read, please consult the relevant information on the in-class-midterm page; we will only consider requests that follow the procedure outlined there.

A student who wishes to **view their final exam** for pedagogic
purposes may initiate this process by filling out the appropriate
Mathematics
department form. Note that *this viewing of a final exam cannot
change the grade of a final exam* (except in the case of an obvious
addition or recording error). Requesting a regrade of a final exam
would be done at the university level by initiating a
review
of assigned standing procedure.

**There is no mechanism by which a student can increase their assigned
grade in the course after the semester (no “extra
assignments” or the like). Please do not ask your instructor
about such possibilities; the time to take responsibility for your
performance in the course is during the semester.**