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What are the worst grades you recall getting of significance? No, missing a homework, for example, worth .1% of your grade, is not significant. Missing all of your homeworks in a quarter is.
- 9th Grade Research Paper:
The assignment was to defend America's entry into World War I. Instead of your standard thesis, first support, second support-type paper, I did a more narrative take on Woodrow Wilson and World War I...it consisted of eleven or so smaller body paragraphs and reading it sounded more like a documentary than a persuasive paper.
I spent a lot of time on it and was RIDICULOUSLY proud of it...and my very closed-minded history teacher gave me a 56 on it.
- 9th Grade DNA Lab:
Had to construct a model of DNA. Ten percent of the grade was creativity/artistry...so I decided that while everyone else used clay or K'Nex, I would use twizzlers, marshmallows, and skittles...really bad idea...it was HORRIBLE and I got a D
-This year, I've avoided all D's and F's, save for one:
In Business and Politics Honors, your quiz grade total counts as 25% of your grade, projects are 50% and homework is 25%.
All but one of my grades are PERFECT 100's, except for one quiz I took. It was only 12 questions long and came as a bit of surprise to me.
I got a 7/12 on that quiz. It's the only quiz we've taken so far, so it counts as 25% of my grade. So, my grade is a 92 instead of a 100. Bummer!