physics 8a (Shapiro)

<p>so i just took my first physics midterm... </p>

<p>i choked on this midterm and i got a raw score of 55/90
The sd was 18 and the mean was 61.</p>

<p>The class has 2 midterms 90 pt a piece.
HW= 100 points
lab=40 points
final=180 points</p>

<p>Total points= 500 </p>

<p>I am assuming that my midterm score for this midterm would constitute a c+/b-</p>

<p>I was wondering if I am able to ace everything in the class, would i stil have a chance to retain any form of A at the end of the semester? </p>


<p>Concerned student.</p>

<p>Perhaps. I understand the pressure to get that GPA, especially for pre-Haas or pre-med students, but worrying about stuff like this isn’t beneficial.</p>

<p>If you really ace the rest of the class, you should be able to get a good grade. Even if you don’t fully ace everything, you should still be able to get at least decent grade.</p>

<p>Just try your best. I’m guessing you’re taking it for a letter grade, and you can’t drop it. In which case, just try to do your best! You didn’t do horribly, you were barely below the mean.</p>

<p>Now, if you were taking it p/np, figuring out exactly how much work you don’t have to do takes a bit more skill ;).</p>