Midterm grades have been submitted. Ignore Blackboard, which is just adding everything up at this point.
The midterm grade you’ll see is calculated this way:
(Exam 1 Grade + Paper 1 Grade)/2 = midterm grade
In other words, the midterm grade listed is average of your Exam 1 grade and Paper 1 grade, without the weighting process.
The quizzes, blog posts, class participation, and other grades weren’t calculated because the midterm grade is not a binding grade. It is meant to advise you about an approximate grade rather than to give you a definitive calculation of your grade to this point.
Here are the weights for class grades (from the syllabus):
|Exams (2 x 10% each)||20 percent|
|Short papers (2 at 15% each)||30 percent|
|Report or Group weblog||10 percent|
|Longer Paper or Project (20%) plus paper presentation (5%)||25 percent|
|Quizzes, class participation, informal group presentations, and in-class writings||15 percent|