How would you interpret this?

  1. Please look for the class climate evaluation link in your student email and fill it out, so that I have a better idea of how you experienced the course. I will add 10 points manually to your final grade if you are able to do this. I am automatically notified when you have filled it out, so no need to send me screenshots or anything.
    Does this mean that if you have an 85, and fill out the survey, you'll get a 95? Or does it mean that there are x points available to earn, and this will make it x+10?

    Yes, I've already emailed my professor, and I haven't heard anything back. I feel like I'm reading it totally wrong.

    TIA,
    Jen
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Velocirobot
    Is there a final exam in the course? I wonder if the 10 points might be added to a final exam grade, not the overall course grade. I am just saying this because adding 10 points to a course grade for filling out an evaluation seems a little over-the-top
  4. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Velocirobot
    Is there a final exam in the course? I wonder if the 10 points might be added to a final exam grade, not the overall course grade. I am just saying this because adding 10 points to a course grade for filling out an evaluation seems a little over-the-top
    No final.
  5. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    And the reason that I'm asking is that I have a 98 in that class. There's an essay due tonight and I just don't want to do it at all. If I don't do it, my grade drops to an 88. It would be super nice to get a grade bump.

    I should suck it up and do the essay (that I've known about for weeks now), but I'm being a brat with a terrible attitude.
  6. by   chare
    My rhought is that it would be x points + 10 vonus points. My suggestion, for what it's worth, would be to submit the essay.

    Best wishes in whatever you decide.
  7. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I'm going to do it, because I'd be disappointed in myself if I didn't. But man I wish I could skip it.
  8. by   ctaylar
    I had a few teachers who do this at the end of term, it was considered extra credit. So mostly depends on how many points total for your class grade. It usually shows up on Canvas (or whatever) as 10/0. If your grade is based on 4, 100 point exams, your point total is a maximum of 400. So if you get an 85 in each test, 85 x 4 = 340/400 = 340/400x100 = 85%/B. When you get the bonus points, it adds to your point total but not your maximum, so 340+10/400 = 87.5%. I really hope that makes sense, hah.
  9. by   caliotter3
    I would submit the essay because you don't know for certain the instructor's reaction to failing to submit it.
  10. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    It's done! It sucked, but I'm happy I did it.

    Right before finishing she emailed me back to tell me that she's adding the 10 points on the exam total - which is 60% of my grade.

    Thanks for all the input! I knew the right answer, but sometimes you need to have that reinforced.
  11. by   ctaylar
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    It's done! It sucked, but I'm happy I did it.

    Right before finishing she emailed me back to tell me that she's adding the 10 points on the exam total - which is 60% of my grade.

    Thanks for all the input! I knew the right answer, but sometimes you need to have that reinforced.
    I'm glad she clarified! I've only ever had teachers add the bonus to the overall grade, but that makes sense when the final is worth 60%!

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