Oh my gosh Klone, I soooo feel for you! WOW! I think I had that Art guy and then dropped to take a later class (thank goodness!!). It is up to the instructor. My BIO 201 teacher would not let it be over five days late or you got a zero. My BIO 202 teacher didn't care when you turned it in as long as it came in!! That rule did not apply to the tests or essays though. It is totally up to them. I honestly have to tell you that I don't even think that my teacher graded my labs. She would just send an email out saying that I had answered all the questions correctly and got 100%. Every time. It was so bizarre, really something you would think alot of people would complain about. But, when you think about it, if you don't do well on the tests at RIO you won't pass anyway because they are worth 60%. So, maybe she thought no big deal if she slacked on the labs. It only matters with the labs when they give you a zero! . I did really well on all the essays and never took advantage of the fact that I thought she was not grading the labs. I did them all thoroughly, but I swear, I did not get 100% on each one. I averaged a 76 on both midterm and final together, but the labs meant very little in my final grade, even though I scored very high on them obviously. They brought my final grade up about three or four points. But I see, that is what you need right now.
Are you sure you calculated right? I found at Rio it was really hard to estimate what you were going to get. What I did was take the estimates of what I would get on both midterm and final...add that up.....divide by two, to get an average between the two. Then I would multiply that average by three (three out of five is 60%). Then, I would take my expected average out of the labs and essays and quizzes and times that by two. Like this:
74 + 74 + 74 + 95 + 95 = total divided by 5. Which would give me my rough percent in the class. I was pretty accurate that way.
Is that how you do it? I know labs are worth 20% and quizzes and essay 10%, but then it gets all too complicated for me!LOL! But, it lets me guess at my grade.
Anyway, I do feel for you. I am sorry your teacher is such a stickler. And, that really makes no sense, because at RIO it is all about the tests. I think as long as you turn in your lab you should get credit. If you fail the tests, well, clearly you did something wrong. Anybody that is in these classes, that is not doing the work, IS going to fail. The material is too extensive not to! But hey, don't sweat it too much. Are you keeping all A's for a reason or just because you will not let yourself get a B??? Remember, life comes with unexpected suprises............