CHEM 150 Announcements

Please refer to the Course Outline and Syllabus to find out on what days the three Hour Exams will be given, and what specific topics, chapters, and sections will be covered on each exam.

To download, view, and/or print the list of topics that may appear on a given Hour Exam, please click on the down arrow symbol near the right margin on the appropriate line below.
 
Please note that you will need to bring your own scientific calculator to the exam.  (No sharing of calculators is permitted, and you may not use a smartphone on any of my exams.)  I like to use a TI-30Xa or TI-30X IIS scientific calculator, and I recommend their use to my students.  Be sure to bring several sharpened pencils and a good eraser.
 
Regards,
 
Dr. Ringen



Adjusting grades of students in my courses

I often adjust (curve?)* grades that students receive on exams in my courses using a widely-used formula that is described by Dr. Joe Champion of Boise State University in his article "A Way to Curve Grades using a Spreadsheet."  To read this article and/or download his Excel spreadsheet "Grading Transformation Example Workbook," just click on the down arrow symbols on the appropriate lines below.

My Excel spreadsheet is titled "How grades may be adjusted using Microsoft Excel.xlsx," and you may download it and experiment with it by clicking on the down arrow symbol on the last line of this page.

* - I hesitate using the word "curve' to refer to my way of adjusting grades because it has nothing to do with assigning grades using a bell curve, which is an approach that I strongly disagree with.
 
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