Understanding Terrorism: Spring 2008

Course Scores & Closing Comments

(revised 03 May 2008 20:06 EDT)

Scores on Individual Course Components

I will revise this page as more scores become available. Check (your) “My UB” for your final course grade. Also, see below for important course grading note and other comments. Note that the participation score is based on both attendance (shown in the table below) and satisfactory completion of the focus questions. Students that have consistently ‘slacked off’ on writing their focus essays will not receive participation credit for those days. This is not a problem for most of you; so if you’ve been doing the work, relax. However, if you thought you’ve been ‘riding along for free,’ you may have received a lower score.

 

 ID no.      Particip.    Anno.B.    Paper

0579

100%

97%

90%

0709

100%

99%

98%

1415

100%

95%

90%

1465

100%

96%

95%

1490

100%

92%

55%

1891

100%

97%

97%

2037

88%

97%

93%

2528

100%

75%

92%

2656

100%

95%

99%

3013

100%

91%

99%

3087

88%

57%

93%

3171

100%

96%

94%

3509

100%

80%

97%

3790

100%

95%

95%

3823

100%

91%

95%

3867

100%

95%

95%

3954

100%

95%

86%

3984

100%

75%

95%

4147

63%

65%

81%

4171

100%

45%

 

4373

100%

85%

95%

4963

100%

92%

94%

5815

100%

95%

97%

5861

100%

100%

100%

5925

100%

94%

97%

6368

100%

95%

93%

6436

100%

97%

97%

6910

100%

99%

100%

7471

100%

98%

96%

7536

100%

96%

 

7831

83%

97%

72%

8275

88%

80%

75%

8284

100%

91%

100%

8951

100%

72%

81%

9046

100%

85%

97%

9341

60%

 

 

 

Grading Note

The margin of error in grading the annotated bibliographies and the term papers is approximately  ±3%. In all cases where it would affect your course grade, the margin of error is +3% (i.e., you are given the benefit of the doubt, scoring your written work as high as possible for that assignment). Thus far written work that was scored substantially below the “A” level clearly fell short of the specified requirements permitting a quantitative approach to grading this work. For example, if only 10 pages of the 15-page minimum term paper requirement were completed, that score would corresponding be 10/15ths or 67% ± slight adjustment for quality. (Sorry, the title page does not count as one page.) Scores 92% and higher are equivalent “A-level” work, while scores 95% and higher reflect exceptionally good quality material. Nobody missed the next highest grade level by a single percentage point.

Course Comments

Check back later for general comments regarding the course.