PHYS 1301 Grading Policy - Fall 1999
I am principally interested in knowing whether or not you understand
what you are trying to measure and whether or not you understand the
source and relevance of the errors that affect your
measurements. Correspondingly, your laboratory report needs to
demonstrate these features if you wish to earn the highest possible
score. Succintly, you need to be coherent, complete and concise when
you write. This implies that the quality of your English grammar
affects your grade. It is not necessary that your results be accurate
for you to receive a high mark.
The laboratory writeup generally consists of an abstract, data tables,
responses to questions, error analysis, and a conclusion. Each part
has roughly the same importance for your mark.
WARNING: There are no make-up labs. "If you snooze, you lose."
Your laboratory reports will be graded weekly. Your laboraory grade
will be determined after dropping your lowest weekly report grade for
the entire semester. Effort is rewarded and will be considered when
final laboratory grades are determined.