OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Saturday, December 27

#6754

QUESTION: Should I ask to review my exam if my final term mark seems off? To give context, I finished PHYS 121 with a 56, dropping from 69.22%. The final had two possible weight factors, either 50% or 75%, dependent on which one yielded the higher final grade. Additionally, I had to pass the final exam in order to pass the course. With the drop in percentage that I experienced before and after the final, its logical that the 50% weight factor would've been in my favour. However, in order to achieve a 56% overall in the course using the exam weighted at 50%, I needed to score about a 42.78% on the final. Recalling the condition that I need to pass the exam in order to pass the course, I don't think this scenario makes sense. However, if the exam weighted at 75% is used, I would've needed to score an exam mark of about 51.59% in order to end up with my final mark. This scenario makes more sense to me, since I passed the exam and was eligible to receive the credit. My only issue with this is that I could've received a higher mark using that 51.59 with the alternative exam weight... I'm scared to go talk to the professor over this because I feel like in the event that I actually did fail the exam and they gave me the credit out of goodwill, that I can get my credit revoked or something :/

6 comments

  1. but in all honesty how much worse can it get, its better to repeat the course and ace it, if they fail you they might even exclude it from gpa calculation and do amazing second time around.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would ask. If you did fail the exam and they gave you the credit anyway, I doubt they would take it back just because you asked about it

    ReplyDelete
  3. it does not hurt to talk to your prof.
    miscalculations in the final grade can happen!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Email your prof! I apparently ended up with a 50 in Math (which meant I would've received a 30% on the exam). I emailed my prof immediately, and he confirmed that Quest switched my mark with someone else. I actually finished with an 88. Doesn't hurt to try.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I emailed my prof about something similar to this where i finished with a lot less than I expected. Personally I still ended decently so I wasn't questioning marking criteria, only trying to verity everything was added up correctly and that the mark I received was correct.

    ReplyDelete