Final Exam distributions
I have finished grading the final (Monday 4:45 PM) and posted all Singleton lecture scores onto Blackboard. The final average was just about 71%. There was a total of 100 multiple choice questions, a further 20 points of free responses, and the bonus question was worth an additional 3 points, to make a total possible of 123 points out of 120 for the exam. I then doubled this score, which represents the points on Blackboard. The Running Total points on Blackboard does appear to be accurate, but if you suspect any discrepancies, please ensure that you contact me before 5 PM on Wednesday, December 22nd.
Here is the final tally for grades as of right now. The high score on the final was 98%, and indicated above the average was approximately 71%. Scores on the final were grouped pretty tightly around the average score. For final grades, the average for my combined lecture sections was 80.0%, and over three quarters of the class (37 out of 48 students) got a 2.5 or higher for the course. The final grade distributions in Dr. Bair’s lecture sections typically hit almost exactly the same marks.
I enjoyed getting to know all of you over the past semester, and wish you the best in your future academic pursuits. If you enjoyed Microbiology, make sure you tell your friends not to panic when it is their turn to take the class. If you really enjoyed Microbiology and want to make some extra money, please contact me about being a lab assistant for the course. The only reason the labs are able to happen as smoothly as they do is because of the dedication of our cadre of student lab assistants.