Borderline grades at the end of the semester Math 1050-90 - College Algebra Online If your course grade at the end of the semester is close to the next letter grade (less than .5%), I may choose to give you the next letter grade. For example, if you are at 72.5%, you might earn a C if: 1. You score more than 73 on your final. (If you are close, I also check your final to make sure there were no grading errors.) 2. There is clear evidence of your effort including ALL of these - completing each WebAssign assignment with a high score, - completing each quiz, - participating in discussions and/or asking questions by e-mail or in person - picking up your exams (which shows you are committed to learning from your mistakes) Also, if your final grade is significantly higher than your course grade, I may give you a higher letter grade than your course grade alone would earn. For example, if you have a C in the course but earn a B on the final, you might receive a C+ as your grade for the class.