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Grading in Mineralogy / Optical Mineralogy - GEL3050

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FINAL GRADE:

A+ > 990

A = 900-990

A- = 895-899


B+ = 870-894

B= 800-869

B- = 795-799


C+ = 770-794

C = 700-769

C- = 695-699


D+ = 670-694

D = 600-669

D- = 595-599


F = ≤ 594 points

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Attendance & Student Responses will be tracked using the I-clicker interactive student response system.  The timely purchase of the device is REQUIRED in order to earn full participation points .

I-clicker

If you forget your clicker or do not have one (NOT recommended), you MUST sign  a special roll in order to receive at least partial credit for attending class (Lowest score of the day minus 10%). Points can NOT be assigned retroactively !!!

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS

Perkins, D., 2011, Mineralogy, 3rd ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0-321-66306-1

  

Kackstaetter, U.R., 2017, Rapid Mineral Identification Vol I, II, & III e-copy, CD w/ incl. advanced Mineral / Chemical ID kit


Raith, M.M.,  Raase, P. & Reinhardt, J., 2011, Guide to Thin Section Microscopy. Free Download  HERE!


Cell Phone Apps: []Camera; []Magnetometer: Check here!; []Radioactivity Counter: Download / purchase here!


Field Notebook, rock hammer, hand lense, acid bottle!


i-clicker (Absolute Must! Your Grade Depends on it)

Poor Exams in GEL 3050 Mineralogy & Optical Mineralogy?

The above link will open a self check list of activities that are known to make a difference. If you are doing at least 90% of them (or 11 out of the 13 listed) you should see an improvement in your performance. Low grades are usually the result of doing very little of what is listed in the indicated link.

WARNING! MINUS POINTS FOR LAB INFRACTIONS, ESPECIALLY CLEAN-UP VIOLATIONS!

FINAL GRADE POINT DEDUCTIONS:

1st Infraction: Warning!                         2nd Infraction: -5pts of Final Grade  

3rd Infraction: -10pts of Final Grade      4th Infraction: -15pts of Final Grade

5th Infraction: -20pts of Final Grade and revocation of Lab privileges


Note: Deductions are cumulative!!!

Example: 4th Infraction = -15 + -10 (3rd Infr.) + -5 (2nd Infr.) = -30pts TOTAL