LIS 677 - Guidelines to the grade range

This document is intended as a supplement, taking account of the special nature of assignments in course 677, to "MLIS Guidelines to the Grade Range", as published in the FIMS Graduate Student Handbook. Quotations are from the text of those guidelines.

Precise grades assigned depend on the marking scheme for each assignment, but the following is indicative of typical levels of quality associated with different grades.

Letter grade 15-point
numeric grade
(-2 to 12)
Percentage grade
range
A+1294%-100% Perfect or virtually perfect work on a practical assignment. An unusually large number or wide variety of points made in discussion within the limits indicated: "an exemplary treatment".
A1187%-93% Near perfect work on a practical assignment. A large number or wide variety of points made in discussion within the limits indicated. "Any defects it may have are small and such that if corrected, it would be an exemplary assignment."
A-1080%-86% Superior work on a practical assignment. More than the average number or a wider than average variety of points made in discussion within the limits indicated.
B+976%-79% Good, average work on a practical assignment. For an assignment involving discussion, "The topic is addressed in a reasonable depth and/or breadth, and the presentation is well organized."
B873%-75% Slightly below average work on a practical assignment. Somewhat fewer or less varied points made in discussion than might have been expected, or somewhat more errors. "The assignment shows adequate comprehension of the topic....It has no serious flaws".
B-770%-72% "The assignment is not off-topic..., but it contains flaws, such as problems in completeness or writing, that place the assignment on the borderline of inadequate work."
C+
C
C-
6
5
4
60%-69% Too many errors in a practical assignment. An inadequate number or range of relevant points in discussion. Important parts of the assignment are omitted even though most of it has been done adequately. The submission "shows inadequate comprehension of the topic" or is "considerably off-topic" or "poorly organized" or "is not adequate as professional or academic work".
F-2<60% An unacceptable number of errors on a practical assignment. Very few or no relevant points made in discussion. The larger part of the assignment has not been done; or a key element, required for evaluating the rest of the submission, is omitted. The submission "shows little or no comprehension of the topic". "The point of the assignment is not grasped".


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