12/16 Here is the corrected final histogram. You can still see the original final histogram and column of grades. In the histogram, solid lines indicate the major separations (for example, C+/B-). Dotted lines indicate the minor separations (for example B-/B).

12/08 Here is a histogram of the scores of still-active students who have nonzero CPS grades and total HW points of 650 or more in my online gradebook. The red lines indicate the approximate locations of the average E-D, D-C, C-B, and A-B cutoffs for the past nine semesters in which I have taught PHY131. These red lines will give you some idea of what your final letter grade cutoffs might be. As of 12/08, these overall scores should be reasonably similar to the final overall averages; however, the final exam is not yet included. DISCLAIMER The average letter-grade cutoffs shown here are only an estimate of the final letter-grade cutoffs. The final selection of cutoffs takes into consideration the final class average and is generally primarily determined by the location of large gaps in the final distribution of overall averages. The final cutoffs may be EITHER HIGHER OR LOWER than those shown here. Also, the plus-minus system will be used in the final cutoffs, but I will not estimate the location of those plus-minus cutoffs.

11/19 Here is a histogram of the scores of still-active students who have nonzero CPS and MP grades in my online gradebook. The red lines indicate the approximate locations of the average E-D, D-C, C-B, and A-B cutoffs for the past nine semesters in which I have taught PHY131. These red lines will give you some idea of what your final letter grade cutoffs might be. As of 11/19, these overall scores should be reasonably similar to the final overall averages; however, because these average scores include 1 test drop out of 4 tests, whereas in the end you will only get to drop 1 test out of five, and because the final exam is not included, these overall scores may still be slightly higher than the final overall averages. DISCLAIMER The average letter-grade cutoffs shown here are only a rough estimate of the final letter-grade cutoffs. The final selection of cutoffs takes into consideration the final class average and is generally primarily determined by the location of large gaps in the final distribution of overall averages. The final cutoffs may be EITHER HIGHER OR LOWER than those shown here. Also, the plus-minus system will be used in the final cutoffs, but I will not estimate the location of those plus-minus cutoffs.

10/31 Here is a histogram of the scores of still-active students who have nonzero CPS and MP grades in my online gradebook. The red lines indicate the approximate locations of the average E-D, D-C, C-B, and A-B cutoffs for the past nine semesters in which I have taught PHY131. These red lines will give you some idea of what your final letter grade cutoffs might be. As of 10/31, these overall scores are a bit higher that I would expect the final overall averages to be because the final exam is not included, and because these average scores include 1 test drop out of 3 tests, whereas in the end you will only get to drop 1 test out of five.