St. Bonaventure University

CHEM-431 & CHML-431

Spring 2021

Grade distribution


Requirements to be Graded

To be graded on the grading scale defined above in lecture, you must pass the final exam (>130 points).


Failing to meet this requirement will result in a student not to be graded by the grading scale described in the previous section.  Grades in these cases are determined on an individual basis and are at the instructor’s discretion.  Thus, failing the final, skipping an excessive number of homework assignments or class assignments may result in a grade lower than the number of points you have accumulated would otherwise indicate.


If you feel that an error was made in the grading of homework or exams, you may request a re-grade by notifying the instructor within one week of receiving it.

Late Work

Late work will receive a penalty of 25% per day and will not be accepted after 4 days. This DOES include weekends for anything submitted via Moodle


Letter Grade Assignment

Categories & Points

Grades on all assignments will be given in points. Points in all categories will be approximately equivalent.


Each category will be weighted as stated below:

Weekly Quizzes:

200 points (20%)

Final Exam:

200 points (20%)

 Problem Sets:

125 points (12.5%)    

QC & Assurance Paper:

150 points (15%)

Modern Methods Paper:

150 points (15%)

Presentations (3):

175 points (17.5%)


1000 points 


Each category will be weighted as stated below:

Lab Notebook:

150 points (15%)

Lab Reports:

500 points (50%)

Group Project & Poster:

350 points (35%)


1000 points