SOCI 101 - Morrisville State College
Professor Kurt Reymers
The in-class group quizzes earn you Golden Points!
Based on your GROUP ranking on the Plickers quizzes (see course webpage for results), you will earn the following rewards:
1st Place: First place finishers will receive +2 points on the Final Grade
2nd Place: Second place finishers will receive +1 point on the Final Grade.
3rd Place: Third place finishers will receive +5 points on the Final Exam.
4th Place: Fourth place finishers will receive +3 points on the Final Exam.
5th Place: Fifth place finishers will receive +2 points on the Final Exam.
6th Place: Sixth place finishers will receive +1 points on the Final Exam.
The following rules apply to all group members:
Plickers Quiz Rules:
Rule 1: Quiz scores will be averaged based on number correct out of number of questions given. Occassionally, number of questions given may accumulate over more than one days quiz.
Rule 2: Absences will NOT result in a 0 (zero) for a given quiz, but a -5 point reduction on your individual score will be accrued for each quiz absence. In the event of a partial absence (came after or left before quiz was completed), the average calculation will be used, as per Rule 1.
Rule 3: Any group member not in attendance of at least 50% of recorded classes will have their Plickers group score ELIMINATED (thus removing any artificially low scores for the group). Corollary: Any group member who did not complete at least 1/2 (half) of the Plickers quizzes will have their Plickers group score ELIMINATED (again removing any artificially low scores for the group). GROUP MEMBERS WHO ARE DROPPED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.
Rule 4: Any individual with a PERFECT (100) score on ALL of the recorded quizzes will recieve an extra +1 Bonus Point on the Final Grade.
Other Golden Points:
Attendance Golden Points (4 possible bonus points - can score 14 of 10 points in the Attendance category):
1: If you do not use your two absences during the semester, the balance (+1 or +2 Golden Points) will accrue under the attendance area of the grade sheet
2: If you are in attendance on the day before AND the day after a designated college break, you will receive a +1 bonus Golden Point on your attendance score.
3: If the ENTIRE CLASS has above an 85% attendance rate for the entire semester, ALL members of the class will receive +1 bonus point on the final grade (added to the attendance area of the grade sheet).
Online Media Golden Points (3 possible bonus points - can score 23 of 20 points in the Online Media category):
1: You can do up to TWO (2) Bonus Online Media assignments to earn back points toward the online media (or add +1 or +2 Golden Points to your online media grade, if perfect);
2: One bad Online Media score (0 or L) will be DROPPED at the end of the semester (don't worry, it will be wearing a Golden Parachute).