Monday, January 28, 2013

This is it - Pass or Fail season has arrived!!

In case you still haven't figured it out, it is very difficult to pass a course once you have failed 2 marking periods in a course in any given school year.  This means that if you have failed the 1st & 2nd marking period you will need an average of 85-90 for the last 2 marking periods as well as that score on your Regents Exam or Final, depending on the class you're in.  Is it possible?  I don't know, to be honest - that all depends on you.  If you do a complete turn-around, do your work, pass your quizzes/tests, come to class prepared, on time, have a good shot.

If you are "barely passing" (which means 65-75), even just ONE failing average for a marking period can cause you to fail the course for the year. 

If you have passed one and failed one marking period so far, you simply cannot afford another failing - or even low average - marking period.

- Start doing your homework, or you will fail.
- Start studying for tests, or you will fail.
- Start staying for extra help, so you don;t fail.

Remember, I don't give you grades.  I tell the school computer system what grades YOU have given ME via your homework, quizzes, tests, class work,, and participation. 

If you don't expect to fail, don't give me failing grades to record.  It's as simple as that.

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