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The student's course grade will reflect the accumulation of points from a group project and a number of examinations:

EXAMINATIONS

Midterm Exam: 200 points

Final Exam: 200 points

Class participation/Exercises

150 points

Group Project (Marketing Plan)

300 points

Market review

150 points

No make-up examinations will be given: try to schedule other life events around them. No "out-of-town", "car-broke-down", "got-an-interview", "we're-swamped-at-work" excuses will suffice. Serious illness accompanied by documentation of said will be followed by rescheduling of the exam at some time mutually agreed upon by student and instructor; rescheduled exam will be of different content and will likely follow a different format than the regularly-scheduled exam.

Plus-Minus grades will be given in this course.

The assignment of course grades will reflect the student's relative standing among his/her classmates across all exams and assignments taken as a whole. Approximate grade ranges for individual assignments and exams will be explained as they are returned. Accumulated point range guarantees are in effect:

A: 900 points and greater

A- : 870 to 899

B+ : 835 to 869

B : 800 to 834

B- : 770 to 799

C+ : 735 to 769

C : 700 to 734

C- : 670 to 699

D+ : 635 to 670

D : 600 to 634

D- : 570 to 599

F : 569 and lower

These ranges are guaranteed to the high side: they will in all likelihood be some relaxing of the ranges downward given difficulty of project and exams, but they are guaranteed not to be adjusted higher than these given ranges.