Every regular creiit (non extra credit) assignment is graded and given a number of points. In the end all points are summed up ; this is P quantity in grade formula below. The sum of maximum number of points on regular credit is the quantity T in grade formula. Note that if T=P , even with no extra credit, you obtain the maximum grade.
Make sure you understand how extra credit points contribute to your grade !
EXTRA CREDIT PROVIDE A LOWER BENEFIT THAN REGULAR CREDIT, so only work on EC after you finished the regular credit.
EXTRA CREDIT POLICY. There will be several projects/problems that students can work on for extra credit. They are clearly specified on assignments. For each one of those :
If at least half of the points are obtained, score is adjusted (usually up) by several factors: difficulty, solution quality, ability to explain.
if less than half of the points are obtained, the problem will be scored 0 (zero) extra credit points.
The sum of extra credit points is quantity E in grade formula below.
grade numeric = (P+EC) / (T+EC)where P=your regular credit points; EC=your extra credit points; T= total number of regular points.