Test 1 Results

The most popular terms were Columbian Exchange, Atlantic Slave Trade and Oluadah Equiano.  The high score in the class was 36.5 out of a possible 40, not counting extra credit — pretty good for the first test. The median score was between C+ and B-, meaning that at least half the class got a B- or above and half the class got a C+ or lower. Here’s how the grade scale worked out:

Grade minimum points distribution
A+ 36.5
A 34.5 12%
A- 32.9
B+ 29.9
B 26.75 38%
B- 23.75
C+ 20.75
C 17.6 38%
C- 14.6
D+ 11.6
D 8.5 12%
D- 5.5
F 0 0

When looking at your papers, you can ignore the little diagonal I put in the upper-left and lower-right corners of pages: that’s a note to me that there’s nothing before or after (respectively) that page which isn’t graded (just keeps me from having to flip more pages than necessary). If I underlined or circled something in one of your answers, though, it almost certainly means something you got wrong. “X” always marks an error. If I put an “approximately” sign in the margin (and I do this on essays, too) — it looks like this: ≈ — that means something which is almost right, or nearly wrong; questionable, in other words.