Table 2: Factors used to determine minimum points for each letter grade
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Amount of material covered prior to the exam

Difficulty of material

Nature and quality of my presentations

Curving to achieve a certain number or percentage of students in each grade range
(I usually do not do this.)

Bad questions or easy questions

Unusual test conditions

Extra credit questions

Differences among different classes or sections of the same course

Student feedback about the exam
(e.g., "You told us to omit that section or the notes".)

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