Weighted Categories Grading Method

The weighted categories method means that each category will be given a certain percentage, or weight, of your grade. The assignments within a category will be averaged together to determine the score of that category.


Grades will be based on a series of short quizzes, four exams, and a writing assignment. The quizzes combined will be worth 20% of your grade (each quiz has equal value), a written assignment in two parts will be worth 20% of your grade (10% for each part), the two in-class music identification exams will be worth 20% of your grade (10% each), and the two Testing Center exams will be worth 40% (20% each).

If your instructor has chosen the weighted categories method, you can view the weight of categories on your final grade by going to the Assignments page and looking at the numbers in the % of Grade column.

Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu).