Interested in trying to figure out what your potential final grade will be in History? It will take a little estimating on your part, but you can do so.

Use this calculator, and follow the steps below:

• Enter your grades for exam 1, exam 2, outline and thesis, essay, and individual COMM presentation (the grade in your HIST BlackBoard!) in spaces for each.
• Add in potential grades for any quizzes you have not completed yet. Essentially, you are estimating what you may receive for these quizzes.
• Subtract the three lowest grades from this total.
• Divide this total by 1200.
• Multiply this number by 100.
• Put this number in the space for quizzes.
• Add in potential grades for any discussions that have not come due yet. Essentially, you are estimating what you may receive for these discussions
• Subtract the lowest grade from this total (only one).
• Divide this total by 70.
• Multiply this number by 100.
• Put this number in the space for discussions.
• Estimate what grade you may earn for your attendance and participation. This grade includes your attendance and participation in Seminar and History. Be realistic. Were you present at almost all classes? Were absent frequently? Give yourself a potential grade based on attendance and participation in these classes and put this number in the space for A&P. Example: If I know I missed five classes in seminar and five in History, I might estimate that I earned an 80 for attendance.
• Now you are ready to estimate what you believe you can earn on the final exam to see a potential final grade in History.

Here is an example with estimated grades in red:

This student earned a 75 on exam 1, an 85 on exam 2, an 80 on the outline and thesis, a 78 on the essay, and an 85 on their COMM presentation. They completed the math with estimations for discussions and quizzes and came up with an 85.7 and 91.67 respectively. They had several absences in Seminar and History, so they estimated that they would earn a 78% for attendance and participation.

This student wants to know what grade they will earn in History if they make an 80 on the last exam. After entering it into the Exam 3 box, the total grade they would earn is a B.

Out of curiosity, the student wants to know what their highest grade could be in History, so they enter a 100 for the Exam 3 grade. The results show that even if the student earns a 100 on the last exam, they will not be able to earn anything higher than a grade of B in History for the semester. This is helpful information because this student knows how much energy to put into studying for their last exam.