University of Pittsburgh, Summer Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0320CRN 01205: Social Philosophy (writing)
mailbox: CL 1001office: CL 1428E
Mondays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in CL 340
office hours: Sundays and Mondays, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.


The following table shows the grades of students who supplied the instructor with 3-, 4-, or 5-digit identification numbers for the purpose of posting grades anonymously.

The records are listed in alphabetical order by identification number. If some students declined to supply I.D. numbers, the mean, median, and average-deviation values reflect the grades of all students, not just those whose grades are shown. The mean grade for each assignment is computed by converting the letter grades to numbers according to the following scale, averaging the numbers, and converting the resulting numbers back to letter grades according to the following scale:

The average-deviation figure is in letter-grade increments. For example, an average deviation of 1.0 means that on average, individual students grades were exactly a letter grade above or below the mean grade. Average deviation is essentially a measure of how widely distributed students grades are, as opposed to being clustered together at the mean.

I.D. no. quiz no. 1 quiz no. 2 quiz no. 3 quiz no. 4 quiz no. 5 class part. reaction paper no. 1 reaction paper no. 2 reaction paper no. 3 analysis paper no. 1 analysis paper no. 2 analysis paper no. 3 final exam average
  4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 6% 6% 6% 10% 14% 18% 16% 100%
1877 B D F D B B B C/D+ B F C C C C
20556 B+ D A+ B C A A/B+ B A+ A A/B+ A/B+ A B+
2129 A A A+ F F D A/B+ F F B F F F F
2303 B D B B B B A A/B+ A B A/B+ B/C+ B B
2628 C B C/D+ C D+ B B A A B B C+ C+ B
2630 A A A A A+ A B+ A C+ B A/B+ B C+ B+
28108 B B B+ B C+ B+ B B/C+ B+ B A A/B+ B B+
2880 A F+ F F F F C F F C/D+ F F F F
3233 F F A+ F F F+ A A/B+ F F F F F F
555 A B D/F+ A/B+ B B A A A B/C+ B+ B B/C+ B
7928 A F C D+ D+ B B B+ B+ B/C+ C/D+ C+ B+ C+
7947 D F F F F+ C B A/B+ B B/C+ C D+ F+ D+
8269 A C+ A B+ C B B A A B+ B A/B+ A B+
9483 A A A+ A+ A B+ A/B+ C/D+ A B B+ B+ B+ B+
mean B C C+ C C B B+ B+ A B B B B C+
median A C B C+ C B B+ A A B B+ B B B
avg. dev. 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9