from as student… Your grading scale is very high at 95% for an A. I am trying really hard to succeed so I can’t afford to lose any points. Every point is crucial and the margin of error is very small.
All the assignments are described in detail. If you have questions, please ask. If you miss points, fix the problem and resubmit the assignment.
There are lots of points for discussions as well as for coding assignments. There are many ways to earn extra credit points – coding challenges, advanced work, providing interesting discussion posts and links to relevant resources.
An A grade is reserved for students who provide exceptional work, go beyond the minimal requirements for the course and demonstrate interest and initiative.