Semester Grade Calculator

Created by Dominika Miszewska, MD, PhD candidate
Last updated: Sep 02, 2020

Is the end of semester is coming? Brace yourself with the semester grade calculator. The tool determines your semester grade πŸ“š based on your performance.

If the question is "What grade do I need in my finals to pass?", this grade average calculator will also answer it. The article below contains some tips on how to get through your midterms, how this final calculator works, and, finally, a practical example of how to use it.

What grade do I need to pass?

Grades don't matter in the real world, and they don't define you as a person. It's true! Still, finishing school is an important step in getting the job of your dreams, and getting a positive grade is crucial. And don't forget that, in college, better grades may mean you pay off your student loan quicker πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

With this grade average calculator, you can plan your work for the whole semester. Not only that! Imagine, it's midterm time, you're just before your finals, and you'd like to know how many points you need to get a particular final grade. Nothing could be easier with this final calculator - just put in your results so far, the weights of each quarter, and the final grade you want into the calculator.

How can I improve my grades>

There are many techniques that can improve your results at school. Here we go through some of them.

  1. Organize your time. You can use the Pomodoro technique to better plan your free time.
  2. Pay attention to classes. It'll reduce the time you spend trying to learn the topic at home.
  3. Give some extra time towards the topics you're not the best at. Focus on the subjects you've been struggling with.
  4. Don't let yourself be distracted πŸ“΅ by social media and TV. There's nothing wrong with watching one episode in the evening - just be careful - don't let it become a binge-watch.
  5. Improve your studying style. Maybe you prefer to take notes with a lot of graphs? Or watch youtube videos with explanations? Or perhaps what you need is to explain everything you learn in your own words? Try them out and find what suits you best.
  6. Ask friends for help or hire a private tutor. Sometimes you simply need more time to understand some topics. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

All of the above are just suggestions. If you feel you need extra help, search the Internet or ask your teachers at school.

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How to use the semester grade calculator? πŸŽ“

In this midterm calculator, you need to input a couple of values:

  1. Your grade from the first quarter and the percent of the whole semester's grade it represents.
  2. Your second quarter's outcome along with its weight.
  3. Your final exam results with, once again, what part of the total semester grade it makes up.

Suppose you ask yourself, "What grade do I need to finish the semester with X grade", use the semester grade calculator backward. By that, we mean that you input, just like above, 1. and 2., and after that you fill in your semester grade goal and its weight. And the desired final grade appears!

Grade average calculator in practice

What's theory without practice? The saying is well known everywhere except schools. Yet, we'll work on an example to describe the use of this semester grade calculator.

Elizabeth is a 7th-grade student, and her first semester went pretty well. She got 70% in the first quarter, which is 40% of her semester grade. The second quarter was a bit harder, and she got 65%, but it's only 30% of the grade. Elizabeth would like to know her semester grade before the official information from her teacher. From the final exam, she got 80%. Its weight is, of course: 100% - 40% - 30% = 30%

Semester grade = 70% * 0.4 + 65% * 0.3 + 80 * 0.3

Semester grade = 71.5%

Her semester grade is 71.5%. She did well in her finals and managed to bring up her grade. Good job!

Dominika Miszewska, MD, PhD candidate
πŸ“• First quarter
Percent of semester grade (weight)
πŸ“— Second quarter
Percent of semester grade (weight)
πŸ–‹οΈ Final exam
Percent of semester grade (weight)
πŸŽ“ Semester grade
The weights of the grades need to add up to 100%.
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