Just as SPE 1330 instructors follow the same guidelines in determining the number and type of assignments for their courses, we also follow the same guidelines in grading those assignments.
In general, a “C” on a speech means that you have met the minimum requirements for that assignment; a grade of “A” or “B” means that you have exceeded the minimum requirements in a significant way; and a grade of “D” or “F” means that you have failed to meet two or more of the requirements for the assignment.
The average grade for major speeches in this class is a “C.” In addition, simply attempting and/or completing a speech does not guarantee that you pass the speech. More specific information on grading criteria is provided below. Remember that your course grades page does include plus and minus grades.