The department considers the project, method, notebook, library research, completeness of analysis, knowledge of subject, written thesis, and performance in the oral exam. These considerations are then translated into one of the following grades:

  • H superior in all regards
  • G above average in all regards
  • S acceptable overall
  • NC not acceptable

Additional College regulations regarding I.S. are sent to seniors and will apply. For more details, consult the College Handbook for Independent Study, Section 3 of the Faculty Handbook.

Understanding the science in your project is extremely important and time should be taken to reflect on its meaning. This might mean, for example, that a last data run might not be taken so you can understand the meaning of the other data runs.