Note that the numbers don't add to 100; they are approximate.
Please understand that "class participation" doesn't
mean attending class; it means participating in discussions, having done the
reading in advance and being able to answer questions that are asked of you in
The final exam will cover all the material of the course. Therefore, it allows
for the idea of redemption to be applied. If you do badly on the midterm but
quite well on the final, then that is evidence that you've filled the void in
your knowledge that made you perform badly on the midterm.