Partial Credit and Extra Credit

You might sometimes receive partial credit or extra credit for an answer.

Some common reasons include:

  • Specifying an incorrect numerical answer with a dimensionally correct unit
  • Specifying a numerically correct answer with the wrong number of significant figures or decimal places
  • Bonus or penalty points set by your instructor for the question, for example, partial credit for attempting a difficult question, or bonus points for answering early
  • Don't wait until the last minute to submit your answers.
  • Some questions award bonus or penalty points based on when you submit your answers or how many submissions you use.

    You might receive fewer points if you change a correct answer, submit it, and then submit your original answer again. This applies even when "best" grading is used.