Student: Hey Professor, can you tell me what grade I’m getting in the class?
Me: An F.
Student: You didn’t look in the gradebook.
Me: I didn’t need to. Evidence A: you haven’t turned in any homework this entire semester.
Student: I thought I could pass with just the tests.
Me: Homework accounts for 250 points out of a total of 600. That means the highest grade one can earn, even assuming perfect tests, is 58%. That would be an F.
Student: Oh. I must have done the math wrong.
Me: Evidence B.