With high school and college semesters drawing to a close students and parents everywhere are starting to monitor grades with a microscope. One of the challenges that less prepared students and parents always face is trying to predict what grades are required to achieve a certain GPA. Grades ~ roadmap to an A, created by Tapity, helps take the guesswork and drama out of achieving a desired GPA. All you have to do is gather up your course syllabuses for all your classes, input in the number of graded assignments, papers, quizzes, exams, and what percentage of the total grade they account for and Grades ~ roadmap to an A will tell you exactly what scores you need to get on each assignment in order to achieve your desired GPA. I could’ve really used this in college!
Grades ~ roadmap to an A is really easy to use. The moment you open it you just start adding classes. Name the class, enter in the syllabus items, and by default it sets your target grade to 90% and tells you what you need to achieve on each assignment to get there. As the semester progresses and you get your actual grades, just input them into the app, and it recalculates the required grades for remaining assignments. At any time you can change your overall target grade, and when you do so the app will automatically recalculate the required grades for all of your assignments. It couldn’t be easier to use and it certainly paint a clear picture for students and parents early on in a semester as to what’s required to “make the grade”.
Overall I really liked this app. It’s an easy to use tool that provides students and parents with the roadmap they need to understand whether they’re on track to meet their GPA goals. It’s definitely 100% worth the price and worth the purchase. There are a couple of tweaks that I think could make this app even more useful. Currently it only calculates grades on a class level. I’d love to see the ability to calculate cummulative GPA added as well. From the Classes page it’d be great to be able to view your grades for each class and the cummulative GPA at the bottom. Aside from that one addition I think this app is excellent.
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad; iPhone OS 3.0 or later
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