In an unweighted system, grades have point values, and you find the final grade with how many points you earned out of the total possible points. A point is a point and no one point has more value than another, even though some assignments may be worth more overall points than others. A teacher may assign homework to be worth 10 points per assignment and tests to be worth 15 points each, or all assignments may be worth the same number of points. Point distribution is at the discretion of the teacher, so check your syllabus for information on how the teacher has set this up. The course will have a total point value, and your letter grade will come from the number of points you earn out of the total possible points.