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TheMercenary 02-13-2009 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by SteveDallas (Post 532901)
"But what about degrees?"

Pretty much you get the degree or you don't. Many (most?) colleges award "cum laude," "magna cum laude," and "summa cum laude" to the top finshers. (At my university you got those for earning a final GPA of 3.0-3.499, 3.5-3.899, or 3.9-40 respectively.) There's no US equivalent for a 3rd class degree AFAIK... the student who barely escaped expulsion and the one with a 2.99 who barely missed the "cum laude" mark would both get the same diploma.

We had 2 grades in grad school. 94 - 100 = A; 80 -93.999 = B; >80 = F.

Clodfobble 02-13-2009 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by TheMercenary
94 - 100 = A; 80 -93.999 = B; >80 = F.

Do I get to guess which grade you got in math? ;)

Juniper 02-14-2009 12:04 PM

Posting something positive to offset my post in the "irritating me" thread:

Yippee, one of my profs has agreed to write me a letter of recommendation so I can apply for some scholarships. I asked 3 of them so I'll probably get more than one, but I'm getting a late start since they're due 3/1 and the others might not have time. But this prof luuuuurves me. ;)

ETA: no, not that way. ;)

Juniper 02-14-2009 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by LabRat (Post 532890)
There is such a thing as "grading on the curve" (which is a total cop-out that lazy profs use IMHO). One way this is done is to take the top score and set that as 100% and then score the rest on a 90/80/70 type scale. Ususally this is done when a prof writes tests so bloody hard that if he used the traditional scale, all his or her students would fail every exam, and the board would start looking into why he/she was such a shitty teacher. There are many other ways to calculate a curve too, most way too complicated for me to even comprehend.

I'm glad to see someone agrees with my opinion of the "curve." Everyone I talk to seems to love curves. I guess that's also the mark of a lazy student.

Juniper 02-14-2009 12:14 PM

Catching up with a couple more old posts:

WTG Dana!!!!! What a relief, you must be proud.

I got a paper back too, though it was probably much less work than yours. 98%.

One more thing...this TIA you speak of...besides being a stroke, it's also "aunt" in Spanish and the name of the little girl in Escape to Witch Mountain. ;) Oh, and one of the Mowry twins on "Sister, Sister" and "Twitches."

Shawnee123 02-14-2009 12:15 PM

Got a VD card from mom and dad. :) Well, dad probably had very little to do with it. My 'rent's are awesome.

And, I'm going to take a nap. Just 'cause I can.

HungLikeJesus 02-14-2009 03:03 PM

I love curves.

Griff 02-14-2009 03:27 PM

It's the VD I could do without.

Undertoad 02-14-2009 03:48 PM

My ex-Father-in-Law had a major stroke and will probably be in a nursing home the rest of his life.

HungLikeJesus 02-14-2009 04:00 PM

That's making you happy? Who is he, Dr. Mengele?

Pie 02-14-2009 04:01 PM

I hope you misfiled that, UT.

Juniper 02-14-2009 04:48 PM

My dad went out that way too. And no, it's not making me happy today either.

Undertoad 02-14-2009 05:29 PM

Filed correctly. Emotional and physical abuse of his family, ruining many lives.

monster 02-14-2009 06:33 PM

I hear you, UT. Some people you cannot care about, cannot feel sad for. Some people leave the world a better place when they stop interacting with it.

monster 02-14-2009 06:34 PM

We just installed our new range/stove/oven/cooker and beest is cooking dinner on it RFN :D

We can has bacon again! (the broiler was bust and we're not keen on fried bacon....)

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