« on: October 11, 2005, 06:11:49 PM »
I read those threads.
In each one, ONE person said that professors read your admissions file and use it in grading your exam. No one commented on the statement here on the student board, and no one agreed with the comment on the pre-law board.
Last I checked, just because one person says something on an internet discussion board doesn't make it true. It's a well known fact that at the vast majority of schools grading is done blindly. Especially with using laptops in finals now, the possiblity of recognizing handwriting is practically non-existant. Also, in a first year class, the exam is it. No papers, or any other academic work, that's graded. There's nothing for the professor to compare your exam with to determine who wrote it.
And that's fine if you choose to be a paranoid conspiracy theorist and believe this crap. Granted, I don't think you should believe everything you read or are told. But the theory of blind grading and admissions stats is just a little too far fetched for me (and apparently most others).
I agree. It is about the stupidist thing I have heard on here, and that's saying something.