Anyone know how the grade curve works here?
i had asked kilroy that and he responded to me:
" I can't tell you the exact number because it changes each year, but the handbook states it is 2.9 - 3.1. It breaks down like this:
Expect 15% A and A-.
Expect 15% C+ and below.
Expect 3-7% D and below.
Half are B+ to B-
Rougly 5 percent fail."
Seems like that is missing 8-12%?
Yep. More than half have B- to B+, and roughly 5 to 7% will fail. The thing about PSU-DSL is that the curve is "suggested grading norms." They are by no means set in stone. The missing 8 to 12% is wiggle room for faculty to hand out more Bs or more Cs. They rarely ever go over the A mark, just so you know. As a matter of fact, more will go under 15% As and give 5 to 10% As. My crim pro class was a great example, I managed to pull off an A (I have no idea how). My prof came to congratulate me when he got the grade report. That was when he informed me only 2 people got As, out of 75 students. Obviously, he felt overall the class didn't deserve lots of As, so he handed out more Bs.
Very impressive!!! I would love to know how you studied and outlined for the class.