[...]For instance, it's pretty much a well-known fact that many students randomly use, say, 3X30 mg tablets of Adderall everyday during the exam period and 2-3 coke blowns on the day of the exam!
I've heard a horror story where a professor was beaten up by a couple of disgruntled students who were told their exams were missing and were given Fs.
Quote from: _/ on August 16, 2005, 06:31:57 AMI've heard a horror story where a professor was beaten up by a couple of disgruntled students who were told their exams were missing and were given Fs. I don't think this is true -- I mean, this sort of thing may happen in a thirld world country, but here in the US?!
My school categorically denies there is a curve, but if you get a prof to open up after a few cocktails, they'll tell you there is no other way to grade. This is largely because of the firms that hire students based on grades, and the school wants to ensure the firm has not made a mistake > thus so more students from that school will be hired.
I'm curious...what kind of grading curve does your school use, if any? My school uses a 9 level grading system. It is a mandatory curve for all 1L classes. I'd like to know if other campuses have similar grading systems. Thanks in advance! Our grading system:AB+Bno less than 10%, no more than 20% of students receive the grades above*****B-C+ (median grade)C******no less than 10%, no more than 20% of students receive the grades below:C-DF