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Curve Question

Curve Question
« on: April 13, 2006, 11:07:30 AM »
What does this mean exactly?
<<<As stated in the Faculty Policy Manual, the same standard grading curve that applies to upperlevel
courses also applies to RWA:30% A; 40% B; 30% C; 0% D & F,with an allowable
variation of 10%. Your grade for RWA II will be based on the total number of points that you
have earned. As noted in the RWA Program Student Policies handout, points are assigned for
the Spring Semester on the following basis:>>>

Re: Curve Question
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 11:12:46 AM »
A curve means the grades are forced into a profile the resembles the bell curve, with the majority of students landing near the average grade.  The curve you posted is extremely easy, 30% As is very high, so I wouldn't be too concerned. 

Re: Curve Question
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006, 11:17:32 AM »
Awesome. That was from Michigan State's Research and Writing class. Hopefully all of the classes are like that.