My feelings are spotty on the matter.Personally, I don't think that curves make much sense because your individual grade matters less than what everyone else in your class got. For example, on one final, I got a C+. When I spoke to the prof, he told me that the same score in his class the previous semester was a B. So I was dinged a bit because my class was smarter than the previous class. That's the major downside - instead of giving a letter grade for the work you did, your grade is affected by the other grades students in your class got. Frankly, I'd rather there was a loose curve where the entire class was a B- average overall, but there was no requirements for a certain number of D's, C-'s C's, etc. which is how some law schools tend to enforce their curves. So your raw score may be, say, 85% of the answers correct, but because every other student in your class got above 90% of the answers correct, you can end up with a D. You did solid B work, but because law schools grade in the aggregate instead of individually, you get a low score and end up with potential academic issues and employment problems.Bear in mind that Med schools and B schools also use curves, but most if not all use a similar curve to what I am describing.
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