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2002-12-13: Geez, this sucks.

Postby The Comment Golem » December 13th, 2002, 3:00 am

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2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby The Comment Golem » May 17th, 2012, 11:00 pm

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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby Neko7 » May 18th, 2012, 4:16 am

That whole ‘teacher never gives ‘A’ because they’re only for perfect work’ thing seems rather awkward and stupid now, but I swear it was taken from an actual story my Mother told me about one of her teachers.


Oddly enought it made perfect sense to me, since the grading system and habit/behavior in France fit the description quite nicely.
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby Disciple of Sakura » May 18th, 2012, 6:30 am

Back when I was an art student in college, that was pretty much the policy of all the art professors I had - my GPA was terrible compared to my high school and its straight A's, because they couldn't be bothered giving out more than a B for just about anything. I'm not sure that, if Michaelangelo carved the Pieta for his final project, he wouldn't have gotten a B. Snooty bastards. :x
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby requiem18th » May 18th, 2012, 7:30 am

And because the A, A+, A++ system is not a real scale of how competently can you pass test but a measure of how much you impressed your teacher. Nothing really stands in the way for a A+++.

In Japan, and tsuiraku seems to be insipred by Japan, and in fact in most countries using the metric system, Tests are graded from 0 to 100 meaning 100% success rate. Being from a metric system country that's the way I interpreted it.

Oh and Meji is awesome. I don't know why call her "protagonist by default" I don't think ES gets any more interesting with Sarine as protagonist.
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby eee » May 20th, 2012, 11:22 am

It's good to see young Meji and Ellis again! Ellis... (lip quiver). No, no, I'm fine, it's just.... HE HAD IT ALL!! Opposable thumbs! Cool clothes! A GODDESS as a slave! (Yeah, people say owner; cats know better). A ready made harem! (So what if the Paedagogusi weren't anatomically correct, that's where the goddess-slave comes in). He could have gone where no cat has gone before and DONE THE MISSIONARY POSITION!! Instead, because of Dis-spell... and Dat-spell... he's gone. Gone like the wind. He doesn't even get residuals and guest spots like Ralph and Bimbo.

Why, hyper evolved energy beings, WHY???? :cry:
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby Sareth » May 20th, 2012, 5:18 pm

I certainly relate to the "don't give out As" thing.

One of my professors during my Master's Degree coursework was one who believed firmly that when the handbook said that a C counted as "passing, with adequate knowledge to advance" it meant it. Now, keep in mind that, unlike most bachelor's programs, in a Masters anything less than a B average over the course of the degree will typically result in not getting that Masters diploma. I got straight As in every class I took, with the exception of his. The B I got in his is the grade I am proudest of, because by GOD did that class and that professor make you work for it...
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby BloodHenge » May 21st, 2012, 2:17 am

I haven't ever had a teacher who doesn't hand out A's, and I don't understand the mentality. If you're not going to use the entire measurement scale, your resolution isn't small enough. More often, I run into people who normalize their grades to a bell curve.
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Re: 2012-05-18: [CT] This Sucks.

Postby Forrest » May 21st, 2012, 1:42 pm

BloodHenge wrote:I haven't ever had a teacher who doesn't hand out A's, and I don't understand the mentality. If you're not going to use the entire measurement scale, your resolution isn't small enough. More often, I run into people who normalize their grades to a bell curve.

Curving hardly helps either, especially if students are allowed to drop.

I had one class graded on a curve, where after every mid-term, the lower half of the class, figuring they were not going to pass since they were below the middling grade level, dropped the class. Then next mid-term half the remainder dropped. And so on. A class of 30ish had about 6 people left by the end of the term, and I presume only two others besides myself actually passed.

A class should have a set amount of material for students to learn and if they learn absolutely all of it, they get an A, regardless of how many others did so. If they learn an acceptable fraction of it, they pass with a C, regardless of how many others do otherwise. And so on for Bs and Ds and such. Certainly, normal distributions (a "curve") should be used for determining what material to expect students to learn, and if a class's grades are frequently far off from a normal distribution that means that the material needs to be adjusted. But one genius in a class shouldn't lower everyone else's grades, and a whole class full of D- dunces shouldn't pass with flying colors just because nobody else was there to outshine them that term.
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