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Old 05-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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So, my Economics class. I'm not doing well in it. It's over now actually. My grade is a 55%. However, he told us he is strictly taking the grades of the tests, and averaging them out for the grade.

My test grades are 62, 94, 42, and 74.

Add that up, you get 272. Divide by 4, you get a 68. This is how he said he's doing the grading. Is it the grade I wanted? No. But it's technically passing.

However, this does not equal 55, which is the grade he gave me.

He brags about a 90% failure rate in his classes. No wonder everyone fails. He just gives random grades. *******.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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You're definitely leaving out details man.

I'm not going to be an a-hole and laugh at your mistakes. It seems like you are in a sorrowful state, and everything around you is f*cking awful. From your mother, to your professor, to your self. I don't know what to say. These are times where men resort to drugs and prostitutes. I only hope you take control and pull out of this misery.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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you should bring it to his attention and even go to his office hours to address it. If you are really right about this, then take it to your ombudsperson if he wont address it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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you should bring it to his attention and even go to his office hours to address it. If you are really right about this, then take it to your ombudsperson if he wont address it.

This but more details would also help.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:43 PM   #5
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My test grades are 62, 94, 42, and 74.

are those percentages/marks out of 100?
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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Simple solution: talk to him.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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My teacher has his tests as 70% of the grade
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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Is there class participation?
Are the tests weighted?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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just noticed that 272/5 is ~55%. maybe he did everyones grade wrong? maybe he doesnt like you? Howd you pull a 94 and a 42 in the same class? when I see students do that, I know they slacked.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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My teacher has his tests as 70% of the grade
as long as its clear in the syllabus, I dont see the problem.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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My teacher has his tests as 70% of the grade

Highschool?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #12
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Yes highschool. I never said it was unfair either
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #13
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High school is a breeze man...

I guess if you're a really terrible test-taker that can be frustrating though.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:46 PM   #14
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are those percentages/marks out of 100?

that's what i was wondering. Are the scores you listed percentages or the actual points you got?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:48 PM   #15
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Percent of the actual grade. the tests are out of 100
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