mark on a curve

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mark on a curve

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 pm

Here's a good article on grading on a curve: http://divisbyzero.com/2008/12/22/how-t ... gn-grades/

Note how one curve means the teacher ranks students and gives a certain percentage As, a certain percentage Bs, and so on. Another type of curve means the teacher adds a certain number of points to each students exam. For example if the highest grade in the course is a 91, the teacher might add 9 points to everyone's score (making the highest score in the class a 100).

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by EunhaHong524 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:43 pm

I hate mark on a curve because I have to compete with my friends. But as time goes by, I know little bit know how to get good grades - that is just to study hard not expect anything but my ability and diligence.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Bo-kyung, yoon » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm

Getting an A+ is hard in a class graded on a curve, because every students study hard and gap between As and Bs is only 0.x.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Kim Hyoungjoo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:12 pm

All my classes are mark on a curve except for Audiobook class.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by 하주형 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:09 pm

I hope next semester I'll have more classes that are not marked on a curve.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Kyong Min » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:27 pm

Sometimes classes marked on a curve can be an advantage or a disadvantage to the student.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Jae Eun Cho » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Most Korean students are stressed by marking on a curve because this system limits the number of person who can get an A.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by taewoongkim » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:49 pm

I don't know how to mark on a curve because I never did it

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Yun Heejeong » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:21 am

He could mark on a curve eventually. He did his best.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Goeun Jeon » Sat May 01, 2010 1:08 pm

I'm taking "Current English Translation" class, which has 20 students in total. After the withdraw period I expected the class would be an absolute evaluation class, but to my dissapointment, it turned out to be a mark on a curve.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Han Dong Geol » Thu May 06, 2010 10:46 am

I prefer English lecture because it is graded mark on a curve.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by Yang Seung-Hoon » Mon May 10, 2010 3:13 pm

I think getting mark on a curve is lucky. It is uncommon.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by lee geo wool » Mon May 10, 2010 3:32 pm

This class is marked on a curve which made it harder for me to get an A.

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by SeokhyunHong » Mon May 10, 2010 4:47 pm

I hope all the professors wouldn't mark on a curve because it stresses me out

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Re: mark on a curve

Post by leesso » Mon May 10, 2010 5:02 pm

If you put all your effort on in-class activities and out-class activities, it won't be that matter whether the professor marks on a curve or not.

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