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mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 pm
by James Trotta
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).

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:43 pm
by EunhaHong524
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.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm
by Bo-kyung, yoon
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.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:12 pm
by Kim Hyoungjoo
All my classes are mark on a curve except for Audiobook class.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:09 pm
by 하주형
I hope next semester I'll have more classes that are not marked on a curve.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:27 pm
by Kyong Min
Sometimes classes marked on a curve can be an advantage or a disadvantage to the student.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:45 pm
by Jae Eun Cho
Most Korean students are stressed by marking on a curve because this system limits the number of person who can get an A.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:49 pm
by taewoongkim
I don't know how to mark on a curve because I never did it

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:21 am
by Yun Heejeong
He could mark on a curve eventually. He did his best.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:08 pm
by Goeun Jeon
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.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:46 am
by Han Dong Geol
I prefer English lecture because it is graded mark on a curve.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:13 pm
by Yang Seung-Hoon
I think getting mark on a curve is lucky. It is uncommon.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:32 pm
by lee geo wool
This class is marked on a curve which made it harder for me to get an A.

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 4:47 pm
by SeokhyunHong
I hope all the professors wouldn't mark on a curve because it stresses me out

Re: mark on a curve

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:02 pm
by leesso
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.