- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
Do they grade on a curve?
That assumes that you can't get more than 100%.
Also, isn't there this thing where grades are assigned according to some normal-distribution among the results of the whole class? As in: your grade is relative to the other results (e.g. top 10% of class get A, next 20% get B, etc.), rather than according to a fixed scale (e.g. A > 95%, B > 85%, etc.). This could explain your B, if a very large part of the class got very high marks (close to 100%, in some cases even closer than you) and a comparably small part got less....
So it's stupider than all of that.
This was my first semester as a student. The school email I was given was blocked from receiving emails from outside of the school system until 2 weeks after the first day of class. Because of this, I wasn't able to register with the textbook/online homework website, so I wasn't able to actually do any of the assignments. It took a while to figure this out.
In the meantime, I didn't want to fall behind with late homework, so I created a login with my personal email, and did the first two weeks of assignments to turn them in on time.
After 2 weeks, I was finally able to create the "real" account through my school email.
Now...when this happened, the teacher was fully aware that I was switching over. I even named that other account FirstnameTEMP LastnameTEMP. Then, I sent an email reminding the teacher the day before the final exam.
Well...you can probably guess what happened...somehow my first two weeks of homework weren't included in the total. So my grade is actually A.