Now I know why nobody ever gets a 4.0 at my school ... - page 2

by bonjournurse2b

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I was looking through a syllabus for one of my classes (worth 900 points total). This is the grading scale A = 899.07-900 points A- = 810-899.06 points B+ = 787.5-809.99 points B = 742.5-787.49 points .. I'm not even... Read More


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    Quote from 4boysmama
    I would follow up with the professor to make sure that isn't a typo or something. That's just not right.
    It is unlikely there was a double typo. Professors like this are typically arrogant power abusers. I would not bring anything up with this prof unless the overall course grade is 100% objective, ie multiple choice test grades account for everything, thus no chance for her to subjectively grade lower on a power trip after being questioned. Once all the grades are in, if you earn yourself a very high A-, say an 891/899, then go chat (which will be fruitless) and then file a formal grade appeal in accordance with your school's policies, which will likely be a futile enterprise too.
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    810 points out of 900 means that a 90% is an A. That is normal grading scale.
    I've never heard of A- vs A+ point split outside of highschool, but they must be doing it for competitive reasons.
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    How many errors in pharmacology do you want your mother's nurse to make? Of course it's hard.
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    Quote from Live.&.Learn
    That's ridiculous, something should be done about that. As far as bonus points in nursing school, our instructors are allowed to give up to 12, (out of 504 points), and most of them use them all.
    Bonus points? That must be nice. Our instructors don't give any. No bonus points no extra credit assignments. You get what you get.
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    I feel your pain, I had a 4.0 before my first semester.
    An A is 93-100
    B: 86-92
    C:80-85
    and anything below an 80 is failing. Plus you have to get 80% of possible exam points before anything else even factors in so it's tough, but I kind of understand why they do it that way. I think 5 people in my class walked out with straight A's the first semester. I ended up with straight B's, 3 of which were in the 90-92 range
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    I had a 3.95 in nursing school until our last semester when they changed to the A+, A, a-, etc scale...knocked me down to a 3.85. I was furious. They retro activated the scale and most people went from B average to C average because of low Bs through the whole program.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    I had a 3.95 in nursing school until our last semester when they changed to the A+, A, a-, etc scale...knocked me down to a 3.85. I was furious. They retro activated the scale and most people went from B average to C average because of low Bs through the whole program.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
    That strikes me as completely unethical if not civilly actionable.
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    Quote from SummitRN

    That strikes me as completely unethical if not civilly actionable.
    Agreed.
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    I was ****** but then realized, no one is really going to care about my GPA. I just felt BETRAYED. but got over it, graduated, passed NCLEX and got my ideal job. It was simply WRONG though. I know a few 4.0 people who were knocked down also :/

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Welllll, we can't give legal advice, but the word "Actionable" has a very specific meaning. You were Annoyed, you were Affronted, you were Angry, and you felt Abandoned, perhaps, but I strongly doubt that you really have any cause for prevailing in a legal action. Don't waste another minute worrying about this.
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