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

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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 going to post the rest of the scale. But as you can see, it is damn near impossible to get an A. A's count as 4 points on the GPA scale, A-'s count as 3.75, B+ as 3.3, B as 3.0

    Keep in mind that this a pharmacology course! We all know that it is not a walk in the park. Isn't that bizarre??
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    That is an asinine grading scale.
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    It totally is! There are no bonus points or curves, either. Not that I would expect it in NS, but I would for a grading scale like that!
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    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.
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    Wow, and I thought our Pharm class was tough with 92-100 being an A. (They don't do A- at our school. But they do give a B+ for a 3.5 and a B for a 3.0, etc.) They do not allow rounding of grades in nursing courses, so if you had a 91.9, it was a 3.5 and not a 4.0.

    Math courses at our school have 94-100 for an A. It nearly impossible to get an A in math unless you ace every exam.

    I can't believe they only give less than 1 point as a buffer for a 4.0. 899.07-900 for a 4.0??? How can anyone be that perfect??? Especially in Pharm!
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    it is possible to earn an A in Pharm...Just a'int easy
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    So you basically can never miss anything ever...most questions are worth at least 1 point, so just missing 1 question from all tests combined...yeah, ok! Wonder what their reasoning is in making the A almost impossible to achieve?!
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    Come to think of it, each question is worth 2 points. What my professor does is take the # of items on the exam and multiply it by 2. Partial credit isn't given, either. So you can't even miss one question! Say what?!
    Last edit by bonjournurse2b on May 7, '13 : Reason: A certain abbreviation is a little too profane for here. Haha
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    Quote from bonjournurse
    Come to think of it, each question is worth 2 points. What my professor does is take the # of items on the exam and multiply it by 2. Partial credit isn't given, either. So you can't even miss one question! Say what?!
    I can't believe the administration allows this!
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    I would follow up with the professor to make sure that isn't a typo or something. That's just not right.


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