Grades: Just How Are They Determined

  1. Here is a list of the ways professors here at the American University grade their final exams:

    Department of Business Law: Students are asked to defend their position of why they should receive an A.

    Department of Computer Science: Random number generator determines grade.

    Department of History: All students get the same grade they got last year.

    Department of Logic: If and only if the student is present for the final and the student has accumulated a passing grade then the student will receive an A else the student will not receive an A.

    Department of Mathematics: Grades are variable.

    Department of Music: Each student must figure out his grade by listening to the instructor play the corresponding note (+ and - would be sharp and flat respectively).

    Department of Philosophy: What is a grade?

    Department of Physical Education: Everybody gets an A.

    Department of Psychology: Students are asked to blot ink in their exam books, close them and turn them in. The professor opens the books and assigns the first grade that comes to mind.

    Department of Statistics: All grades are plotted along the normal bell curve.

    Department of Theology: Grade is determined by God.
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