[DWJ] Re: Congratulations, and an OT question

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Tue May 9 17:08:19 EDT 2006

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 10:02:53PM +0100, Anna Zofia Skarzynska wrote:

>While 70% seems like not a lot to get a first, in my first undergraduate year 
>at college no essay was ever marked above 70% (as a matter of policy, I think), 
>so getting even near that was an achievement. In the 2nd and 3rd year a mark 
>above 70% was possible but rare.

I've been in places like that - the official range, outside which no
mark will _ever_ fall, is 40%-70%.

Why claim that it's a percentage of anything, since it evidently isn't?
Wht not just subtract 40 from each score and say "these are marks out of
30"? I don't know.


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