[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.
More information about the Dwj