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College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question  
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 16
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Has anyone got asked not to take an exam because of having a high grade? Well today my teacher told me I need not take the exam as I have an A. Also, she said I got my goal of having a 3.5 GPA. I am happy as I had surgery today and I get to sleep in tomorrow. Is getting exempt from an exam common or uncommon?

Hunter


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1845 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
Is getting exempt from an exam common or uncommon?

In a class called "Lincoln Logs?" Common.



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

yeah, seriously, this hasn't happened since i was in Junior High.

University classes generally have finals that are a HUGE part of your grade. Most of my math finals were worth 60% of my final grade, and i even had one class where the final was worth 100% of my grade. Most other finals were worth anywhere from 40-60% of my final grade.

MCO, take advantage as much as you can, because when you move on to college, things are going to be much harder, faster, and draining. You never get it as easy as you have now.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1823 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):

MCO, take advantage as much as you can, because when you move on to college, things are going to be much harder, faster, and draining. You never get it as easy as you have now.

Well I am currently enrolled in a community college. I love the people and thanks those who have replied.

Hunter



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Are you in HS or college? I have NEVER had a professor let us skip out on an exam because you had a high grade. Nor did I in prep school. Exams are usually worth 50% of your grade, somtimes more, sometimes less, but they are important because it proves to the professor/teacher/college that what you have learned has solidified in your brain and it's good for you because you remember things from them. They shouldn't be skipped in my opinion no matter what your grade. And I think it's someone discriminatory.

UAL


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1813 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 3):
Well I am currently enrolled in a community college.

Aren't you taking high school courses at a CC? At least that what it appears when you posted your schedule. Pre-Algebra etc.


User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1809 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
University classes generally have finals that are a HUGE part of your grade.

Go to law school... your final exam is your entire grade... No homework, no quizzes, no midterm, just one bitch of a test... Most of the professors design them to be impossible to finish so they can get a better curve...  Cool



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1802 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
Are you in HS or college?

Community College

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
They shouldn't be skipped in my opinion no matter what your grade. And I think it's someone discriminatory.

She ordered me not to come. I've had one other professor do that.

Air Cop, heres my new schedule:

Western Civ
Introduction to Computers
Math 1033

My degree is a General AA where I hope to continue my 4year in sociology.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
Pre-Algebra etc.

PRE ALGEBRA? What University is this again? I thought you took that in 7th grade.....

My first Math Class in College was Calculus then went on to Statistics. I hate math, hate it hate it hate it! Stat was one of the worst classes of my life.

UAL


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

These are his classes for the next term as posted by him
Introduction to computers
Pre-Algrebra
Western Civ

If these aren't high school courses..


User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1788 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
These are his classes for the next term as posted by him
Introduction to computers
Pre-Algrebra
Western Civ

If these aren't high school courses..

Actually, they may be JUNIOR high school classes... I remember taking algebra in the 8th grade when I was 12, but I have no idea when or if I had PRE-algebra... And back then of course, there were no computers to which we could be introduced.  Cool



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1782 times:



Quoting MaidensGator (Reply 10):
I remember taking algebra in the 8th grade when I was 12, but I have no idea when or if I had PRE-algebra..

Yeah, Pre-Algebra was 7th grade (if you could get into it) and Algebra was 8th grade (if you could get into it).....depended on where your rankings were and test scores.

UAL


User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

The only exams I were allowed to skip in undergrad were analytical chemistry and microbiology. I had to take all my math and chemical engineering finals.


/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

I've had the privilege to skip a few midterms (though I still had to show up for attendance, then I could leave) and had one or two open book finals (not that it made it any easier). This was in college. In HS I think I did skip one or two finals due to high grades IIRC.

User currently offlineAnonymousInSAN From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Hi Hunter,

When I was in college, my professor told me and two other students that we did not have to take our final exam for report writing (I was a law enforcement/evidence tech major) because we had such high grades that it didn't matter if we took the final. He called us "impossible A's." So it does happen. Good luck with college!

Vicky


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Pre-Algebra... shit. I only wished I had paid attention in that class in my freshman year of high school so that College Algebra, Physics, and Calculus would've been easier in college. Anyway, I had a couple of classes in college where students with "A" grades were exempt from exams. In a couple of other classes, if you had a top 10% grade on the term project you would be exempted from exams.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1663 times:

Heres how my teachers class was set up:

80 points for writing assignments
20 points for mid-term and final exams
10 points for extra credit

Total= 110 points

I had a total of 93.7 points w/o the final exam. So I am going to get an A regardless so like my teacher thinks, I agree it made no sense in me showing up. With the final exam, my total would have been 100 points.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1639 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
I hate math, hate it hate it hate it!

Amen to that. There is not much more on this earth that I loathe more than...*shudders*...math.

Calc/Statistics in my frosh year at college was a miracle to me somehow, I managed a B. And I'm not a B math student, more like a C, especially in stats!


User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

in one of my electrical/computer engg. classes, if you had an A average going into the final, you could exempt the final. The class was taught by a grad student, and he was really laid back. I have heard there's one calculus III professor that does it. And they say Georgia Tech is a good school!  Wink


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User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1612 times:



Quoting N867DA (Reply 18):
And they say Georgia Tech is a good school!

Who says that?????

Just kidding... For being in Georgia, it's pretty good....  Silly



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User currently offlineHuskyAviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1597 times:



Quoting MaidensGator (Reply 6):
Go to law school... your final exam is your entire grade... No homework, no quizzes, no midterm, just one bitch of a test... Most of the professors design them to be impossible to finish so they can get a better curve...

Aren't those so much fun? One exam worth 100%, with 3 hours to take a test that's designed to really take 5 hours, even with the help of notes, laptop, outlines and the textbook. Nothing like a little pressure to weed out the bottom-feeders.  Smile


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26501 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1590 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):

University classes generally have finals that are a HUGE part of your grade.

It depends. That is very true in graduate professional programs like law school, but not necessarily as an undergrad, particularly in math classes.



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User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Well, no, but the opposite certainly has aka I had a D in math so I ditched my final and forfeited about 6000 bucks worth of schooling.

User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
It depends. That is very true in graduate professional programs like law school, but not necessarily as an undergrad, particularly in math classes.

Most of my undergrad courses(engineering) were worth 50% or more. Very rarely were worth less. If they were, they were not worth less than 40%.

In fact, my math finals were worth the most of all courses, usually 60%. We also had a minimum grade that had to be achieved on the final in math classes. Even if you were going into a final with a perfect grade, if you got less than 40% on the final, you failed the course no matter what you were going into the final with or what the curve was.

[Edited 2008-07-30 23:09:08]

User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1542 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
University classes generally have finals that are a HUGE part of your grade

In one of my California History classes at the University (with a professor from England) the final -- worth 25% of your grade in the class was....

Given a map of the United States, label each of the 50 states [2 points per state], and the state capital [1 point per state] in the correct geographic location [1 point per state]

That was the moment where I decided that I would never truly value a degree from that institution.

Lincoln



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