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College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:22 pm

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?

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:52 am



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

In a class called "Lincoln Logs?" Common.
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:00 am

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.
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:29 am



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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:36 am

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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:37 am



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.
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:39 am



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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:42 am



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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:44 am



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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:49 am

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..
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:00 am



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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:18 am



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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:37 am

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.
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:50 am

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.
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:54 am

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!

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:02 am

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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:51 pm

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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:08 pm



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!
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:01 pm

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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:05 am



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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:54 am



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
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:31 am



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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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:30 am

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.
 
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:08 am

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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 pm



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.

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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:28 pm

Well I've never been exempt from finals in school, I have been given the opportunity of not taking them due to my grade throughout the class, but I usually take them anyway, just to test what knowledge of the class I've retained.
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RE: College Related Self-Gloss And Exam Question

Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:54 pm



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
this hasn't happened since i was in Junior High.

I graduated high school in Ontario and was part of the double cohort. If I remember right, if you were in OAC (the last year of high school) you could be exempt from some exams. However, when the new curriculum started, I don't remember there being any exemptions.

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

 checkmark  In my early undergrad years I never wrote a final exam that was worth less than 35% of my final grade. In my upper years, it was usually nothing below 45-50% of the final grade. Most of the time there was also a midterm.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
I have NEVER had a professor let us skip out on an exam because you had a high grade.

 checkmark  Me either. Degrees are supposed to be conferred only when you have completed the required courses and credits. There should be no exceptions to the requirements.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):
So I am going to get an A regardless so like my teacher thinks, I agree it made no sense in me showing up.

I suppose that is one way to look at it. However, studying for and writing an exam is an excellent way to solidify academic knowledge and skills. Even if you would get an A either way you are paying for school so why not take full advantage of all it has to offer? It is only going to benefit you in the long run.

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