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Harry Caray
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


ITT: lots of idiots who think they know shite about grading scales.





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TheDrunkenTigah
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You have made it through the engineering curriculum all the way to Thermodynamics and don't know how to compute the grade needed on your final to pass?



He's obviously asking about the historical nature of the curve if the class average has been less than 50% for all three tests...






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CPBM Reb
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Test 3 15% average was 20%
I've never understood professors who make tests like this. What does it prove?






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


It gets people to drop the class.





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medtiger
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I've never understood professors who make tests like this. What does it prove?


It proves that either they're shitty teachers or they made a bad test. Either way, it's shitty teaching.






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CPBM Reb
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It gets people to drop the class.

But aren't you a little past this point of the semester by the third test?



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RickySauwce
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


Is a B possible ? If I beat the average by 10 points on the final





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RickySauwce
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


You have no knowledge on this what so ever so don't comment





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea but you can't change your test style after the drop date.

It works.






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TheDrunkenTigah
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It gets people to drop out of engineering


fify, our teachers haven't been bashful about admitting this either, since petroleum put a GPA requirement on entering their college ChE enrollment has gotten crazy






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OneMoreTime
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I had Gonthier.. and he made it abundantly clear that if you don't have a 60, you aren't passing his class. Test scores were similar to those in the OP and there was no curve.

Yep. He was a good teacher, but it was hard as hell to get a good grade in there.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea.

Especially if you've went to his office once or twice and he recognizes your name.

Going off your grades you'll probably get a B if you don't crap out on the final. Study hard and go with it.






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OneMoreTime
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Is a B possible ? If I beat the average by 10 points on the final

Might need to do a little better than that.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Nah. Barely beating the average got you a B when I had him.

Eta: but he did fail the shite out of a heat transfer section a few semesters back, so idk.



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TigerstuckinMS
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I've never understood professors who make tests like this. What does it prove?


It proves who belongs in engineering and who doesn't. If you can't master a course that is entirely based on the application of only four laws, then maybe it's time to switch majors.

Thermodynamics is an engineering weedout course.






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OneMoreTime
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Nah. Barely beating the average got you a B when I had him.

hm. well then there you go.






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RickySauwce
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Yeah he knows my name and I went to his office hours. Sweetness this puts me in a better mood.






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OneMoreTime
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Eta: but he did fail the shite out of a heat transfer section a few semesters back, so idk.

I'm on the verge of getting an A in heat transfer. Pretty excited.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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You'll be fine.

Better be ready for that final though. It's going to kick you square in the face if you're not ready.






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Jumbeauxlaya
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Here's your advice, why the frick are you trying to calculate the bare minimum you need to pass instead of just studying right now so you get a good grade and not have to worry about it?





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