Just showing up for class now earns an 'A'

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Just showing up for class now earns an 'A'

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The Most Common Grade at U.S. Colleges Is an ‘A’
A new study shows that the most common grade at four-year U.S. colleges and universities is an A, which accounts for 43 percent of all grades, and the second most common grade is a B, which accounts for 34 percent of all grades. The study points to the idea that grade inflation at U.S. colleges is, yes, really rampant. But it also points out that those who manage to show up for class tend to be fine, and that professors are finally acknowledging just how challenging that can be. When you're wasted and everything, at least. Ah, college. WE MISS YOU. Anyhow.
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Well, showing up for the lesson does tend to increase your mastery of the material.

Except my microeconomics course. She talked lilke Sister Mary Elephant and my grades improved when I stopped attending the lectures.
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Well that's a bloody fucking small consolidation when you're own damn major has jack-all to do with getting a job. After charging you through your bloody nose for it.
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That's what I'd like to know about Bitcoins. Can they be fitted nasally?
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DrMatt wrote:That's what I'd like to know about Bitcoins. Can they be fitted nasally?
Maybe...

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DrMatt wrote:That's what I'd like to know about Bitcoins. Can they be used to buy Depends?
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Probably because most courses are 'appreciation' courses...gen eds that have fuckall to do with your major. And it seems like most profs know it. The chemistry classes I took for my major were not easy A courses, but if it was a gen ed, I noticed most profs graded easier. They know that you're there because you have to be, hell, they remember that much, and they grade easier because of that. If it's an elective, or a course for your major, then the gloves come off.

It isn't grade inflation, it's tuition inflation that is the problem.
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