DussoJanladde: Dogberry: I'm amazed that that one guy who asks all the stupid questions right at the end of class didn't fark it up for everyone else by showing up for the exam.Did you read TFA? Everyone sat outside the room, and if one student had gone in to take the exam, all of them would have done the same.
BigNumber12: Good luck trying to apply that one in the real world, kiddos.
red5ish: My experience taking classes graded on a curve included students sabotaging other students' lab experiments, books being stolen from the reserve library, pages ripped out or blacked out, cheating on a massive scale, you know, just the sort of behavior you want to encourage.
LemSkroob: Fröhlich added that going forward, he will give students a choice between a final exam and a final project, and that his class for the spring 2013 semester has voted for the latter.Well, good. Final exams are, first of all, not a reflection on how the real world works, and second of all, just a tool for lazy instructors to just run a scrantron sheet. Reports and projects are often how real world business is conducted. Its taking in facts (given or researched , bringing it together in a formal, unified manner, then either offering solutions to a problem or suggested actions for a future task.We always complain about 'teaching to the test' and that schools don't prepare students for the real world. This is your answer to that.
Gerald Tarrant: Call me crazy but I have always felt when marking my students that their mark should be related to how much they know not how much the others in the class do.
grinding_journalist: FAIL tag beats ASININE?Andrew Kelly, a student in Fröhlich's Introduction to Programming class who was one of the boycott's key organizers, explained the logic of the students' decision via e-mail: "Handing out 0's to your classmates will not improve your performance in this course," Kelly said.If I were an employer, I'd be thrilled that this guy allowed his name to be used in the article, because he is so delusional I'd never consider for a moment hiring him.
Quaker: All they did was screw it up for everyone else in the future.
5monkeys: This is ridiculous. It sounds like you had a chance to improve your grade with the curve. If the highest score was an 80 then your grade got bumped up by 20 points. I don't understand the logic in getting everyone to sit out./ never graded on a curve.//am I misunderstanding it?
StrangeQ: /would have failed them all if I was the professor
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