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interesting college extra-credit question
07-18-2015, 10:47 PM
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RE: interesting college extra-credit question
(07-18-2015 02:29 AM)Katie Wasserman Wrote:  I would have selected 6 points becasue.....

If everyone selected 2 points then the entire class's grades would have a constant added to their scores. Assuming that the class was graded on a curve this would have no net effect. So there's nothing to loose -- but possibly something to gain -- by selecting 6 points.

On the other hand, if there is a cut-off pass mark, and you think that you might be just below it, then asking for 2 points my be the difference between a pass and a fail.

I, being a callous egotist, would choose 6 points knowing that I was getting 100% anyway, so it makes no difference to me, but will cut out some of the duffers from the class. ;-)
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