Grading Exams: The Inside Story

An inside look at how professors grade final exams:

Dept of Statistics:
All grades are fitted to a normal curve.

Dept of Psychology:
Students are asked to blot ink in their exam books, close them and turn them in. The professor opens the books and assigns the first grade that comes to mind.

Dept of History:
All students get the same grade they got last year.

Dept of Theology:
Grade is determined by God.

Dept of Philosophy:
What is a grade?

Law School:
Students are asked to defend their position of why they should receive an A when they really deserve an F.

Dept of Mathematics:
Grades are variable.

Dept of Computer Science:
Random number generator determines grade.

Dept of Music:
Each student must figure out his grade by listening to the instructor play the corresponding note (+ and – is sharp and flat respectively). Tone-deaf students fail.

Dept of Physical Education:
Everybody gets an A.

Posted November 22, 2013

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