Some final notes about marks and grades, in response to questions raised in this and other courses.
- The exam is trying to assess what you know, understand, and can do from among the topics covered in the course. The questions are written to be straightforward: read each question, and try to give what it asks for.
- You get to keep all your marks: there’s no scaling, curving, or rescaling to fit some grade profile. The exam is not there to try and rank students into any predetermined bell curve.
- There’s no competition. Your mark depends on your submission alone: not on how anyone else performs in the exam. You don’t have to beat others to a good mark, or worry about anyone else getting ahead of you.
Once you complete the exam, the first round of marking takes a couple of weeks; followed by internal and external review of the results, with particular attention to borderline cases. The release date for final results on MyEd/EUCLID is 23 June 2017, and I’ll publish a feedback report during the summer.
To all of you taking the course: thank you for your participation in lectures, tutorials, on Piazza and by email. You’ve been great, and I wish you all the best tomorrow and for the future.
Photo: Peter Asprey
So long, and thanks for all the fish.