The most fitting grade

So they were handing out the midterm grades last Wednesday, and the professor showed a bell curve of the scores with a low of 143 and a high of 190 (out of 200). I got my paper back and guess what, my group’s the 143. And we were docked points for the most stupid reason too: we had uploaded the files for submission, but forgot to include some of them in the final report. The group leader tried to appeal, but the professor was trying to teach us a lesson about negligence and the disasters it causes in real life engineering.

My groupmates are upset, but somehow it’s AWESOME that a project named Refrigerator Fairy has such a stupid grade for such a stupid reason. I was going to ask for the grade to be lowered to a more aesthetically pleasing 99, but then we wouldn’t have a passing grade and that would be trouble.


2 Responses to “The most fitting grade”

  1. Samukun says:

    Ouch, that’s pretty painful. But at least it was just caused by an unfortunate accident and you’ll be able to do much better next time.

  2. Illusice says:

    That sucks, but I have to say that the way your professor docked your points actually sounds normal for how professors do things. I’d say things are actually more lenient in real life, but in real life, things are measured in $ and that’s a whole other can of worms. Well, at least you won’t be making that mistake again.

    p.s. Be paranoid. Like me.

    p.p.s. That YouTube link is some really weird stuff.

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