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'D' grade

edited 2014-05-18 07:12:07 in General
My arms are falling off!

This is, by definition, a "passing" grade in some instutions.


Which is a lie, because no institution I've been in accepts a D as a passing grade, not even a D+. Really, it's just a "haha you were to close to properly pasing the course" grade.


It may as well be called 'F+'.

Comments

  • Gallina seráfica

    > using letters as grades

  • a little muffled

    I don't really understand how Murrica works here, but a D is certainly a passing grade around these parts.

  • My arms are falling off!

    At my uni, classes require a C or C- or higher to be used as prerequisites for other classes, as well as to graduate. Anything below C- basically means "please retake".

  • edited 2014-05-18 10:20:50
    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    At the colleges I've gone to, at least, a D is considered "passing" but is essentially worthless--you need a C or higher for the course to satisfy a prerequisite, or for the credit to transfer to any other school...


    So, yeah, what the OP said.


    EDIT: whoa, ninja'd

  • When I was an undergrad, a D was considered passing.


    Now, as a grad student, a C is considered semi-failing, and D doesn't even exist.

  • a little muffled

    At my uni, classes require a C or C- or higher to be used as prerequisites for other classes, as well as to graduate. Anything below C- basically means "please retake".
    That's bizarre to me. At my school you're not even allowed to retake a course you've passed...

  • There are unis where a D counts as passing? It's always seemed to me like and F is "did you even try" and D is "okay you tried, just nowhere near hard enough you failure".

  • edited 2014-05-18 23:03:36
    My arms are falling off!

    You are allowed to retake, but you have to go through some rather annoying things like late registration (you can't advance-register for a class you've taken already, pass or otherwise), which means it may take a week or two to get the class if it's full. Your only solace is if you have a "graduating senior" card, which gives you top adding priority...if other people adding late aren't also graduating seniors.

  • He who laments and can't let go of the past is forever doomed to solitude.

    Here it works like this: A D will be a passing grade if and only if the class is basic. If the class is a fundamental for my major, a D is just an F.

  • "I've come to the conclusion that this is a VERY STUPID IDEA."

    Over here the scale is A, B, C+, C, C- (minimum required to pass, 50% or higher), I(ncomplete), F (an 'I' left hanging for too long).

  • a little muffled

    Here a 50 is a D- and that's the minimum passing mark. Once you've passed a course the actual mark doesn't matter aside from affecting your GPA.


    All of your guys's systems seem oddly complicated by comparison.

  • edited 2014-05-19 00:01:53

    Now, as a grad student, a C is considered semi-failing, and D doesn't even exist. 



    Still, grade inflation is a thing, so A and B grades get given out like candy. Not sure if it's the same case in your school.

  • My arms are falling off!

    Considering I'm just clearing courses by the skin of my teeth, fuck grad school, I'm not strong enough for that.

  • I'm glad we have numbers over here, I'm quite uncomfortable with teachers giving their students the D.

  • edited 2014-05-19 07:18:05
    "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    Is this some sexual allusion that I don't grasp? (Edit: this reminds me, local colloquial expression for an F-grade may be used for those, but that's not related to which symbols we use.)

  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl


    I'm glad we have numbers over here, I'm quite uncomfortable with teachers giving their students the D.



    god damn you i laughed

  • that meme seems to be absolutely nothing more than a simple coincidence yet i can't even fathom how it became a meme

  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    I've rarely seen it outside Tumblr myself...and trying to explain why Tumblr thinks things are funny is a fool's errand.

  • OMG WHAT IS AIR OMG       murder tumblr

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