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Old 06-24-2008, 11:12 PM   #466
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Our GPA is the single most complicated thing ever.

We use a system of plusses and minuses to make GPA more editable. For example:

A+ = 97-100
A = 93-96
A- = 90-92 ETC.

So, in a standard weight course (we have two: Basic and Academic, the latter being higher):

A+ = 4.2
A = 4.0
A- = 3.8
B+ = 3.2
B = 3.0
B- = 2.8
C+ = 2.2
C = 2.0
C- = 1.8

We then have not one, not two, but THREE levels higher than that. Honors adds .5 to everything, Seminar adds 1.0 to everything, and Advanced Placement adds 1.5 to everything.
My GPA after three quarters this year was an even 4.3, but it will probably go down due to my fourth quarter.
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My High School

100-90% - A
89-80% - B
79-70% - C
69-60% - D
59% or lower - F
That's how it was for me.
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My homeschooling program's grading scale is:

100-94% - A
93-85% - B
84-77% - C
76-70% - D
69-0% - F

They're pretty harsh.
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Our GPA is the single most complicated thing ever.

We use a system of plusses and minuses to make GPA more editable. For example:

A+ = 97-100
A = 93-96
A- = 90-92 ETC.

So, in a standard weight course (we have two: Basic and Academic, the latter being higher):

A+ = 4.2
A = 4.0
A- = 3.8
B+ = 3.2
B = 3.0
B- = 2.8
C+ = 2.2
C = 2.0
C- = 1.8

We then have not one, not two, but THREE levels higher than that. Honors adds .5 to everything, Seminar adds 1.0 to everything, and Advanced Placement adds 1.5 to everything.
Holy fucking shit, that gives you a sizable advantage over me and I'm not a bad student.
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Wow, the University of Melbourne does mark hard. This page gives a word document comparing our marks to US grades.

What constitutes a C- over in the US is a fail here. Our 75% equates to an American A-.
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Holy fucking shit, that gives you a sizable advantage over me and I'm not a bad student.
It really does spread it out. My GPA is higher than most people's purely because of that.

Next year, I take three AP courses, two honors courses, and two academic courses (Public Speaking and Phys Ed). So, my GPA will most likely skyrocket.
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I love the Royal Tenenbaums, but this has easily taken first place for his films for me. Really I think it's a favorite film now. I know i only watched it once, but I just know with these things
I feel ya. It's like you're watching something special and know it'll stick with you for a very long time. It's how I measure my favorites, too. Can't see how anyone can't.
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My scale used to be like that until I hit middle school, then the State changed it, I believe.
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Ultimately, though, class rank is the main thing, because context is everything.

I was in the top seven percent of my 360 person class last I saw it.
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I feel ya. It's like you're watching something special and know it'll stick with you for a very long time. It's how I measure my favorites, too. Can't see how anyone can't.
Exactly, I rank resonation over style, but that's just me.
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If it's like the University of Queensland's, then I imagine it's:

85-100: 7 / High Distinction
75-84: 6 / Distinction
65-74: 5 / Credit
50-64: 4 / Pass
47-49: 3 / Conceded Pass (which UQ made an outright fail in 2006)
25-46: 2 / Fail
0-24: 1 / Fail (you stupid fucking dumbarse)

that's the one! cheers. my uni is actually griffith so it's all the same.
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My homeschooling program's grading scale is:

100-94% - A
93-85% - B
84-77% - C
76-70% - D
69-0% - F

They're pretty harsh.
that was more or less mine, now that i look at it. i remember an 85 was a C, though. and like i said in my previous post, 64 started the F grade.

it is strict! i would've been a straight-A student sometimes in high school had it been 90-100. i got a lot of low 90s, but they were Bs
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It really does spread it out. My GPA is higher than most people's purely because of that.

Next year, I take three AP courses, two honors courses, and two academic courses (Public Speaking and Phys Ed). So, my GPA will most likely skyrocket.
This year I took 2 APs (Lang and US History), 2 gifted/honors (Physics and Pre-Calc; Harder classes than honors, same credit. Fuck.), 1 full-on honors (TV Production IV), and 1 standard (Spanish II+, the worst class ever).

Next year, I'll have 7 classes:

5 APs (Gov and Eco are semester courses, then Physics, Lit, and Stats), and 3 honors (TV Production V, Newspaper, and Film). Hopefully my GPA will boost as well. I know I'm not in the running for Top 10 or anything, but I'd like to finish in the Top 25, if possible. Last time I checked, I was around 50 out of 700, due to my phailure of a sophomore year.
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Thoughts so far on TSMS:

I prefer progressive rock to more metal rock. I think I'll prefer this to In Absentia because IA had a few metal-ish tracks on it.

I have warmed up to Blackest Eyes, though, Ax. That chorus is fantastic. Better than Piano Lessons, IMO.
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Ultimately, though, class rank is the main thing, because context is everything.

I was in the top seven percent of my 360 person class last I saw it.
I remember feeling pretty good when I finished in the top 50 percent of my class.
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