I'm not sure how the math system works. I was in 266 last semester and they did grades diffferently than other gen eds (kind of what they are doing how - giving out a certain amount of A's and B's and so on) I think this isn't fair, especially to kids who try to do well and get the 6th highest grade out of 40 people and get a B. I think we should remain on the regular scale to make it easier to those kinds of people.

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Even though the people with higher grades do have to compete to get an A, it does make sure that not a lot of people fail. I know in calculus, a lot of people did not have a high percentage for a grade so giving out a certain amount of A's, B's, etc ... ensured that not as many people would fail. Also if we were on the regular scale, there would be less people getting higher grades since the classes are harder then other classes.

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I think that it should remain on the regular scale because it is unfair to the people at the top of the class who may not get an A even though they have one of the highest grade. I think that if you have worked hard enough to get an A you should receive an A as a grade.

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I believe the final should be cumulative because we need to know everything from throughout the semester rather than learning something then forgetting it and not knowing it later on when we have to use it for another class.

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