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fromtheuk



Joined: 31 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize unreservedly for...........being happy about having some success in life! Laughing

alistaircandlin - Your comments were accurate.

In the UK system, 73% is a distinction, the highest grade possible. Hardly mediocre. Cool

68% was just two marks shy of another distinction. Whereas 63% was a merit.

In your view alistair, what are the two merits and one distinction equal to in terms of Grade A, B, or C?

Now that you know how things work in the UK, feel free to amend your answers Carbon and ttompatz, but please don't feel obliged. Laughing
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Carbon



Joined: 28 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"shy of" = not.

Work harder.
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The Floating World



Joined: 01 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:
I apologize unreservedly for...........being happy about having some success in life! Laughing

alistaircandlin - Your comments were accurate.

In the UK system, 73% is a distinction, the highest grade possible. Hardly mediocre. Cool

68% was just two marks shy of another distinction. Whereas 63% was a merit.

In your view alistair, what are the two merits and one distinction equal to in terms of Grade A, B, or C?

Now that you know how things work in the UK, feel free to amend your answers Carbon and ttompatz, but please don't feel obliged. Laughing


I had friends that were American exchange students at my Uni in England and they went from being grade a students to getting 50% for papers and would complain about how hard the grading was.... So a 73% would be like a US 90% or something I guess. Just a guess.

EDIT - Alistair candin got there befor me and did a clearer job.

I once got a 90% at my college for a seminar and was assured in private that anywhere else in the world it would have been a 100% but you just cannot get a 100% at a uk institution.
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golsa



Joined: 12 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:
My career is ESL and I want a qualification from those who invented the language. The cost is also a factor and that's why I'd never study for a degree in North America, unless I was a millionaire


OP should also consider that if it weren't for the Americans, his education would have been in the German language.
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fromtheuk



Joined: 31 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And golsa should remember had the US not been a British colony, they would all be speaking Spanish or a Native Indian language!

You should be very grateful to the British because they gave you their language to use.

Wake up and smell the coffee.

Also please try to stay on topic, discuss my fantastic grades from an institution ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. Laughing
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Carbon



Joined: 28 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idiotfromtheuk wrote:
Also please try to stay on topic, me celebrating my mediocrity.


Chum.

Cool
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fromtheuk



Joined: 31 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I am fromtheuk, I shall rise above such petty one-upmanship.

(Yay! I win! I win!) Laughing

P.S. - Getting the highest grade possible is not mediocre, so there!
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:

P.S. - Getting the highest grade possible is not mediocre, so there!


We realize you are just having a laugh about this, but 73 is not the highest possible grade...that grade is 100%.
To put this another way... you got one of the lowest possible grades in the category of 'distinction'.
Which isn't to say it is not worthy of recognition...but perhaps you are taking the point a bit too far...yes?

Again, congratulations on your academic achievements. Cool
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fromtheuk



Joined: 31 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please humour me. I've always been a loser.

Thank you for your compliments. Laughing
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Carbon



Joined: 28 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:
Please humour me. I've always been a loser.


Or a very good troll.
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purplemonkey



Joined: 27 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:
And golsa should remember had the US not been a British colony, they would all be speaking Spanish or a Native Indian language!

You should be very grateful to the British because they gave you their language to use.


Just a side-note: if the US spoke Spanish then so would the rest of the world, the US is the reason it's the global language now. One thing's for sure - I'm sure fortunate my native Australia speaks the USA's language otherwise I'd be sh$t out of luck!

Congrats on the marks. For the record, Aus seems to mark the same as the US (me thinks) 50-65 is a pass, 65-75 is a credit, 75-85 is a distinction and 85+ is a high distinction. So the 85 mark is where the awe factor kicks in.
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redcap wrote:
fromtheuk wrote:
I've always been a loser.



With merit or distinction ?


Now, now...don't condescend.

Of course it was High Distinction. Cool
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Redcap



Joined: 03 Jan 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fromtheuk wrote:
I've always been a loser.



With merit or distinction ?
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Prophesy anyone? Cool
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Carbon



Joined: 28 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sock.

Razz
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