kings84_wr wrote:Unjust Enrichment wrote:danquayle wrote:Thats exactly right. You don't necessarily want an easy test, because that means its easy for everyone. I had Shreve years ago and remember thinking exactly the same thing - how everyone thought they crushed it. The curve was ridiculously tight, like 89-90.8 for a B+.
All things being equal, you probably want a harder test so you have more of a chance to separate yourself. I, for one, always wanted a closed book because 1) took crap notes and 2) trusted my memory was better than most of my classmates.
You're going to hear a lot of banter after exams about how unpredictable grading is because your grade really has nothing to do with how well you did. Its only how well you did relative to your peers. A lot of people seem to have trouble grasping that.
One of my profs alluded to that very thing when I visited his office hours. He said everyone will gripe about how grades are random, the professor is an unfair jerk, etc., etc...when the only test in the class that they've seen is their own.
This is why boshkoff class has set up a post exam exchange for my contracts class. So people can see exactly what they were up against haha.
But yeah im expecting insane things from shreves curve, his word limits are so short and his test are really easy. Its probably one mistake and you are screwed
He used two of my answers as the model answer for the question and I still only got a B+. Fall 2006, look it up. Mistake of identity or something, I think.