African Students Speak Out as Part of the “I, too, am Oxford” Project.
All Africa, All the time.
You mean my girlfriend?
Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F
I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?
You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.
Average American Grading Scale:
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
F- 59 and under
oh wow that is fucked up
why do they skip E in america
There’s an E in other grading scales?
And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below
Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier?
No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?
UK Grading Scale
Below 40: F
ARE YOU FUCKING WITH ME?! THATS INSANE!!!!
next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid
i’m gonna remind you
that our “average” is your “A”
NZ doesn’t even HAVE a letter system, our grades are Excellence, Merit, Achieved and not Achieved, and it’s based on content not a percentage of what you got right…. here is a chart of an example of how our grading system works
Achieved with merit
Achieved with excellence
Level 2 biology
Describes biological concepts and processes
Explains biological concepts and processes
Discusses biological concepts and processes
Level 3 history
Demonstrates an understanding of an historical idea
Demonstrates an informed understanding of an historical idea
Demonstrates an informed and perceptive understanding of an historical idea
Level 3 graphics
Plans and produces a presentation to communicate design ideas
Plans and produces an effective presentation to communicate design ideas
Plans and produces an effective, high quality presentation to communicate design ideas
It’s not about remembering and parrating back what you’ve learned, it’s about showing you at least understand what is being thrown at you.If you can correctly explain WHAT something is, EG: Osmosis is the movement of water between cells, you’ll achieve.
To get higher grades you have to go into detail. Talking about how proteins help move the water, how the water percentages affect water absorbtion and all the shit.
And if we do get ‘Not Achieved’ we get these little notes in red telling us what we did wrong or at least giving us suggestions on how t improve
Concept for space solar power. Image: U.S. Navy
For decades, the Pentagon has been the world’s largest oil consumer, and as global petroleum prices continue to rise, the military has been searching for feasible energy alternatives. Now they’re looking in space.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is building technology that will allow the military to capture solar power in orbit and project it back down to Earth. Not only would space solar potentially save the Pentagon buckets of cash, but it could simplify military deployments. Fuel tankers would no longer have to reach remote or volatile areas, and missions could run longer without having to return to base to refuel.
So far, NRL has built and tested two different prototypes of what they call a “sandwich” module, named for a design innovation that packs all the electrical components between two square panels. The top side is a photovoltaic panel that absorbs the Sun’s rays. An electronics system in the middle converts the energy to a radio frequency, and the bottom is an antenna that transfers the power toward a target on the ground.
Ultimately, the idea is to assemble many of these modules in space by robots — something the NRL’s Space Robotics Groups is already working on — to form a one kilometer, very powerful satellite.