ECO2023 - Drop Considerations

ECO2023 - Drop Considerations - DROP CONSIDERATIONS Well,...

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DROP CONSIDERATIONS Well, you can see that the grader now has the grades up for the second midterm. So it’s the time of year when some students are thinking about whether or not to withdraw from a class. Let me weigh in with my comments, which might be useful for some of you for my class and perhaps useful to others for other classes. I have two key thoughts: First, you do NOT want an F in any class. An F will hang around your transcript like a bowling ball chained to your leg and will handicap you throughout your academic career. So, you want to avoid an F. Second, you do not want to take a bet in which the odds of a very bad outcome are really high and the odds of a good outcome are really low. So, what do these thoughts mean? Let me use my class for an example—you can apply this example to other classes as necessary. Suppose a student has a 50% on the first midterm and a 50% on the second. In this case, the student must drop the class because the student needs an 80% on the final to get a D and a 90% to get a C. Neither will happen; the student will flunk and receive an F, which the student does NOT want. A slightly more difficult case is a student who has a 65% on one midterm and a 50% on
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course ENC 2023 taught by Professor Rush during the Summer '10 term at University of Florida.

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