Tag Archives: grades

GPA: Benchmark or Overall Worth?

In elementary school, every six weeks or so, my school district administered “benchmarks.” I remember my teachers stressing the importance of putting forth our best efforts towards these tests.  Quick disclaimer: Both my parents have worked for the education system ...

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Students saw delay in grades

Typical Fresno State-issued syllabi outline what to expect from the course. They may also address university-wide policies, turn-in dates and rules for the class. But, despite the premises each professor’s syllabus lays forth, a handful of students in the fall were alarmed to find that their grades weren’t posted by the set due date in January.

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Attendance points mask poor teaching

Most students want an education worth their time and tuition more than they want participation points.

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Last day to drop or withdraw classes

Today, Nov. 16, 2010, is the last day to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes for the fall 2010 semester for a serious and compelling reason.

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Ending the hurry to leave

Get in and get the heck out! For the 20 plus years I have been in school, this has always been my motto.

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Letters to the editor

Grades. What exactly is a grade? What is the difference between an A plus and a D minus. To show how much you apply yourself?

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Living on campus could raise GPA

Living on campus might increase your GPA.

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University beefs up grade security in response to computer system hack attack by students

Most students appeal to the student Academic Petitions Committee to contest a grade, yet in 2005, some Fresno State students took a different approach — they hacked into the system. After those students hacked into Fresno State’s system and made unauthorized grade changes, the university improved its security measures and increased the checks and balances in place to prevent that scenario from happening again.

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