Smooth move, ex-lax.

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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+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
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

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F


next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Saving THIS for future reference.

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

#australia is a - 90-100#b 76-89#c 50-75#d 40-49#e 25-39#f below 24#so uh#america you fucked up

I hate you all. I freak out when I get a 76.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

Well, when I did a semester in England I was given the STRONG impression/told explicitly that the grading scale was different—not that I could slack off and get an A, but that the same quality of paper that would get me a 95 in the U.S. would get me a 75 in the UK.  And it did exactly that.  I didn’t get the impression that it was that much easier to get an A in the UK, but then again I usually don’t get really low grades to test out the elasticity of those grade scales.

Also, there is a lot of curving in U.S. grade scales when it comes to multiple choice tests, and a lot of college professors will adjust grades at the end of the semester, especially if they’re a hard grader with a small class (i.e. my numbers for one class said B- by the numbers but I got more like an A- GPA).

But just so we’re being clear, an A in the UK is at least similar to an A in the U.S.  The numbers are just different.  I didn’t take any “multiple choice” style classes in the UK (or math, or something like that where the number is more strictly correlated to % correct) so the grading might be more skewed in that aspect.  I’m glad I was informed of this beforehand or else I would have FREAKED when I was getting, like, 75s on my papers.

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Ernest Hemingway was lunching at the Algonquin, sitting at the famous “round table” with several writers, claiming he could write a seven-word-long short story. The other writers balked. Hemingway told them to ante up ten dollars each. If he was wrong, he would match it; if he was right, he would keep the pot. He quickly wrote seven words on a napkin and passed it around.

The words were: “Obama chuckled. ‘You mean the Chaos Emeralds?’ 

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Sometimes the most basic video game mods are the most satisfying


Sometimes the most basic video game mods are the most satisfying

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dreamshadow1977 asked: Hey, i just found the comic and read the whole archive! Yay! Its great, and I cant wait to show it to my eight and ten year old daughters! (They're avid readers and this looks like fun!)

Awesome! Though I would say to be careful with the kids -_-;  Things will definitely be at least PG-13 later on.