Originally posted by: Ricemarine
Originally posted by: astroidea
between median and mean, whichever is higher..
high median but low mean probably means a few people didn't try at all and got really low Fs.
high mean and low median means the 25% or so of the class usually who does try really hard did really well, and you should usually compare yourself to them, so it means you could've easily done better if you tried harder.
Yeah... so that means the people who did low did pretty low to lower the mean below the median. Therefore, I'm somewhere in the midst between the mean and the median which would signify I'm slightly lower than the half of the class but not by far.
My class is curved so I hope it pulls me above a 3.0 hopefully. The last class the professor taught had 70% as a 2.9 and 94% as a 4.0. Most TA's this quarter said that the mean will probably be a 3.2, but those numbers can change easily so I'll have to see about that when my final GPA gets posted for the class. This is a class out of 190 by the way.