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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?
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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

I have thought about this ever since like 7th grade. Is it possible to do well in school all year round (which I am), but then get a bad grade on finals and then end up failing the school year? Does anybody know how this works?
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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

Probably, since the finals have a pretty high "weight" in grades. It will probably depend on your school.

I'm pretty much against finals for two opposite reasons 1)If I do good all-year but fail the test, is that a fair analysis of whether I actually learned or not or is it the teacher's fault for being a dumb prick 2)If I don't do shit all year yet ace my final, does that mean I really learned or I'm just a wise-ass that knew that studying for the final took, on average, less time then actually learning. Those are my two odd view points...

I'm personally the type of person that won't do well all-year round yet ace every important test(along with the finals).

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

Don't fail the finals and you won't find out.

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

It's okay for me to fail my maths final, because my year grade is above 2(lowest), so I'm fine and I'll pass either way, even if I stop studying right now. But it's not something I plan to do...
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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

If I punch in 59 on my computer the kid fails; if I punch in 60 he passes. Some districts limit the teachers' power by not letting students pass unless they also pass some kind of district exam. However, I've never heard of it to work in the kids' favor. Like the teacher CAN'T fail them if they pass the exam. That would actually make sense.

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

I dislike leaving it up to teachers. My math teacher purposefully gave me 70s on all my work, when I was 100% correct. He didn't like the fact I was doing my work another way that he hadn't taught(yet worked and was a lot simpler than the uselessly complicated shit he was giving us). I managed to pass that class by cheating from the student the teacher considered the best in the class and his favorite(who was also my friend with who I had an on-going deal. Math cheating for me in return for history cheating for him.)

Example of how a teacher turns a good student into a cheater.

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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

I like when students cheat. I think learning to help each other and sharing is more important than the assessments. I'm surprised they even care enough to cheat, to be honest.

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

Cheating is a wise capitalistic enterprise. Those who help cheat in return for money actually earn something. If you do someone else's work for money, it's like studying AND being PAID to do it. Especially if it's the same work.

Reason why I'd gladly help with your work, if your in the same class as me for the same homework especially, in return for payment. I learn, I get paid, you get your grade and everybody leaves happy.

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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

Unless you got straight zeros it wouldnt end you. You could drop from like an A to a C, mabey a D. Some classes might have a minimum requirement though.

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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

(03-16-2013 08:46 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Cheating is a wise capitalistic enterprise. Those who help cheat in return for money actually earn something. If you do someone else's work for money, it's like studying AND being PAID to do it. Especially if it's the same work.

Reason why I'd gladly help with your work, if your in the same class as me for the same homework especially, in return for payment. I learn, I get paid, you get your grade and everybody leaves happy.

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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

(03-17-2013 04:32 AM)Wes Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 08:46 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Cheating is a wise capitalistic enterprise. Those who help cheat in return for money actually earn something. If you do someone else's work for money, it's like studying AND being PAID to do it. Especially if it's the same work.

Reason why I'd gladly help with your work, if your in the same class as me for the same homework especially, in return for payment. I learn, I get paid, you get your grade and everybody leaves happy.

Education is the most socialized industry in America.

The combination of these two ideas makes cheaters the good guys. And to think, two years ago, I would have chosen the socialist side.

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

Get rid of forced homework and you've just destroyed a portion of the Cheater's Black Market.

Tests tend to be a bit on the harder side and thus, will cost more.(plus there's more danger of getting caught, especially if the student who is a dolt manages to get a passing grade all of a sudden)

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RE: If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

(03-15-2013 03:36 AM)Godzillaman Wrote:  I have thought about this ever since like 7th grade. Is it possible to do well in school all year round (which I am), but then get a bad grade on finals and then end up failing the school year? Does anybody know how this works?

Don't even ask. Finals are the POINT of school.

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If you do well all year but do bad on finals, can you end up failing?

In America that is.

And I heard that some of the smarter folks in the education system of decided that finals are actually not that great...

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