Those Pesky Numbers
I generally do well enough that when grade time rolls around I don’t go into full blown panic mode, but there’s one thing I really dislike, even when I find myself at or near the top of the heap. That is: the posting of everyone’s grades. I suppose it might be useful when a curve is involved, but still–it wouldn’t hurt to have posted some averages and standard deviations instead. I don’t care about other people’s grades. More importantly, I don’t want other people to know about my grades. It’s like telling some missionaries you bump into at the local Safeway your home address. That’s just asking for trouble.