Hi everyone. The voice in my mind has been obsessively speaking about my average in the degree that I did 1997 and completed in 2001. He wants to know something about America so here I am asking…
In America, college grades seem to be A = 90% or above, B = 80 to 90, C = 70 to 80.
Now in New Zealand, our system is far more lenient. An “A” grade is 80 to 85, and 85 and above is an A+. Similarly, a “B” grade is actually 65% to 70%.
Me and the voice think the American system looks far too hard to get good grades. An “A” being 90% or more is a tough requirement.
QUESTION: How many people actually average an “A” or a “B” in America?
Is it HARD to AVERAGE a “B” in America?
What sort of proportion of people would be STRAIGHT A’s?
In New Zealand, a VERY small proportion of people actually AVERAGE 80% or MORE in their entire degree. These people are quite smart, yet in America they’d be scraping by as a B average. The average University student with a degree in New Zealand would have a “D” or “C” average by American standards.
I can’t see their being any real difference in difficulty between the two (unless in American colleges they make it easier to get “A”'s).
Appreciate your feedback