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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

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”

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.

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.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

…OH MY GOD ARE YOU SERIOUS?

I legit did not know that the scale was different and OH MY GOD YOU ARE SERIOUS AREN’T YOU?! SO MANY OF MY EDUCATIONAL DIFFICULTIES WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDONE BY THIS ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

I think I’m going to be in serious shock over this for days…

Actually, the UK scale quoted is only for university. At university, anything above an 80 is pretty much unobtainable, though, and 80 itself is considered publishable when it comes to essays and compositions etc which gives you an idea of WHY 70 is a top grade. Like, most people at my uni, myself included, consider 80 the maximum possible mark. Lecturers simply don’t give marks above 80 except for really special work. For our schools, though, it’s much more like the US equivalent. A* = 90-100 A = 80-89 B = 70-79 C = 60-69 D = 50-59 E = 40-49 Fail =
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love the dark and mysterious lighting in this selfie 

Stunning!

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love the dark and mysterious lighting in this selfie 

Stunning!

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If you watched the race on Sunday you might have noticed that the grandstands were not packed. Actually, there were big empty spots everywhere - a big change from the sellouts of Silverstone and Austria.

What I find really funny is the analysis the F1 media has done of that….

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Ihsahn - Sub Ater

Crushed between the teeth
Of a drunken poet’s smile
He retches the blood
To slight amusement
And laughs with a limp
Along his guilt-ridden path

This goddamn album.

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all my friends are v cute. if ur my friend youre automatically cute sorry i dont make the rules 

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