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Will Cramming For SOX 404 Exams Be Enough To Pass The Grade?

Leech Tim | January 13, 2004

My eldest daughter came home from university for the holidays complaining loudly about her last business exam in management sciences. She claimed the exam had been ridiculously hard and didn't think she had done very well.

On the bright side however, she thought most of her classmates had also "tanked" the exam. The professor would probably have to apply a bell-curve approach — that is, base passing marks on the mean performance of the class rather than on an external standard — to improve grades or fail most of the class.

I still remember exams like that from my years in university in the 1970s ... some things in life don't change.

My daughter's claim — that most of the class would probably fail the exam if a strict grading system was applied — aptly sums...

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