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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by VBN2470 View Post
    Just to add in some other subjects:

    ACCT1511 - haven't done this course yet, but I hear no scaling (for SEM2 at least)
    ACTL1101 - has some scaling upwards but not too much (relatively easier final exam + strong cohort)
    ECON1102 - no scaling, final mark is determined by the sum of your raw marks
    MGMT1001 - no scaling
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    I've done a few courses.


    COMP1917 - no scaling but easy marking.
    ENGG1000 - no scaling.
    MATH1141 - some scaling up.
    PHYS1131 - no scaling.
    ELEC1111 - no scaling.
    MATH1241 - good scaling up.
    MMAN1300 - no scaling.
    SOLA1070 - no scaling.
    MATH2019 - some scaling down.
    MMAN1130 - no scaling.
    MMAN2400 - no scaling.
    MMAN2700 - minimal scaling up in the top range, crazy scaling up in the lower range.
    MATH2089 - some scaling up.
    MINE1010 - no scaling.
    MMAN2100 - no scaling.
    MMAN2300 - some scaling up.
    MMAN2600 - no scaling.
    MMAN3200 - no scaling.
    MMAN3400 - minimal scaling up.
    PHYS1160 - no scaling.
    SOLA5057 - no scaling.
    MECH3110 - no scaling.
    MECH3610 - no scaling, marking criteria for the final exam effectively scaled people down
    MECH9325 - no scaling.
    MMAN3000 - no scaling.

    There may be some scaling up in the lower range, but none in the top range for most courses where I've indicated no scaling.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 4025808 View Post
    Since I have some free time, I'll post the subjects I've done and the scaling:

    All Chinese courses = no scaling -> sum of your raw marks.

    ACCT1501 - scaled down (iirc)
    ECON1101 - no scaling

    All PTRL courses do not scale and are generally the sum of your raw marks. They may choose to change weightings of particular assessment tasks when things don't go well.
    serious!? they dont change the final mark of micro 1, which is considered to be one of if not the easiest first year subjects and scale down accounting of all things?! gg

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    serious!? they dont change the final mark of micro 1, which is considered to be one of if not the easiest first year subjects and scale down accounting of all things?! gg
    That's when I did first year comm, which was back in 2012. It's been a long time since but I remember they didn't scale ECON1101 for sure, and they probably scaled ACCT1501 too in the process.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Nah they dont do any scaling with the core. Unless maybe econ1203 if its brutal
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    does maths1131 scale down? i'm only asking because i failed failed the maple lab test and i heard that someone who got 100% throughout the whole course only got low 90 in the end? is it still possible to get HD or even a high D, despite lets say i lose all the 8% of maple?
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nikitasuitsrevenge View Post
    does maths1131 scale down? i'm only asking because i failed failed the maple lab test and i heard that someone who got 100% throughout the whole course only got low 90 in the end? is it still possible to get HD or even a high D, despite lets say i lose all the 8% of maple?
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    how much does it scale down? like raw mark to scaled mark/ like what would a 90% raw go to? out of HD??
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nikitasuitsrevenge View Post
    how much does it scale down? like raw mark to scaled mark/ like what would a 90% raw go to? out of HD??
    low D

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nikitasuitsrevenge View Post
    does maths1131 scale down? i'm only asking because i failed failed the maple lab test and i heard that someone who got 100% throughout the whole course only got low 90 in the end? is it still possible to get HD or even a high D, despite lets say i lose all the 8% of maple?
    You did the Maple test? Why didn't you say so - I supervised the test! I could've helped

    And yes 1131 scales down.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by VBN2470 View Post
    +1. Both 1151 and 1251 ain't great in terms of scaling (I'd say 1141/1241 is much better) even though difficulty is bumped up a whole heap for final exams. Quality of students doing 1151/1251 is pretty good overall (well above average) so I can see why this would be the case (although there are some Engineering/Math geniuses I know of who did 1141/1241 and got very close to 100 overall). That said, scaling (for 1151/1251) will only help if you manage to perform decently in the final and attempt most questions (which a lot of the cohort will do), where in 1141/1241 you could probably skip an entire question and still end up with a HD.
    VBN and co (e.g. 4025808, nightweaver etc), could you quantify the scaling in MATH1151? Generally, how much, if you had to have a guess?
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    MATH2019 - some scaling down
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    ACCT1501 - scaled down (iirc)
    MATH2501 - iirc scaled down
    Guys, I am curious. Is scaling down really fair and viable, when scaling down might lead to a student who say got 52 raw overall (and hence passed the course) receiving a Fail?? How does it work??
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    VBN and co (e.g. 4025808, nightweaver etc), could you quantify the scaling in MATH1151? Generally, how much, if you had to have a guess?
    How much scaling in MATH1151?

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Meanwhile at USYD.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    So, VBN, I read through the thread you linked and I sorta get what those guys mean, but do you have any comments as a whole on MATH1151 scaling, from your own experiences? I especially ask, as that thread is also quite old...
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    So, VBN, I read through the thread you linked and I sorta get what those guys mean, but do you have any comments as a whole on MATH1151 scaling, from your own experiences? I especially ask, as that thread is also quite old...
    From my experience, it's all on the final exam, pre-exam mark doesn't matter too much as long as it is not too low (you can still get 90+ with pre-exam mark of 24+ (out of 36), noting that final is weighted 64%) so there is a decent amount of scaling in the course. This is not the easiest thing to do, since final exams are always much harder than pre-exam quizzes and you are required to complete few difficult q's in 2 hours which isn't long. It's hard to give an exact numerical value, but I do know of people who were sitting on 32/33/34 (out of 36) pre-final and only ended up with a higher D (80-84) whilst there were some who were sitting on <30 and ended up with 85+ Best thing to do is time yourself in those past finals, and try to understand as many things as you can (even though many people don't want to understand it and just want to get through the course lol). As I said, it's hard to give a numerical value (even an approximation) but in the end, average will always end up being around the 65 range. Feel free to ask anymore questions regarding 1151
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Anyone knows how MATH2019 scales down?
    more than 20% of the cohort got 40/40 so I reckon there would be a 5+ marks scale down in the end

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    Guys, I am curious. Is scaling down really fair and viable, when scaling down might lead to a student who say got 52 raw overall (and hence passed the course) receiving a Fail?? How does it work??
    Iirc if the person got 52 raw, he'd probably still pass. I think university rules generally make people pass if they get above 50 raw mark, so scaling has to take that into account.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by klavier View Post
    Anyone knows how MATH2019 scales down?
    more than 20% of the cohort got 40/40 so I reckon there would be a 5+ marks scale down in the end
    Scales down - something like a 10 mark scale down is typical in the upper region.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    Guys, I am curious. Is scaling down really fair and viable, when scaling down might lead to a student who say got 52 raw overall (and hence passed the course) receiving a Fail?? How does it work??
    If the course standards dictate that a 52 falls within the fail region, then their mark will be moved down to match the university standards. But it's unlikely the lower range will experience any downscaling. It's always those at the top

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    What is the finance scaling like?
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    What is the finance scaling like?
    FINS1613 generally has godly scaling :P

    Think the other finance courses will have good scaling too, upwards at least.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    What is the finance scaling like?
    Tumarkin posted on Moodle after the exam that there will be significant scaling this semester for FINS1613.
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