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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    Tumarkin posted on Moodle after the exam that there will be significant scaling this semester for FINS1613.
    Technically, he will scale as ''necessary'' but praying that the scaling is significant.

    I assume Law never scales for the core subjects (then again, they use a bell-curve system, which may have a similar effect, for the core subjects) but anyone know if marks are ever significantly adjusted? If there's no scaling, I could be in for a rough result for LAWS1021 (everyone basically found the exam tough).
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RivalryofTroll View Post
    Technically, he will scale as ''necessary'' but praying that the scaling is significant.

    I assume Law never scales for the core subjects (then again, they use a bell-curve system, which may have a similar effect, for the core subjects) but anyone know if marks are ever significantly adjusted? If there's no scaling, I could be in for a rough result for LAWS1021 (everyone basically found the exam tough).
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mreditor16 View Post
    Tumarkin posted on Moodle after the exam that there will be significant scaling this semester for FINS1613.
    It did not say significant scaling.

    The e-mail/moodle post referred to the fact that there will be scaling involved as the exam is set early in the semester and there were a few complaints of it being difficult by students

    Basically his point was that there will be scaling, but the extent is unknown.
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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.
    Can confirm a lot of these except:

    - MMAN2600 definitely has some scaling up, as I got a final mark of 100 despite losing 1.5 marks throughout the semester from midsession tests.
    - MMAN2700 doesnt have any scaling in the top range as I know for a fact I got full marks in the final, and was sitting on 34/40 going into the final, and ended up with a mark of 94.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter-PF7 View Post
    Can confirm a lot of these except:

    - MMAN2600 definitely has some scaling up, as I got a final mark of 100 despite losing 1.5 marks throughout the semester from midsession tests.
    - MMAN2700 doesnt have any scaling in the top range as I know for a fact I got full marks in the final, and was sitting on 34/40 going into the final, and ended up with a mark of 94.
    My year is different to your year. There is no absolute, as you are putting it. MMAN2600 was run by a different course convener. MMAN2700 was affected by the past papers 'scandal', which could have affected how your year was marked. More importantly, those were my experiences when I did it.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by anomalousdecay View Post
    It did not say significant scaling.

    The e-mail/moodle post referred to the fact that there will be scaling involved as the exam is set early in the semester and there were a few complaints of it being difficult by students

    Basically his point was that there will be scaling, but the extent is unknown.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 4025808 View Post
    FINS1613 generally has godly scaling :P

    Think the other finance courses will have good scaling too, upwards at least.
    Would you happen to know if FINS3616 scales?

    I had no idea that FINS courses even got scaled.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jaechen View Post
    Would you happen to know if FINS3616 scales?

    I had no idea that FINS courses even got scaled.
    no scaling for fins3616, its your raw marks combined
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jaechen View Post
    Would you happen to know if FINS3616 scales?

    I had no idea that FINS courses even got scaled.
    1613 scales like crazy or else everyone in sem 2 would fail. I know people who guessed 3/4 of the final and they still managed to pass.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by obliviousninja View Post
    I dont see myself getting a HD
    I think I'm gonna get somewhere between 28-38/50 raw, so idk what I'm gonna end up with tbh.

    I need 40 in final.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by anomalousdecay View Post
    I think I'm gonna get somewhere between 28-38/50 raw, so idk what I'm gonna end up with tbh.

    I need 40 in final.
    Yeah i think im in a similar mark range

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    I know that FINS1613 does scale at least a little in Sem 2. I don't think it scales at all in Sem 1 though

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    K bumping this up:

    My PTRL courses for last semester (3rd year 2nd semester) actually had some scaling involved to my surprise.

    On the other hand:

    MATH2121 - No scaling, sum of your raw marks;
    MATH3821 - Didn't scale up a lot iirc.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Anyone know if the FINS2624 Midterm has any scaling. Highly doubt it since the LIC doesn't seem like the type who would scale.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by photastic View Post
    Anyone know if the FINS2624 Midterm has any scaling. Highly doubt it since the LIC doesn't seem like the type who would scale.
    No scaling when I did it (sem 1 last yr).

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Notsuree View Post
    No scaling when I did it (sem 1 last yr).
    Yeah he replied saying no scaling. How about the finals?

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by photastic View Post
    Yeah he replied saying no scaling. How about the finals?
    Yeah, again no scaling.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    FINS1612 - Only quiz 2 was scaled to a credit average, nothing else was scaled.
    FINS2624 - No scaling.
    ACTL2111 - Midsem was scaled up by 5, overall marks were scaled as "necessary".
    ACTL2131 - Midsem was also scaled up by 5, "Very minor" scaling for the overall marks according to the LIC.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    eh once again all edu courses had no scaling - raw is ur final



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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    To be really honest, theres not much scaling that goes on at unsw, at least nothing like school style (which is a common misconception hsc students bring into uni). I'd say about 95% of all the subjects I've done have been the total of what I got.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Excessive scaling implies poor assessments or poor marking standards. There shouldn't be too much scaling.

    So, the other form of scaling is to modify the marking criteria to ensure only a certain number of students can get a certain grade or that more students achieve a higher grade. This is what normally occurs, with many courses being lenient in marking.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Emailed this semester's (Sem 1 of 2016) LIC for FINS1613, who said the average overall mark for the FINS1613 course was in the mid level credit range and more importantly, no scaling was applied to the final exam as well as all other marks relevant to the course.
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