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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    What. How do I even contribute to this sort of thing.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Someone please tell me that FINS1613 scales heaps in sem 2

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    Someone please tell me that FINS1613 scales heaps in sem 2
    FINS1613 scales heaps in sem 2
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    How's the scaling with MATH2931 (Higher Linear Models) with Libo Li as the lecturer?

    Does anyone have past papers?

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    ello my friends, does econ1102 get scaled?

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    anyone know how the comp1927 final exam scales

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    There's generally no scaling at all for all courses.

    The course convener will decide how easily/harshly they will set the marking rubric, and that will effectively 'scale' your mark.

    Should always assume there's no scaling.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    There's generally no scaling at all for all courses.
    100% agree here

    i think i posted here a few months back in this thread trying to make it clear. Over 4 years, i think 2 subjects had scaling (small amount of marks too) and it's a common misconception that fresh hsc kids bring into uni.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    ACTL2102 - Midterm was scaled to a CR average but nothing else was scaled.

    FINS3616 (S2 2016) - Only the finals was scaled up by 8 marks to make up for having no partial marks (even for the short answer calculations). Nothing else was scaled. Please note this was the first time the LIC took charge of this course, past semester 2s had no scaling according to the previous LIC. I heard that in S1 there is no scaling for this subject as well.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    MATH2871 - No scaling whatsoever
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Hey fam, I've got an interesting subject with weird scaling.

    So it's one of my second year elec subjects, and lots of ppl got lower marks than expected to different extents. Only a few are cool with the mark.

    These are the possible things I could think of that the lecturer has done to the marks, but idk which of them actually happened.
    1) The marking was very harsh. The lecturer was expecting very detailed answers and put heavy penalties on errors.
    2) The course marks have been scaled down.
    3) The percentage of the assessment items has been adjusted (i.e. different from what is indicated in the course outline).
    4) The lecturer just took our midterm exam marks as the final marks (many ppl's marks are so close to or exactly the same as the midterm marks).

    Backgrounds:
    The course is relatively easy among all elec courses in terms of contents. Some of the assessments during the semester have already been made harder to suppress the marks. The final exam was standard and reasonable, with first half of the questions being straightforward and the second half being harder, and half of the cohort think it was easy while the other half think it was hard.

    The final exam weighs 50% of the course. Some ppl who had got around 45/50 pre-exam ended up with PS or low CR, which means they've got less than 25/50 (50/100) in the final exam assuming no scaling. It is possible that the pass mark of the final is < 50, but I don't think they could lose that much in the exam.

    I'm also doubting the motivations behind scaling down. Although the contents is easy, our final was not, and some ppl even had to skip 1 or 2 questions. Even so, most of us got further lower, pretty much like HD->DN, DN->CR or even PS. Btw, I don't think there would be many HDs even if it's not scaled, so it's really confusing why he did that.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Latest:
    ECON1101 - raw mark or scale-down

    ELEC2133 - raw mark this year (the final was easier than past years')
    ELEC2134 - raw mark or scale-down in summer term, raw mark or some scale-up in semester 1
    ELEC2141 - crazy scale-up, final was AIDs
    ELEC2142 - tfw everyone thinks there's at least some scale-down but the lecturer says there has been scale-up :'(
    ELEC3104 - raw mark in top range

    MATH2069 - some scale-down
    MATH2099 - some scale-up
    MATH3411 - raw mark

    They're very likely to change, so take them as reference only. Generally it depends on the difficulty of the exam but for easy courses like ECON1101 they always want to control the marks.
    Last edited by Hillsdbdsndmldsl; 5 Dec 2017 at 3:27 PM.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    o i forgot this existed

    Math3411- raw mark as above
    math3560- raw mark
    math3570 - scaled up a lot



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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

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    FINS2643 - No scaling (Even though less than 5 students HD'd :O)
    FINS3630 - No scaling
    ECON2101 - No scaling
    MGMT1101 - No scaling
    ACTL3182 - Don't know but based off final mark, definitely had to be scaled up a bit
    ACTL3141 - Scaled up a bit (3+ for Midterm)
    ACTL3151 - Scaled up a bit (3+ for Midterm)

    Moral: Seems uber rare for a Commerce course to scale. Only had scaling for Actuarial, couple of Finance courses.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    There's generally no scaling at all for all courses.

    The course convener will decide how easily/harshly they will set the marking rubric, and that will effectively 'scale' your mark.

    Should always assume there's no scaling.
    Applies to USYD at well. There is moderation if they choose to, but only by reducing the number of marks a q can be worth if everyone doesn't do well.

    So assume scaling doesn't exist.

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Someone please tell me that ACCT2522 scales heaps. I am on like 12.4/40, and I can't see myself scoring 38/60 in the final exam.

    I totally bombed the midsem because i didn't study at all.

    To top it off, the exam is going to be this Saturday at 8:45. First day of the examination period.
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    That^

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hmoody View Post
    Someone please tell me that ACCT2522 scales heaps. I am on like 12.4/40, and I can't see myself scoring 38/60 in the final exam.

    I totally bombed the midsem because i didn't study at all.

    To top it off, the exam is going to be this Saturday at 8:45. First day of the examination period.
    If only there was some way to prepare for the final exam to give yourself the best chance of getting the mark you need. Maybe don't stick with your midsem strategy

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hmoody View Post
    Someone please tell me that ACCT2522 scales heaps. I am on like 12.4/40, and I can't see myself scoring 38/60 in the final exam.

    I totally bombed the midsem because i didn't study at all.

    To top it off, the exam is going to be this Saturday at 8:45. First day of the examination period.
    First day of exam period was today lel (Friday)

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Highly doubt theyre going to scale finals for acct2522 dont think its normal for accounting to get scaled. But that being my tutor did say the cohort was one of the worst shes had in terms of midsem results so if people bomb finals, maybe?

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    I have to do math1131 (1141 isn't offered next sem). How does scaling work then?

    I remember checking the wam distribution site and 1131 had SIGNIFICANTLY less HDs than 1141 ...

    Am i done for

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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SammyT123 View Post
    I have to do math1131 (1141 isn't offered next sem). How does scaling work then?

    I remember checking the wam distribution site and 1131 had SIGNIFICANTLY less HDs than 1141 ...

    Am i done for

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    Just put in the best effort you can and stay on top of everything so that you don't have to cram for the final exam. Also make sure you practice a lot since there is quite a bit of material available. Don't rote learn, but understand how to apply equations and concepts.

    I got a HD for 1131 so it is possible
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    Re: The UNSW Scaling Thread

    ECON3107 - Definitely no scaling
    MGMT1001 - Definitely no scaling
    FINS3635 - No scaling (Not sure though since if added up, would've got 100% in the Finals)
    FINS3636 - No scaling

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