"... grades on _a_ curve."

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Thu Dec 26 04:15:31 UTC 2013

I remember it as a request of instructors in the 60s and 70s, although the
request actually meant something like "give us better grades than we earned"
and not "give most of us Cs and flunk the same number as get As."
Dave Hause
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at ALUM.MIT.EDU>

Remember that bygone era when the expression was,

"grade on _the_ [bell] curve"?

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