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Craig Andres wrote:

> Most of the schools that I have experience with use E, not F.  Of
> course
> at Kettering University we use 70-100 where 70 is a low D-, and 100 is
>
> an A+.  A 65 is our E.  The numbers do not even mean %.  Go figure.
>
> Ed Ketz wrote:
>
> > Welcome to 00-2 Folks,
> >
> > Hope your holidays were everything they were supposed to be.  Last
> > night -
> > near abouts 2 AM - I woke up with a VERY strange question running
> > through
> > the unexplored region twixt my ears.  I have no idea why this
> > particular
> > question woke me up, but this is the LAST time I will pig out on
> > jalapeno-chilli-cheese burritos while watching Babylon 5 in the wee
> > hours!
> > Here's the question:  Where did the practice of assigning the
> letters
> > A, B,
> > C, D, and F as grades come from?  Why don't we use the E?
> >
> > Any insights would be appreciated.
> >
> > Ed.
> > "It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me.  It's the
> one
> >
> > addressed "To Whom it May Concern." Anonymous