So you did ok on that last midterm, huh? Now you’re getting cocky, thinking, “Well, if the curve is this good, maybe I don’t actually need to study for the final.”

But how high of a score do you actually need? Using math and magic, Bwog uses a foolproof method to calculate the exact grade you should aim for.

There are 824 classes at Columbia. The average student takes about 16 credits. 824/16 = 51.5

That’s pretty close to 50% which is how much water is in a glass.

If you look at the glass half full, pass go and collect \$200.

If you look at the glass half empty, I’m sorry.

The molecular weight of water is 18.01528 g/mol. 50% of that is 9.00764.

9.00764 is pretty close to 9.8, the approximation of the acceleration due to gravity on Earth.

We live on Earth. So do ladybugs. The average ladybug has 2-7 spots, which together makes 27.

27? That’s pretty low you might think. But we haven’t factored in error

Most people want a 4.0 GPA, but I feel like most people have a 3.3 at best.

4.0 – 3.3 = 0.7, and 0.7 is 70%

27 + 70 = 97

So, to get in A in the class, you should aim for about a 27-97% on the final.

pondering via Bwog archives