grades

Disturbing discrepancies

Arts and Science students who major in political studies and classics will leave Queen’s with the same degree: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Honours).Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is there value in openly discussing our grades?

Students being open about marks might seem like a recipe for disappointment and self-deprecation, but open dialogue can serve to help gauge your progress, alleviate doubt, and create a sense of solidarity.Continue...

U Waterloo’s grade deflation hurts student success

A school that arbitrarily decreases grades harms its students’ long-term academic prospects.Continue...

The unclear rules of student-TA relationships

As students and teaching assistants (TAs) return to classes, some will bond over more than their lessons. As of Fall 2017, the University employed 1,850 TAs in a wide range of departments, class sizes, and duties. But intimate relationships between some students and TAs might often be overlooked.Continue...

Ending Commerce rankings breeds a better environment

Public judgement doesn’t encourage healthy competition, but negative attitudes.Continue...

PSE: Does it make a difference?

The Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) is unique to Queen’s and is also vital to the application process, according to Stuart Pinchin, associate university registrar of undergraduate admissions.Continue...