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God Bless the Great State of Florida.
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I made a ridiculous stupid mistake on an econometrics final exam (i.e. tested to see if xbar, rather than the null, fit the interval) that carried into every problem, so I'm forecasting getting approximately a 50% on the exam ... which isn't the end of the world because it's curved pretty steeply, but I would have gotten an A otherwise. Should I email the prof?
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God Bless the Great State of Florida.
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Awesome!

There's a little part of me that was kind of hoping it was something interesting, but, for your sake, I'm glad to hear it was just a freakishly bad battery.

Lol!

Honestly, after years of racing cars I'm amazed when something is a simple problem.
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Originally Posted by riotior View Post

I made a ridiculous stupid mistake on an econometrics final exam (i.e. tested to see if xbar, rather than the null, fit the interval) that carried into every problem, so I'm forecasting getting approximately a 50% on the exam ... which isn't the end of the world because it's curved pretty steeply, but I would have gotten an A otherwise. Should I email the prof?

Maybe you will get credit for doing the remainder correctly and only points off for the initial error. No, don't email the professor.

It was funny when I took econometrics the first class there were about 40 students. The next class about half dropped it. At the end of the semester about half passed. Of the students who passed most of them got A's. Very strange. Yes, I was one of those A's.
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I've been seeing chatter on various social media sites about my birthday. I think my girlfriend is secretly planning something.
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The fine Legislature and the outstanding work it performs for all of our wonderful citizens.
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Maybe you will get credit for doing the remainder correctly and only points off for the initial error. No, don't email the professor.

It was funny when I took econometrics the first class there were about 40 students. The next class about half dropped it. At the end of the semester about half passed. Of the students who passed most of them got A's. Very strange. Yes, I was one of those A's.
It's a class of 200, and I'm worried that the subtlety of the error will go unnoticed if I don't alert him to it. I could theoretically not be able to graduate and lose the pretty awesome job that I have lined up for graduation.
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The fine Legislature and the outstanding work it performs for all of our wonderful citizens.

I'm going to have to ask you to read this, and all of your other posts, out loud in their entirety.
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It's a class of 200, and I'm worried that the subtlety of the error will go unnoticed if I don't alert him to it. I could theoretically not be able to graduate and lose the pretty awesome job that I have lined up for graduation.

Yeah, but anybody can look at their book after class and notice an error. What if everybody emailed the professor after an exam and said they did their problems incorrectly? Ridiculous.
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L'In, what do you think?
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Yeah, but anybody can look at their book after class and notice an error. What if everybody emailed the professor after an exam and said they did their problems incorrectly? Ridiculous.

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree.

It totally sucks that you made that kind of error--we've all done it--but that doesn't mean that you should email the professor and ask him to forgive the error. Either he will or he wont.

Perhaps if he doesn't, talk to him after the exam and see if there is anything you can do, but don't expect anything.
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Yeah, but anybody can look at their book after class and notice an error. What if everybody emailed the professor after an exam and said they did their problems incorrectly? Ridiculous.

 

Been reading Kant?

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree.

It totally sucks that you made that kind of error--we've all done it--but that doesn't mean that you should email the professor and ask him to forgive the error. Either he will or he wont.

Perhaps if he doesn't, talk to him after the exam and see if there is anything you can do, but don't expect anything.
Ya. If I was sure he'd notice it, I wouldn't say anything, but I think that if he did notice it there's a pretty decent chance that he'd be lenient. I don't think I can alert him to it without coming off as, like, whining for a higher grade. This is so incredibly stressful.
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Originally Posted by riotior View Post

Ya. If I was sure he'd notice it, I wouldn't say anything, but I think that if he did notice it there's a pretty decent chance that he'd be lenient. I don't think I can alert him to it without coming off as, like, whining for a higher grade. This is so incredibly stressful.

The bolded portion is 100% correct. As others have said, wait and see how it ends up graded. In my experience (as a student, TA, and with a number of friends in academia), instructors are quite good about awarding partial credit when they see that you comprehend the concepts and processes but missed some bit that creates a domino effect for the rest of the problem. If it turns out that your professor doesn't approach it that way, I don't think it's inappropriate to speak with them about it in person, assuming you can do it without whining or sounding like you feel you're entitled to a higher grade. However, preemptively contacting them and trying to explain your mistake isn't the right way to go about it.
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