Here's another account of why education is hardly a measure of intelligence.
I received assignment 1 back today - 34% - but wait, 8 of the 15 pages are missing ! then pages 10 - 15 are duplicated. I look at the original I sent - all the pages are there. So there was a stuff up at the printers - but no-one bothered to contact the dear paying student.
I know this assignment doesn't count for squat - but for varks sake - this is pathetic...
[ good news - this is being sorted out, I'll leave the original post since there is clearly something amiss between the assignments department and however is responsible for marking ]
I got my assignment 1 back today. NO pages included at all! 0% and a comment "Nothing to mark!". I was assuming the 0% was because assignment 1 doesn't count for the year mark. Didn't the lecturer notice that something was missing and tried to find out where the assignment is? I mean, the assignment department can't send him a notice that something was submitted if they didn't have a document?
I started in 2006 and only ever submitted PDFs... I would expect something called a portable document format to be just that and I would also expect the marker to see that I have page numbers top and bottom of each page reading page x/y - so there is really no excuse for what happend here...