Petition to adjust the compensation regarding the Macroeconomics Endterm Exam Score.

Petition to adjust the compensation regarding the Macroeconomics Endterm Exam Score.

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Macroeconomics A European Perspective started this petition to Utrecht University School of Economics

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The reason we want to see a change in compensation is as follows: The level of this exam was obviously not appropriate for the time given. As far as we know there hasn’t been one individual who managed to answer all questions and answer them well. What’s more the difference in difficulty between last year’s exam and this year’s exam is too great. Furthermore the effort requirement was not present in the course manual and the fact that, and I quote (from our course coordinator’s email regarding the exam) “Note that we not only subtracted points for missing elements, but as well for erroneous remarks and unclear/incorrect expressions, even if you use the same words as mentioned in the answer key.” Was not mentioned in the pre-exam screen. Obviously this information would make a big impact on how a student would go about answering the questions.

Finally we feel that the university acknowledged our concerns as valid by increasing the scores by 20%, this measure does not make sense however as the people who were hit hardest by this exam are given the least compensation. In conclusion we would like a different measure of compensation, preferably an absolute amount of points added to our score such as in the micro-economics course where there were 10 points added to an easier exam where the average grades were much higher in comparison. This helped greatly, allowing many more students to pass and get a more realistic grade

We hope that this petition will help make a change.

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