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Old Dec 16, 2005, 11:09 PM
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Pretty much...

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Heh! What exactly are finals anyway? I have exams at the end of each term/semester which test us on the modules we've studied in the previous 10 or so weeks .... Are exams 'finals'?
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 06:13 AM
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Hogster, in the US they seem to have 'finals' every 5 mins! I don't quite get it. They're not like the finals at the end of your degree in the UK.
I was just thinking the same thing.
You can only have finals once per qualification!
Otherwise they're not very "final".
My forth year degree exams were "finals" and that's what we called them because they were all in one block at the end of the final year. After that it was all over.
However my MSc exams were split between Christmas and Summer and then there were several months of thesis work to come so I don't any of that could be called "finals". Can't really criticise though. US "English" is a slightly different language at the end of the day and they can use it as they like. Plenty slightly inaccurate phrases this side of the Altlantic too.
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 08:29 AM
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Man I was complaining cause I had no way to transport my slowstick
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 12:18 PM
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hmm mid-terms? some classes, at least in high school, last only half a year, so i guess those classes can give "real" finals
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 01:36 PM
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I was just thinking the same thing.
You can only have finals once per qualification! Otherwise they're not very "final". My forth year degree exams were "finals" and that's what we called them because they were all in one block at the end of the final year. After that it was all over.
In US colleges, we typically have 1 to 4 tests per class during the semester, and then we have an entire week at the end of each semester dedicated to "final exams". These exams are often (but not always) cummulative 2-hour exams, covering all the material learned over the semester.

Most US colleges also give an "exit exam" to all graduating students that covers their entire degree. However, the results of this exam are usually used to grade the school, rather than the students.

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Old Dec 17, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Yeh, in the US you take a class for a semester at the end of the class, you have a final exam.. Those are finals..
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 08:55 PM
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At Canadian universities, there is 2 exams, one halfway through, and one at the end. Mid terms and finals, respectivaly.

At college we had 5 tests and a final.

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Old Dec 18, 2005, 02:37 AM
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Eh. At the University you have 2 exams but at college you have 6? What's the difference between a university and college?
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Old Dec 18, 2005, 03:05 AM
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Eh. At the University you have 2 exams but at college you have 6? What's the difference between a university and college?
A college is typically an institution that concentrates on undergraduate education in a single field of study. A university is an institution with multiple undergraduate programs in multiple fields, with graduate education and research programs.

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Old Dec 18, 2005, 04:08 PM
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Ah, ok.. I always assumed college and a university were the same thing.. Shows how much I learned at.. University..
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 03:46 PM
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So i guess a final is only a final if you pass and do not have to retake the cals then i guess it would have been a pre final and if you failed again it might finally become a post final..

Ya I get it....
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 07:57 PM
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Enough of this banter.. I want to hear about the Big Floyd project.. and that's FINAL LOL!!
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 08:22 PM
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Flybike started a second thread about this plane, then made some comment about this one being re-opened and shut down the other. That suggests he's thinking of reviving the project.

Flybike, wanna stop by and let us know if you have any further planes for Ultra Pink, aka Ultra Floyd?

-Flieslikeabeagle
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 09:36 PM
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Enough of this banter.. I want to hear about the Big Floyd project.. and that's FINAL LOL!!
Me and you both buddy!

I wanna see this behomoth FLY!
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 08:16 PM
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Is there any updates?
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