[eDebate] 100 point scale, not 50

Ross Smith smithr
Sun Nov 4 16:17:35 CST 2007

So, we originally had in mind a 50 point scale where you could still use 
half points.

My message analogizing to grades required people to divide 100 by 2 to 
get the idea.

Several people have pointed out that we might as well use a 100 point 
scale (without half points). Maybe it would be more "natural" to 
educators and students who are used to giving and getting grades on such 
a scale.

Since there is no mathematical difference, I have no objection (nor does 
Gary Larson, tab engineer).

What do people think? Does the 100 point scale help with the gestalt?

Ross K. Smith
Director of Debate
Wake Forest University

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