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Old 24-12-2008, 03:09 AM   #1
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NUS: CAP and S/U

Disclaimer: The information is meant only as advice and we accept no liability or responsibility for your CAP, future or anything.

What is CAP?
http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/corpor...rgrad_cap.html (24 December 2008)

http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html (24 December 2008)

http://www.nus.sg/registrar/edu/modular.html (25 December 2008)

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NUS Eng FAQ for S/U
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Question:
Hey guys, I need some advice. Is it worth it to use an S/U to increase my CAP from 4.2 to 4.375? I got a B for that module. I just finished my 1st sem by the way.
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If you are aiming for at least 2nd upper, then it's safe to S/U that module.
You can try SU-ing it. But do note it is just the first sem, there might be more jialat modules coming up.
Question:
hey guys I need some advice.. freshman here. should I s/u to increase my cap from 3.4 to 3.5? module grade is B-..
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check out the other thread?
Question:
oh..can give example pls? i still not tt clear......

so suggest i s/u the module i got C+ for? or it will affect my CAP next time? actually hor, is B for all 4 modules quite bad? hope next sem i will do better
Answer:
simply speaking (hopefully)...

ASSUMING all ur modules are 4 MCs*, each module holds the same weightage on ur CAP.
e.g. this sem u got 3.3 cos ur Bs are 3.5 and ur C+ is 2.5. --> (3.5+3.5+3.5+3.5+2.5)/5

so next sem will just be an accumulation. if u take 4 x 4MCs modules next sem... u will take all ur grades add together divided by 9.

so now if u S/U. it will be (3.5+3.5+3.5+3.5)/4 = 3.5 CAP. since it is only 4 modules... however it will have less power to influence ur CAP as compared to a 5 module semester (which has more 'weight')

or you can just delete the concept of SEMESTER when u are counting CAP cos it will confuse u.


BUT C+ shud almost surely be S/Ued.


*if u have 3 MC mods then hard to count cos the module will have 0.75 weightage as compared to a 4MC mod.
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wah this thread moved pretty fast! i went out today all day to not think about my results but when i came home...ah...sad again :,( really depressed man

i intend to s/u this mod that i got B- (have not used any s/u so far) but i calculated, and i think only affect by 0.1?? somebody pls tell me if it is wise?? i am so upset with this sem cos my cap drop :/ my yr1 sem1 was crazily bad, i was hovering at 2-ish (my fault for slacking too much, didnt realise the importance. skipped lectures and play too much etc..) , and sem2 i bucked up luckily managed to pull it up to 3-ish... then now drop again..

can someone tell me if it is going to be possible to raise a cap of ard 3.2 to up to 3.6?? (from yr2 sem1) all i'm asking for is just second lower now...i think i need a miracle. pls don't drop any further... any real life cases? i need some motivation. hahaha

and my C+ for my core is biting me everywhere.i felt like crying just now!! how can this be, must be the darn bell curve. should i review? what are the chances of grade improving or even dropping as i heard there are cases of so...

sorry for this lengthy post. emo emo leh. =( i believe tonight will be a bad night for many (sobsob) and to those who did well..congrats!

any advice is appreciated. =)
Answer:
totally possible to raise from 3.2 to 3.6 .

i raised my cap from low 3 ish to 4 ish.

so ya, possible.
Question:
If I have 3MC to S/U left, can I overdraft and S/U a 4MC module? If possible what are the things to take note?
Answer:
Only 3 MC will count towards graduation requirements.
Question:
Some modules are compulsory S/U. Does this take up my 12MC of S/U or it doesn't? What are the things to take note?
Answer:
Yes
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gd thread *thumbs up*

but why must put disclaimer? scared people sue u if u give wrong advice?? hahaha
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Old 24-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
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gd thread *thumbs up*

but why must put disclaimer? scared people sue u if u give wrong advice?? hahaha
let ppl know at the end of the day it's it their own decision.. we cannot make decisions for others, can only advise.
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thumbs up for good thread! v informative.

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Old 24-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #8
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Maybe it's good to include some examples (I'll put it in code form for clarity).

SEMESTER 1 Module Grade MC Points (Grade Point * MC) CS1101C B+ 4 4 * 4 = 16 EC1301 B 4 3.5 * 4 = 14 EG1108 C+ 3 2.5 * 3 = 7.5 MA1505 B 4 3.5 * 4 = 14 PC1431 B 4 3.5 * 4 = 14 Total Points for this Semester = 65.5 Total MCs (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 19 SAP = [Total Points for this Semester] / [Total MCs (Passed + Failed)] = 65.5 / 19 = 3.45 (2 dp) Total Points Accumulated = 65.5 Total MCs Accumulated (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 19 CAP = [Total Points Accumulated] / [Total MCs Accumulated (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed)] = 65.5 / 19 = 3.45 (2 dp) MCs Earned (Passed Only, Including S/U) = 19 SEMESTER 2 Module Grade MC Points (Grade Point * MC) CS1102C B 5 3.5 * 5 = 17.5 EG1413 B+ 4 4 * 4 = 16 MA1506 F 4 0 * 4 = 0 MLE1101 B+ 4 4 * 4 = 16 PC1432 A 4 5 * 4 = 20 Total Points for this Semester = 69.5 Total MCs (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 21 SAP = [Total Points for this Semester] / [Total MCs (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed)] = 69.5 / 21 = 3.31 (2 dp) Total Points Accumulated = 135 Total MCs Accumulated (Non S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 40 CAP = [Total Points Accumulated] / [Total MCs Accumulated (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed)] = 135 / 40 = 3.38 (2 dp) MCs Earned (Passed Only, Including S/U) = 36 SEMESTER 3 Module Grade MC Points (Grade Point * MC) EE2004 A- 4 4.5 * 4 = 18 EE2005 B+ 4 4 * 4 = 16 GEK1505 C (S/U) 4 - GEM2900 C+(S/U) 4 - MA1506 C 4 2 * 4 = 8 Total Points for this Semester = 42 Total MCs (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 12 SAP = [Total Points for this Semester] / [Total MCs (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed)] = 42 / 12 = 3.50 (2 dp) Total Points Accumulated = 177 Total MCs Accumulated (Non S/U) (Passed + Failed) = 52 CAP = [Total Points Accumulated] / [Total MCs Accumulated (Non-S/U) (Passed + Failed)] = 177 / 52 = 3.40 (2 dp) MCs Earned (Passed Only, Including S/U) = 56
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Grade is sometimes really unpredictable
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Old 24-12-2008, 10:21 PM   #11
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we can only S/U twice or thrice?
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we can only S/U twice or thrice?
thrice........ (need to be longer than 10 chars zzzzzz)
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Hey guys, I need some advice. Is it worth it to use an S/U to increase my CAP from 4.2 to 4.375? I got a B for that module. I just finished my 1st sem by the way.
Hi guys, any more advice to my question above?
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Hi guys, any more advice to my question above?
(i) are u the type that who will get Cs/Ds/Fs?
(ii) are u aiming for First Class?

If qn 1 = no and qn 2 = yes... then S/U it.
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Old 24-12-2008, 11:18 PM   #15
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(i) are u the type that who will get Cs/Ds/Fs?
(ii) are u aiming for First Class?

If qn 1 = no and qn 2 = yes... then S/U it.
Don't know man, I've only completed 1 sem so far. No Cs or Ds. To be honest, I'll be happy with 2nd upper.
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