The grading scale for an Asian student is typically different from that of the average American student.
When you're a normal American:
A: Stands for "AWESOME" you're doing great.
B: Above average, you're still doing good
C: Average.. you could be doing better, but you're slacking
D: Below average, you're slipping, but you can still make it up is you try
F: Well, you just failed, didn't you. No need to really explain that.
Now, when you're ASIAN, it's A LOT different. "A" no longer stands for "awesome" anymore.
A : stands for "average" - anything below that is pretty unacceptable to your parents.
B : stands for "bad" - you're already at a below average cause all the other Asians and getting A's!
C : stands for "crap" - you're doing terrible and your parents will be pissed. They'll probably spank you or ground you, and you'll be sent to your room without dinner that night. If you DO have dinner that night, the topic to be discussed at the table is how disappointed everyone everyone is with you. This will be followed by comparisons to you and your successful siblings, cousins or fellow Asian students. That's right, your parents know every other Asian kid in your school even if you aren't friends with them. That's because your parents are friends with theirs and their parents like to brag. Bastards.
D : stands for "death" - your parents will threaten to kill you. They will not hesitate to beat the crap outta you, and when they're tired...
Americans and other somewhat easy-going peoples' grading scale should look a little like this...
A = Good job! Keep up the good work!
B = That's still good. But you can do better.
C = You're that the average level...which is acceptable.
D = Uh oh, you need to step up your game.
F = Well, you failed. Hopefully you can get a better grade later so you can pass.
HOWEVER. This is about the Asian Grading Scale. If you are a true hardcore Asian, unlike myself, then your grading scale should look a little like this...
A+ = Average.
Regular A = Acceptable...But You Can Do Better.
B = BULLSHIT. WTF-Were-You-Doing-In-Class?!?!
C = Cut-YOU WILL GET FUCKING CUT.
D = DEATH. That's it.
F = FUCKED. Wait, no, you can't get an F because you'd already be dead.
Most children will get beaten the shit out of them. Hopefully, that won't be you.
Yesterday I brought home my report card, with a B- for P.E. After all, Asians aren't good at anything not pertaining to academics. Haha just kidding I'm beast at sports. Just not at "participation," an excuse for the non-fit fatties. ANYWAYS, I gave the report card to my mom. She always uses the Asian Grading Scale.
"WHAT IS THIS? A-DA B MINUS? NO RICE FOR YOU DUMB-A-ASS. GO DIE."
This example was made for humourous people. Please do not take this to heart...unless this happens...then I'm sorry for you. Even my parents are less strict :U
Typical Asian Grading Scale as found on California primarily Asian high school's website:
F= Forgotten Forever...
Now you know why we spend half our times buried in a book. Doesn't this asian grading scale answer so much? To our parents, this does not seem harsh. Go figure.
A = Great
B = Good
C = Average
D = Okay
F = Bad
A = Average
B = Below average
C = Can't have dinner
D = Don't come home
F = Find a new family
Other kid: Why are you so sad?
Asian: Cuz I have a B+!
Other kid: Well I have a C- and my parents think that's pretty good
Asian: On the Asian grading scale, B's are below average
Other kid: Sorry