Being Lucky

If you ever wondered what middle age unmarried lecturer do during their free time,

-they think of ways to make students life miserable.-


*my fluid assignment rules and reg. (yea, he actually make rules and regulations)

EME1026 Fluid Mechanics: Chapter 3 assignment guidelines

1. This is a description of Chapter 3 assignment. Hereafter it will be referred to as the
“Assignment”. Assignment contributes five (5) marks towards the total marks of this

2. The objective of the Assignment is to solve problems in Chapter 8 (Pipe Flow) of the
textbook. Apart from this, the Assignment also trains the students to work as a team,
learn to communicate with teammates, and to develop leadership capability.

3. Therefore, the Assignment is a group assignment, where each group consists of six
(6) members.

4. A situation may arise where the number of students of one group cannot be six
because the total number of students in class is not divisible by six. This will be an
exception but there will be only one group with such exception.

5. Among the members, one member becomes the leader of the group. The selection of
leader is solely the decision of the group. Lecturers or other groups does not involve
in this decision making process.

6. The leader must register his/her group members with Mr.XXX from 3-5 Sep. During
registration, the leader must be able to write down six members (including leader)
without delay. The only exception is the last group as mentioned above.

7. The questions to be answered will be announced on 3 Sep in MMLS.

8. The assessment of Assignment is not done through the submission of answers in
hardcopy. Rather, it is done through an interview to be held in Mr.XXX office. The
interviewer is Mr. XXX..The date of interview is 13 Sep.

~~~~~~~up to here it`s all fine... but now it gets really weird!~~~~~~~~~~

9. Only one member from each group attends the interview. The interviewee is decided
by “lucky draw”, which will be done on 10 Sep during lecture. There will also be
another lucky draw made to determine the interview time. The leader will not be the

10. During the interview, the interviewee is asked to make one “lucky draw” to pick one
question number. Then the interviewee must show all the calculations of the picked

11. The interviewee can pre-prepare the calculations, or do it on the spot. The interviewee
can also bring any materials (lecture notes, textbook, etc) that may help. In other
words, it is an open book interview.

12. The interviewer may also ask questions about the solutions presented, and the
member must answer them.

13. Assessment will be based on the performance while answering the questions, as well
as the calculations presented to the interviewer. At the end of the interview, marks
will not be disclosed to the interviewee yet.

14. A few days after the interview, the leader will be asked to meet the interviewer. It will
be a one-to-one meeting. The meeting date will be announced later.

15. During the meeting, the interviewer discloses the marks obtained for the group.

16. The leader then decides the individual marks for each member based on the group
mark, including the leader oneself.

17. The simplest method to decide the individual marks is to give all members the same
mark equal to the group mark.

18. However, there is another method to decide individual marks, using an example as

19. A group obtains 3 marks. The leader can give the following marks to the members:

Member Marks
Member 1 0
Member 2 2
Member 3 3
Member 4 4
Member 5 4
Member 6 5
Average 3

20. The rules are: (a) the average mark must be the same as the group mark; (b) the marks
must be round numbers not exceeding five.

21. The leader does not need to explain the reason or rationale of his/her own decision.
As shown above, the leader can give zero or five marks to the members. Of course,
there are various factors a leader can take into account while deciding individual
marks like uncooperative members, hardworking members, etc.

22. A leader has to be professional and objective while deciding the individual marks.

23. It is the leader’s responsibility to announce the individual marks to the members. If
the leader’s decision is not fair from the members stand, members can make a protest.

24. A protest can be made with all members (excluding leader) required to present
themselves in Mr. XXX’s office. Protest is not valid if any members are absent.
Representatives are also not allowed.

25. The suitable date and time for protests will be announced later.

26. During the protest, the members must submit a letter (e-mail not accepted), giving out
reasons, as well as detailed and specific incidents that may enhance the validity of the
protest. All members must sign the letter.

27. If the protest is accepted, the members can propose a new set of individual marks. If
accepted, these new marks will be the finalised marks.

28. Leaders cannot protest or appeal against this decision.

~~~~~he`s even 'thoughtful' enough to give advice~~~~~

1. A leader may have “escaped” interview, but the actual job is to make good decision.

2. Form a team that you can work with, and pick a good leader.

3. It is time to be matured in every decision you make or every thing you do.

4. Help each other while preparing for the interview, especially if a weak student is


Tell me he have no life.

Oh ya, I`m the one selected for the interview.. hence the license to grumble...

whines whines whines......

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