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New York Times wrote:I tell my classes that if they just do what they are supposed to do and meet the standard requirements, that they will earn a C, he said. That is the default grade. They see the default grade as an A.
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected Bs just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.