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The Circle of Life [#8] {Grades}

As a full-time college student, grades are something that are brought up every now and then. I was one of four students in the Men’s Division to make the Dean’s List last semester. While an A in a class would be nice, sometimes it’s not going to happen. Here’s some thoughts from Nancy E. Krulik on grades:

It’s Just A Letter… Why Grades Don’t Tell The Whole Story

Let’s face it. It would be nice to pick up your report card and see a list of A’s staring back at you. But it doesn’t always happen that way.

And sometimes getting less than an A can be pretty disappointed. The truth is, people put far too much emphasis on grades. School isn’t for acquiring high averages. It’s about learning. School is a place where you prepare for life. And just because you are not a great test taker, or raising your hand in class makes you nervous, doesn’t mean you don’t have a huge  store of knowledge in your hand – knowledge that is sure to come in handy someday.

More important than what your grades say is what your heart says. Do you go to school each day eager to gather new information? Do you try your hardest to study, pay attention, and do the work? Are you satisfied with your work? If you can answer yes to those questions, then you’ve got a 4.0 average where it really counts.

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