|Dec29-12, 05:00 PM||#35|
What's the Point in Getting Good Grades in Your Undergrad?
I think a college education/degree serves different purposes (particularly in science):
1. To teach you facts and methods of solving problems.
2. To teach you/allow you to figure out how to learn on your own.
3. To certify to future employers/graduate schools that you have learned facts and methods of solving problems and are able to teach yourself more.
Grades are a part of number 3. I personally think they do a pretty good job of this.
|Dec31-12, 05:18 PM||#36|
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Just because your grades wont be looked at by future employers should not mean you shouldn't take pride in your grades. Don't you want to leave university knowing that you did your best? If all you care about is the degree then clearly the point of post-secondary education is lost on you. The point is to learn not just information but a good work ethic.
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