Explaining an A-

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This may be a potentially stupid question.
I have gone my entire undergraduate career without getting anything but As until today when I got an A- in Thermal/Statistical Physics. Of course, I understand that this is much better than most ever do, but since I still plan on applying to top programs (condensed matter experiment) next semester I am wondring if this A- is something I will be expected to explain in some way on my applications.
 
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No, not at all.
 
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No matter what you say in your "explaining away of your A-", the admissions committee will read it as "I'm a perfectionist". And, from what I know (which isn't much), this isn't a good thing.
 
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I urge you to shelve the idea for ever
 
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Wow, A-? I don't think even McDonalds will hire you now!
 
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You can always say that you had problems with drug abuse at the time.
 
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