I think colleges have been more grade focused over the past few years. Does someone with an 89 average know less than someone with a 90 average? Also, I think courses go WAY too fast. We should just focus on one topic and understand the theory and concepts instead of doing problem after problem. Then when the exam comes, your future is dependent on four problems. And when you get a bad grade, you ask yourself, "Am I stupid?" Proposed plan: have one semester where you can handin your homework and take exams whenever you want. What's the point of abiding by artificial guidelines when you don't truly understand the actual concepts?