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she went to talk to the prof & really worked on figuring out what was expected of her -- that was when she learned that in college, just having the right answers on an exam isn't enough.
Just curious...what is there beside having the right answer on an exam that could increase your grades?
None of us can forever be "above average"!
If he goes to the top school, he gets a top-notch undergraduate education
she learned that in college, just having the right answers on an exam isn't enough.
I don't understand why you think this student will "forfeit" chances at grad school by going to a top college -- sometimes the top college have more grade inflation than various public schools.
The first welcome at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science the dean asked everyone who had graduated in the top 10% of their class to raise their hands. Just about everyone did. Then he asked who thought they'd graduate in the top 10% at SCS. The same kids raised their hands. Then he pointed out it just wasn't going to happen
Some kids can have a complete mental meltdown if they are not at the top despite their best efforts