GPA DOES NOT EQUAL INTELLIGENCE

One conversation I dread having at college is talking about the grade point averages people had in high school. It’s not that I’m embarrassed of my high school gpa, I just sincerely feel like it does not matter. I feel like basing any judgements on gpa just devalues any other accomplishments that person has made.

One conversation I dread having at college is talking about the grade point averages people had in high school. It’s not that I’m embarrassed of my high school gpa, I just sincerely feel like it does not matter. I feel like basing any judgements on gpa just devalues any other accomplishments that person has made.

Yes, gpa, to some extent shows the work ethic and knowledge of a person, but at the same time you don’t know the situation they are coming from. Some of the smartest people I know do not have very high gpas simply because they do not see the value in the education they are receiving and decide to put there efforts elsewhere. This does not mean they are lazy or that they do not have a good work ethic, it just means that they found something else to immerse themselves in that they saw more beneficial. I don’t really know if I’m explaining it right, but those are my scattered thoughts.

I also think that at times all your gpa proves is that you can test well. In one of my classes this past semester, I feel like I learned a lot yet I bombed every test even though I would study for hours. I know that gpa is important but, I think there is so much unnecessary weight people but on your gpa as a representation of you as a person.

My thoughts are jumbled but I just laid it out for you.

Talk to you soon,

Bitota

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  1. Couldn’t agree more – I’m in the UK so we don’t have quite the same system but I think there is something quite dangerous in placing too much importance on grades and numbers! Followed 🙂

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