What are grades? 🤔

Grades. Scores. Exams. Results. Tests. Each and every word related to this makes you nervous even if you’re well prepared, and it’s natural! But what are grades? What are scores? And what do they really tell us?? 😬

Imagine you’ve just given a 50 mark test and are anxiously waiting for the results. Let’s say you receive 44/50. Common human nature would be that you’d begin comparing with your friends and other students of your class. Seeing that a few other students received more marks than you, you’d not only be sad and a bit jealous but also angry. But the real question is, does your score really make that much of a difference? 🤷🤔

As much as scores are important for a good career, they have something else to say too! Something that most students don’t realize and fail to understand. A score of 44/50 means that you were able to get 44 questions correct and not that you got 6 questions wrong! Scores just measure how much you’ve learnt and give you room for improvement rather than negative criticism, disappointment and depression. 😅🤷

Many students think that getting full marks is the best score. It sounds true but it’s weirdly not! The best score is anything higher than your previous score! In this case, if you got a 45, 46, 47,48,49 or 50, that’s the best score! 😁😃

Your best score is the best you can do by learning from your mistakes and doing your best!! 🙂🎉

After all grades don’t measure intelligence ♥️

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        1. I agree! That has happened to me a few times but not anymore… In a way, I feel that not getting full marks is the best. Mostly because if you score full marks, you have this kind of overconfidence that you know those chapters really well whereas those who didn’t get full marks and maybe miss by a few marks work harder to understand that chapter better.. What do you think?

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          1. I think as long as we are learning we should be okay and the marks are just numbers. Of course, being a mature learner takes time. When I was in school I focused on grades, too. I wish there is soem kind of reform in education actually, so that students will care for learning rather than just grades.

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  1. Your 3rd paragraph absolutely struck the bullseye.

    Grades are useful to represent a small part of a bigger goal that you should ultimately want to achieve career-wise and that sort of thing, otherwise, getting grades just for the sake of getting the highest, marks becomes more of a “fetish” than anything that’s truly worth your time hahaa.

    Things such as “grades” should be used as a measure of pushing yourself rather than it being a show-off comparison tool about you and your friends.

    What you said about “The best score is anything higher than your previous score!”, is a MARVELOUSLY inspirational point 👌👌

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    1. Thank you so much!

      I completely agree with you, Grades these days are pretty much just news ways of comparision. I mean, just because someone gets the best grades possible, it dosen’t mean that they’re smart does it?

      Thank you soo much for reading 🙂 It’s always good to hear from you! Thanks again, I’m glad you enjoyed reading 😀

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      1. Yeah just because someone gets the best grades possible doesn’t mean they are the smartest, and just because someone doesn’t get the best grades possible it doesn’t mean they can’t get better grades or that they are not very competent.

        When you get grades back from an exam, it shouldn’t just come down to “hey, how much you got?” 😂😂. There are tons of reasons why someone’s grades may not be high or the best, for example, they may not be studying as much, they just may not be that enthusiastic about it, or there may be circumstantial issue etc; so “scores” on academic “exams” should not be all your life and your self-esteem is reduced to.

        Wow I love hearing from you as well and it means alot to receive your gratitude and thankfulness Aditi♥️. I definitely will be reading more of your remarkable topics ✌️✌️😄

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        1. I absolutely agree with everything you said! As you already know, I’ve always thought that the way you put things into words is awesome! Thanks for always reading my posts and commenting! I hope you’re doing well!

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          1. Hahaha thanks, that means a big deal to me Aditi♥️. It’s cool coming back to this conversation after so long too; I always look forward to what you have to say no matter how much time has passed, and this never changes 🤘✌😂.

            I am all smiles after reading you commentary and I never take any of the feedback from folks like you for granted <3.

            I am doing fine thanks; so far I have no corona and so far I have no regrets 🤣🤣. I hope that you are doing well too Aditi♥️.

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          2. Hahaha thanks that means alot Aditi♥️. It’s cool coming back to this conversation after so long; I always look forward to what you have to say no matter how much time has passed and this never changes 🤘✌😂.

            I am all smiles after reading you commentary and I never take any of the feedback from folks like you for granted 💯👌.

            I am also doing very well in general. So far I have no Coronavirus and so far I have no regrets 🤣🤣. And I also hope that you are alright buddy 👍😄

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          3. hhhmm, apparently I may have sent 2 messages. I wasn’t sure if I had actually sent it the first time, so I just tried to replicate what I thought I didn’t originally send, so I am sorry if I actually sent you 2 messages previously 😂😂. You could always just approve 1 of the 2 lol

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                1. Yeah and I think posting another message in quick succession right after a previous one on the same post, also may have caused the spam filter to trigger which may explain why my comment in question ended up in there lol

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  2. So right – grades don’t evaluate intelligence. They usually measure only how well you listened in class. I want to thank you for choosing to follow my blog and hope it brings you encouragement and increased knowledge of the one who has all wisdom.

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