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    • Stop making excuses for your low grades
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    • Says every stupid person I’ve ever met.
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    • But it does determine your work ethic.
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    • No low grades are just a reflection of effort. Low effort = low grades.
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    • I've got like a 4.4 right now, and it's a mix. I know geniuses who dgaf and have 4.0 or less, and dumbasses who just study. Yeah, it's smart to want good grades, but the school system as a whole isn't great for intelligence. Luckily for them, you need skills not intelligence for most jobs
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    • 90% who say this are really dumb the rest are just lazy
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    • Grades dont determine how smart someone is, it determines how good someone is at remembering a lot of information over an undefined allotted amount of time until the test/quiz is completed, to which 90% of the info is almost instantly forgotten.
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    • School grades are not an accurate reflection of intelligence. School is a game you learn how to play, and it isnt all that helpful in the real world either.
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    • Grades measure knowledge, yes, but they also test work ethic and testing ability. You might know everything about a subject but if you can't put shit down on paper, you're screwed
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    • I have high grades and I can tell you that it’s mostly a measurement of how lazy the person is. If they’re willing to put the time to do an assignment right then they will get a high grade. However, it’s not necessarily true that high grades equal intelligence
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    • School grades are suppost to be a measure of somebody's intelligence, times their ability to learn/understand things, times their will to do those things, but the school system kind of went off the rails to where grades can be based solely on the teacher and what they assign, ruining the whole point
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    • “A doctor who got d’s in school is still a doctor” fuck your liberal arts degree I’m a fucking surgeon and I haven’t lost a patient in 7 years
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    • Honestly if they reflect anything, it’s work ethic. I know I was smart in high school, I was just a lazy fuck and didn’t care.
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    • the school system is fucked up, Its no where near flexible and if you can’t learn one specific way they deem it something wrong with you and start slapping learning disabilities on every piece of paper with your name on it, its fucked
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    • I took a legit facilitated IQ test and scored a 152 which is classified as a Superior intelligence quotient yet I failed multiple courses in college and was kicked out of my first college for bad grades. There are many ways to define intelligence and they’re all bullshit in my opinion.
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    • It measures work ethic not intelligence.
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    • Grades mean you’re booksmart. You could have the common sense of a potato and get all A’s in school. For example: The valedictorian of my class picked up someone’s compound bow and dry fired it breaking the entire string.
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    • You can’t judge a fish’s intelligence by its ability to climb a tree
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    • High grades don't indicate intelligence. It indicates a good work ethic. So what do people prize more. Intelligence or work ethic. Clearly work ethic. School is not hard in the slightest. You just have to put time and effort in. I'm sure thats why some people dont try.
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    • I got a C average in high school due to chronic lack of shit giving and I went to one of those high acceptance rate high dropout rate top tier schools and started caring about grades then. I’m doing pretty well for myself now.
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    • You can have good grades and not be smart but you can’t be smart and have bad grades
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    • If you are smart you realize the value in those grades no matter how arbitrary to get yourself ahead
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    • Unless you are getting into a field that requires advanced study (Medicine, Engineering, biology, etc) then you can truly learn more and get more ahead by getting On the job training. Especially if you want a managerial role. People respect those that worked their way up more.
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    • They don't it's just you retaining knowledge from someone else. Smart and memory are two different things
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    • No, but it shows determination and drive for success which typically leads to more knowledge.
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    • Low grades may not show lack of intelligence but it certainly does show a lack of effort which is just as important as the intellect itself.
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    • They are kind of right. I have really high grades in college, but that’s just because I know how to prepare for the exams. I don’t retain a majority of the information
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    • School isn't a test of intelligence, it's a test of laziness, and people complain a lot now because people are lazier than ever.
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    • Shows how lazy you are
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    • I used to get F’s and D’s all the time rarely even C’s. I was very lazy and lacked any desire to live or do anything. I fell in love with a woman who loved me back even more. I found a desire to do better. Was overweight and became fit, straight A’s and school tried to put me in honor rolls
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    • Being educated is different than being smart
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    • Grades don't determine how smart you are, they determine how hard you work
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    • No it’s just your ability to apply yourself among general studies that everyone else has to take. If you fail to do that, that’s a poor show of application and knowledge... excelling proves your ease with the general studies program so.
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    • Nah, that's just something we tell kids to keep them from killing themselves.
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    • There are only a very select few who this applies to. Dumbasses can't go around saying this
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    • They're technically correct. Tons of stupid people with a good work ethic get much better grades than smart lazy people
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    • It's a two sided coin.I know very smart people with bad grades and very dumb people with good grades.I think it's more of "are you willing to put up with this bullshit" and should you care enough to try for most students.
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    • School grades determine effort, which I would say in general putting effort into your grades that determine your future makes you pretty smart. No such thing as useless knowledge.
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    • 100% true. An old friend of mine with a 4.0 once said “I’m communist bc I live in a community” and said “you’re not Asian you’re Indian” to our Indian friend 💀💀
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    • ACTUALLY if you stink at high school don’t worry because the trick is to go to community college first because then your highschool grades don’t mean anything people that go to university right away are retarded because then they get in debt and will most likely have a degree for something they hate
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    • You’re right it doesn’t determine how smart someone is but it does determine someone’s hard work and dedication
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    • School is a measure of work ethic, not intelegence. Having bad grades doesn't mean you're dumb, but it does mean you're a lazy shit.
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    • Unfortunately for you real life will make you realize college was a waste
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    • Grades determine effort and basic knowledge, not overall knowledge
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    • Yea it measures effort. A smart person who’s lazy will fail while a stupid person who spends time studying can pass. Everyone who says this are just lazy and are trying to make excuses lol
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    • If you’re intelligent , you can get good grades. It’s pretty simple to sit down every day, study what you need to, work on what you need to, and test well. You can make all the excuses you like, but if you don’t get good grades, it’s because you made the unintelligent decision to not work for it
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    • and the reason they want grades>intellect is because no matter how smart you are, if you're lazy in highschool you will likely be lazy in college and they don't want students who won't do their assignments and fail the first semester
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    • Not necessarily wrong. Good grades are usually a result of hard work, not intelligence
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    • Maybe not. But once you’re out there living life, you’ll find that work ethic is far more important than raw intelligence.
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    • Nope, just how much effort they have to do school work
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    • Some people just cant understand 1 subject no matter how much they study and try for me that was algebra, no matter how hard I tried and studied I could only muster an 82 in the class at my highest point and finished the year with a 78, people are smart enough to understand most subjects but not all
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    • High school grades show how much you give a shit, which colleges look at to determine scholarships
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    • Just do the homework. “I get bad grades cuz i don’t like science” what you think I care about these fucking germs either?
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    • School grades only show case your ability to memorize and retain information within a given time frame. Intelligence is NOT built on memorization but rather on the integration of new information into current skill sets and knowledge sets while being able to USE that new info in a variety of ways
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    • It does determine work ethic which is arguably more important
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    • He/she is right they do not only reflect how smart someone is but also how much effort one cares to give and how much one can overcome challenges. Just because you are smart doesn't mean you have what it takes to live a productive life.
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    • I love how I aced all my tests and exams in a class, but failed it cause I didnt give a heck about doing the homework.
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    • Yes but if you’re smart then you’re capable of getting good grades so stop slacking off in class and making excuses if you want to go to college
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    • “Einstein got bad grades” “education system is bad” “don’t judge a fish on its ability to climb tree” “I’m too smart for school”.....stfu you’re just lazy
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    • They don't. But we all know this is just an excuse
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    • I mean it’s the most convenient way to keep education in the society running, jobs can’t afford to analyse your deep thought and hidden intellect, so stop bitching and get on board
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    • How dumb do you gotta be to think high school is hard
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    • The smartest people benefit themselves in the long run early in life by shooting for good grades in their classes, delaying gratification, and building good habits. Those things are smart. Sure, that doesn’t mean you have a solid understanding of quantum mechanics, but you’re acting smart.
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    • College is a scam. The majority who go don't even get a job in the field they attended for. For being "educated" the people who go don't know much about life.
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    • If you can't manage at least a 3.0 in high school, then you're kind of a dumbfuck
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    • This is true, school grades actually show how lazy someone is
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    • I mean... You can just not care but be smart and fail your classes.
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    • it shows work ethic more than anything
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    • And what's why I didn't go to college, I learned a trade I love and I make bread and sweets and I'm happy af.
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    • Literally aced all my tests and quizzes, scored high on SATS, barely passed high-school cuz I barely did the homework. Found it pointless if I already knew how to do the stuff, and it was like problem 1-10, 1a-z, for every fucking class. Hours of homework.
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    • Defense mechanisms for people who fail grade level classes
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    • They either show your intelligence or your commitment level. If your grades are low then you're lacking in at least one of those things
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    • They aren’t looking for smart kids, they are looking for hard working kids you lazy fucks
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    • To all those saying only idiots think this: when will I need to know the length of a ladder using the angles and height of house and how far it is from the house: so fuck you and your education system
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    • I believe school grades determine how hardworking you are. The dumbest kid in class can pass with a low B if he just did all of his work and studied. Most people i knew with D’s and F’s just never did the work or just never showed up to class.
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    • "Im not stupid im just not trying"
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    • To those of you calling people who say this stupid, I actually ace tests. Or at the very least get within the A range on them. It's not that I'm stupid, it's that I don't have motivation to do the 17 hundred metric tons of homework that they send on the daily.
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    • Its motivation
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    • If you’re smart and still get bad grades you’re a moron. That’s like cutting off your leg because you know you can live without it even though it’ll be a lot more difficult. You’re intentionally making things harder on yourself which makes you dumb.
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    • If you fucked up in real bad in high school like I did and don’t know what to do, just go to community college and try really hard. If you do well, chances are you can transfer to whatever college you wanted to go to (edit: you can get some requirements out of the way and buildup credits cheapertoo)
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    • I get good grades and i agree that grades dont determine intelligence... however any smart person would know to get good grades because if you dont have a highschool diploma youre fucked
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    • Grades are a product of how hard you work. Every time. They don’t show how smart you are, no. They show how willing you are to sit down and learn that shit. To put in the hours of sitting there memorizing things. Regardless of whether it SEEMS important to you or not
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    • They do though. They determine if youre smart enough to give a care. Coming from a guy who didnt give a care
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    • Okay it's one thing if you understand the information and are just too lazy to do the work like me. It's another if you don't understand it even though it's been explained multiple times. Then you dumb.
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    • Well they certainly don’t determine how smart someone is because I got good grades in high school and now I’m dumb as fuck😂🤷🏼‍♂️
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    • Same thing as saying “How much I can bench press doesn’t determine how strong I am”
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    • Grades are a reflection of how hard you work and understand the subject. If you say you're "slower than others" then that just means you need to work harder. Nobody has an excuse for bad grades.
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    • I graduated with a 2.3 GPA. I also graduated having set the record for highest scoring Varsity member of Academic Decathlon in our county. I then went on to place 7th world wide. GPA isn't an indicator of intelligence.
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    • It’s true to an extent, grades also show responsibility and being hardworking especially if your grade drops
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    • I was told once by my high school teacher with a PhD said it's to tell wether or not you have the drive to go to college because if you have the drive to get good grades in high school than you probably will have the drive to get good ones in college
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    • Well except if you can’t wrap your head around the basic logical and mathematical concepts our society is based on, it kinda means that you are dumb for a 21th century human standard
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    • It's really fucking stupid how you can pass tests with 100s but if you don't do homework you fail. And before anyone says "it shows your work ethic" no it fucking doesn't. I didn't do a majority of my homework, but i treat my job way differently. You know why? It actually gives me money
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    • Yo I had a 4.2 gpa but couldn’t get above a 1260 on the SAT. My brother had a 3.1 gpa and got a 1560 on the SAT. There’s different types of smart.
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    • Everyone saying that this is what dumb people say just to feel better about themselves is apart of the problem
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    • It's not to determine their intelligence, instead it determines an individuals ability to listen and follow directions
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    • Well yes and no. Cheat (Or pay) your way to good grades, it doesn't. Earn your grades properly, yeah it does.
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    • I know my shit, ace every tests, but I suck at work ethics so I have bad grades. I just think higher grades just show how much work you put in tbh, all my grades are average now.
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    • If you get low grades in high school, I pity your dumbass.
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    • News flash: Just because you were the “smart kid” where you come from doesn’t mean you were especially smart at all. Those people will realise how severely they lack any proper cognitive function compared to others after failing a class or two in a university environment.
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