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What's the use of grades? - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
What's the use of grades?
Where All Grades Are Above Average.

I have suspected a similar thing in our lower schools here, but to hear that Universities such as Harvard are doing this disgusts me. Why bother to grade people at all if the grading system is false?
The most annoying part of this to me is: If you are trying to get a new job, you'll be competing against some of these kids. They'll look at your "qualifications" and then employ the more inexperienced person because "the have outstanding grades so they must be able to pick it up." Businesses should stamp this out now!

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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berone From: berone Date: January 29th, 2003 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

High horse

Oi, get off your high horse!!! that happens everywhere you go, there's nothing you can do about it. It's like all the birds with no brains that look nice that get higher jobs etc......

Get back to work, skiver!!!
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 29th, 2003 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Considering my current GPA, I really don't think my university condones this.
the_book From: the_book Date: February 1st, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
DEad right, i have seen the younger "fast track" grads employed and they know shit about anything, and it bugs the hell out of me, i have 15+years of experiance and a life time of street wisdom and these PFY's roll in, ink still wet on the diploma and think (yep some of then do thnk) that thy know best. MY ASS. i thnk deggrees should have at least 2 years of real pratical core work requiremnts, then maybe the people getting them might know something!

q: how do you get a graduate of your doorstep ?
a: pay him for the pizza!
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