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    StevenSep 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Grades really mean nothing. I received an A- my 1st semester and I survived life.

    Hope the students remember what is really important. I respect the position here but it doesn’t change much. What happens if a student has a 89 final grade should we round out to an A or A-? I believe different professors use different scales. I saw an 86 be a C+ once. I was very upset about it.

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    AlumniSep 22, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Most R1 institutions use a 90-100 A grading scale. App state should get with the times. This is one step in the right direction to being taken more seriously as a university full of great people, ideas, and students.

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      MuChaoSep 28, 2023 at 5:52 am

      *Citation Needed*

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    MuChaoSep 21, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Except that there is a clear difference between A and A- work. Grade enough work and this difference becomes abundantly clear. A 90 is *not* the same level of quality as a 98+, nor should it be graded as such. That said, if there’s going to be A-‘s, there should be A+’s, too, in order to recognize this distinction. College is not high school, nor should it be emulating high school. The level of effort and quality of work expected is (should!) be more than in high school. That’s kind of the point.

    College is about far more than simply earning high marks though, or a 4.0 GPA. If the concern is about grad school entry, many grad schools are more interested in seeing improvements over time, as it shows growth, not simply a 4.0 across the board, which could mean that maybe you did not challenge yourself.

    But maybe I’m just antiquated. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Mrs. ASep 21, 2023 at 6:20 am

    I’ve been both a student and a teacher and am a statistician. Ten points are too big a spread for distinguishing for most humans. What is really the practical difference between a 7 and an 8? On the other hand, there IS a difference between a 3 & a 4 and any college teacher can show you the difference between B and A work.

    The point of college is NOT your grades; it is your education and your ability to retain what you’ve studied. This article demonstrates a “high school” mentality, and I hope that college students who read this article critically will realize it is time to move into adulthood where your skills matter; not your grades.