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  •  Einstein was a C student in several (1+ / 0-)
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    subjects.

    What would you say about him?

    •  Is that an "Internet fact"? (2+ / 0-)
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      cryonaut, i dont get it

      This is an urban myth:  Einstein did well in school.  Here is one of his school records, reflecting a 6 (maximum score) in Algebra, Geometry, and Physics.  His only iffy grade was in French.

      Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

      by Caj on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:36:05 AM PDT

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      •  I was looking at the same transcript. (0+ / 0-)

        It shows nine 6s and 5s which would be your As and Bs but it also had the four 4s which would be the dreded Cs and one 3 which would be your D.  The English had a dash which might even be an "F".
        His GPA with these grades would be a 2.7 which is a "C"

        Should the world have tossed aside this "C" average student?  According to you, he dosn't deserve to be considered for a job.

        German language and literature :    5
        French    "      "      "      :    3
        English   "      "      "      :    -
        Italian   "      "      "      :    5
        History                        :    6
        Geography                      :    4
        Algebra                        :    6
        Geometry                       :    6
        Descriptive geometry           :    6
        Physics                        :    6
        Chemistry                      :    5
        Natural history                :    5
        Artistic drawing               :    4
        Technical drawing              :    4

        •  Are you doing your math wrong? (0+ / 0-)

          (5+3+5+6+4+6+6+6+6+5+5+4+4)/13 is 5.0.

          If you map {6 5 4 3} to {A B C D}, then this would be a straight 3.0 average.

          In any case, he clearly got top marks in math and science, so your point is moot:  he was utterly unlike the type of student we're talking about.

          Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

          by Caj on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:42:54 PM PDT

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        •  If I was hiring in STEM based on this transcript, (1+ / 0-)
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          I'd say he got a 6 in Algebra, Geometry, Descriptive Geometry, Physics, and a 5 in Chemistry and Natural History. The rest of the courses don't count, since they're not in a STEM field.

          We shouldn't expect him to be able to do technical drawing, but aside from that he's a great candidate.

          •  If you were the diarist, (1+ / 0-)
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            i dont get it

            You would instead say, "there's a hyphen on this page, which might be a secret code from the school meaning that you took an extra course and flunked it."

            Also the document is folded in quarters, which might be a symbol indicating that you were expelled for huffing chalk.  Prove me wrong, amirite?

            As the diarist said, the empty line on the transcript has to be an 'F', because why else would that line be there?  It's not like it was 1896, and they couldn't auto-generate a unique transcript form per student.

            I will now be the second person in the diary to hypothesize that H1-Bs aren't the real reason the diarist is seeing difficulty in the IT job market.

            Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

            by Caj on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 06:31:11 AM PDT

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