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  •  Equating gpa with "ability" and "potential" (4+ / 0-)

    is all-too-common a mistake. It's a by-product of a very specialized kind of learning. Nothing more.

    The girl sounds to me like a pill. Or somebody very sheltered.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:57:23 PM PDT

    •  And, I want to say, (4+ / 0-)

      I knew people with high gpas who were not terrifically smart. They were grade-grubbing machines, which is not to say they were remotely curious about their surroundings, or funny, or imaginative, or had any of those other intangible qualities I can't sacrifice in my choice of companions.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 04:12:56 PM PDT

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