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2022-06-30 4:38:32 AM  
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Network with 13th grade...
Yah
 
2022-06-30 5:09:02 AM  
"I would ask my teacher why I got 97 and not a 98,"

One of those kids. If you are that smart you can look at your own test results and physically see where points were deducted and why they were deducted. I'll still take this student who is an A student and knows they are an A student over those who are solid C students and think they truly are A students.

You get scholarships probably but in the end nobody gives a shiat about your grade. Like they say with doctors and engineers. The student who graduates ranked 237 out of 237 is still a doctor or engineer.
 
2022-06-30 5:21:32 AM  

powhound: "I would ask my teacher why I got 97 and not a 98,"

One of those kids. If you are that smart you can look at your own test results and physically see where points were deducted and why they were deducted. I'll still take this student who is an A student and knows they are an A student over those who are solid C students and think they truly are A students.

You get scholarships probably but in the end nobody gives a shiat about your grade. Like they say with doctors and engineers. The student who graduates ranked 237 out of 237 is still a doctor or engineer.


Seas have degrees, as they say.
 
2022-06-30 5:39:04 AM  
"A humble Velazquez said she found out in late May she was number one at Passaic Preparatory Academy, one of the city's three public high schools. She finished with a 4.576 GPA."

How do you get >4, did they take a move from video games and add an S above A or something?
 
2022-06-30 5:48:01 AM  

trerro: "A humble Velazquez said she found out in late May she was number one at Passaic Preparatory Academy, one of the city's three public high schools. She finished with a 4.576 GPA."

How do you get >4, did they take a move from video games and add an S above A or something?


Some classes are weighed heavier.  AP, honors, etc, where a "4" is really a 5
 
2022-06-30 5:50:27 AM  

trerro: "A humble Velazquez said she found out in late May she was number one at Passaic Preparatory Academy, one of the city's three public high schools. She finished with a 4.576 GPA."

How do you get >4, did they take a move from video games and add an S above A or something?


Advanced classes can have a GPA boost in highschool..  particularly if they are part of a running start program where you take college level courses for your high school credits.

It's an attempt to incentive the smart / gast learners to keep pushing themselves.

I didn't have those options so I stopped trying my Sr year and took ez fluff.  I had already enlisted in the military and wanted to do fark all.
 
2022-06-30 6:12:04 AM  
shame she didn't go to a real college. she could've. please tell me she is going to grad school at school that matters.
 
2022-06-30 6:19:33 AM  

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Network with 13th grade...
Yah


It must really bother you that a girl is smarter than you. I bet you can muster up outrage for bad stuff but this just pisses you off personally
 
2022-06-30 6:22:14 AM  

chucknasty: shame she didn't go to a real college. she could've. please tell me she is going to grad school at school that matters.


I've had just about enough of your Columbia bashing!
 
2022-06-30 6:27:28 AM  

chucknasty: shame she didn't go to a real college. she could've. please tell me she is going to grad school at school that matters.


Community college (and "Junior" college) are post-secondary options that provide the same curriculum as the first 2 years of a full university.  They are cheaper because they only do "general ed" (1000 and 2000 level classes) and because they do not provide on-campus housing, meals, etc.  The one I went to cost about 50% of what the state university cost.

Usually also referred to as "Commuter college"

/they also usually offer night courses for people who already have day jobs and looking for degrees.
//the one I went to also offered certification courses for IT.
 
2022-06-30 6:50:12 AM  
Velazquez has a full scholarship to Columbia University where she will pursue a dual major in psychology and film study.

F
ollowed by a job at Burger King?
 
2022-06-30 7:02:21 AM  

powhound: If you are that smart you can look at your own test results and physically see where points were deducted and why they were deducted.


Not necessarily.

I have always been one that will question when I can't see why something was wrong.  Sometimes questioning things is the correct way to go.

Math was never easy for me.  In high school, I barely got past Algebra 1.  A couple of decades after leaving school, just to see if I could comprehend it I picked up one of the 'Algebra for dummies' books.  I got about 40 pages in before starting to have issues.  Try as I might, I couldn't do certain problems to come up with what the book said was the correct answer.

After the 3rd one like this, I emailed the author.  Their response:  "Yeah, we know there are errors with some of the answers listed.  They will get fixed eventually."

Mind you, this book was already in it's 4th edition.  A math book.  4 revisions and still had wrong answers littering it.

So I tried a different book.  Got about 60 pages into that before I was having trouble.  My mind has this frustrating inability to comprehend that there can be a "range" of numbers to a problem instead of a single answer.  I gave up soon after.
 
2022-06-30 7:12:50 AM  
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All of her wildest dreams came true
 
2022-06-30 7:18:34 AM  

chucknasty: shame she didn't go to a real college. she could've. please tell me she is going to grad school at school that matters.


in today's high schools there is nothing unique about someone with a 4.59 GPA.  every high school has someone, and likely more than one, with that level of gpa.  all she's really done is get the first couple years of useless gen ed college class out of the way.

yes, she probably took several AP classes that are weighted higher to boost the GPA.  but she very likely also took dual enrollment classes which count for credit at both the community college and high school, and also give a GPA boost (i think).  one class lets you double dip in both places.  the dual enrollment thing is really getting popular because they can essentially start at a sophomore level at university.  not that universities are letting them get out in three years.
 
2022-06-30 7:37:00 AM  
Anyone that goal-oriented must be insufferable to be around.
 
2022-06-30 7:52:34 AM  

TTFK: powhound: If you are that smart you can look at your own test results and physically see where points were deducted and why they were deducted.

Not necessarily.

I have always been one that will question when I can't see why something was wrong.  Sometimes questioning things is the correct way to go.

Math was never easy for me.  In high school, I barely got past Algebra 1.  A couple of decades after leaving school, just to see if I could comprehend it I picked up one of the 'Algebra for dummies' books.  I got about 40 pages in before starting to have issues.  Try as I might, I couldn't do certain problems to come up with what the book said was the correct answer.

After the 3rd one like this, I emailed the author.  Their response:  "Yeah, we know there are errors with some of the answers listed.  They will get fixed eventually."

Mind you, this book was already in it's 4th edition.  A math book.  4 revisions and still had wrong answers littering it.

So I tried a different book.  Got about 60 pages into that before I was having trouble.  My mind has this frustrating inability to comprehend that there can be a "range" of numbers to a problem instead of a single answer.  I gave up soon after.


If you are my student I will work with you until you cannot get it wrong. This is a different situation. This student only cares about her grade. Nothing wrong with that per se. And I would be happy to engage. But if she asked me why she got a 97 vs a 98 I would ask her to reconstruct her incorrect answers and describe to me outside of class why those answers were marked incorrect. Then I would give her half credit back so 97.5 if that is some earth shattering event I don't care. Students like that will succeed. My focus is on students on a lower level who still care and do their best and still fail and need and want more help. Those are the kids who get my full attention. 98. 97. Pretty much piss off if that's the lessons in life you have learned. Nobody cares about that difference.

Had a 10th grader demand a hug at the end of last year. She stopped by to ask me to sign her yearbook, then came around my desk and opened her arms asking for a hug. Thankfully there were other students just hanging out so I obliged. Those are the kids I work for.
 
2022-06-30 7:58:26 AM  

ferrarious: ProfessorTerguson: [Fark user image image 425x283]

Network with 13th grade...
Yah

It must really bother you that a girl is smarter than you. I bet you can muster up outrage for bad stuff but this just pisses you off personally


Naw, I just know the kid is going to stark working and realize that the working world socks and wishes she would have been to college as a college kid.
 
2022-06-30 8:05:15 AM  
I'm just bothered that a girl is smarter than me.
 
2022-06-30 8:07:35 AM  

alice_600: ferrarious: ProfessorTerguson: [Fark user image image 425x283]

Network with 13th grade...
Yah

It must really bother you that a girl is smarter than you. I bet you can muster up outrage for bad stuff but this just pisses you off personally

Naw, I just know the kid is going to stark working and realize that the working world socks and wishes she would have been to college as a college kid.


It was a community college, so it's just an associate degree. I'm guessing she'll finish up at a four year college, so there's still a chance to experience being a dumb college kid.
 
2022-06-30 8:38:12 AM  
NERD!
 
2022-06-30 8:45:09 AM  

Numberlady2: Velazquez has a full scholarship to Columbia University where she will pursue a dual major in psychology and film study.

Followed by a job at Burger King?


She'll have a reaction channel on YouTube like every other film major.
 
2022-06-30 9:26:58 AM  
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2022-06-30 1:37:05 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: alice_600: ferrarious: ProfessorTerguson: [Fark user image image 425x283]

Network with 13th grade...
Yah

It must really bother you that a girl is smarter than you. I bet you can muster up outrage for bad stuff but this just pisses you off personally

Naw, I just know the kid is going to stark working and realize that the working world socks and wishes she would have been to college as a college kid.

It was a community college, so it's just an associate degree. I'm guessing she'll finish up at a four year college, so there's still a chance to experience being a dumb college kid.


I forgot to mention the burnout...
 
2022-06-30 3:35:05 PM  

Numberlady2: Velazquez has a full scholarship to Columbia University where she will pursue a dual major in psychology and film study.

Followed by a job at Burger King?


No no, it's fine, she's going to have a minor in bowling. She'll get a job as a TV psychic who goes into a trance while waving her hands over bowling balls, which allows her to connect with the spirit world. This will last her until she shaves off her eyebrows and gets a role on Star Trek: Discovery. I mean, she's no Whoopi Goldberg but, that's the plan, man.
 
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