Someone I know accomplished this feat all the way through med school. Intelligence plus study or more complicated? Examples?
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You may have a point here. Our friendship group in high school always was competitive and made good grades.
I can see that. It helps to socialize with others of the same mindset. I was never a part of any study groups or even had any study partners. I believe either could help keep a student motivated. Hanging out with successful people rubs off!
You have hit the nail on the head. Concentrate on school and less on social life. Social life and dating comes later after educational attainment.
Yes, in order to make straight As throughout school, one must possess intellectual acumen and diligence. Also, one must love knowledge and study. Many students simply DON'T want to put in the effort to study.
I'm not sure if this would apply to high level math and science/lab classes.
I think it does; when one understands "number sense" and is steeped in knowledge of mathematics-the language of science and critical thinking it all falls into place...
Excellent point here!
Great point! An "A" at Harvard or Yale is different than getting a "A" at University of Phoenix. Not all schools or instructors present the same level of challenges for students. An "A" student in one school may be a C student at another school.
Exactly my point (or part of it). Grades can be meaningless without context. When I attended MIT, during our freshmen year we weren't even given grades, just "Pass" or "Fail", to try to get students out of the mindset of obsessing over grades.
Exactly, an A at a second rate school does not have the credibility than an A at a top notch school. Excellent points have been presented here.
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