As a student, what do you care more about, grades or learnings?

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  1. DON BALDERAS profile image70
    DON BALDERASposted 10 years ago

    As a student, what do you care more about, grades or learnings?

    1. How? profile image39
      How?posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Such a wonderful question... I have recently watched an award winning movie based on life on engineers... The moral of the movie was - "Study to learn and not for grades - If you will follow this rule then success will automatically come towards you "

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years ago

    ..both...the grade would give me an indication that i'm understanding and learning....

  3. Mikeydoes profile image68
    Mikeydoesposted 10 years ago

    I hated the grade aspect..

    Learning is where it is at. Most of my grades were because the teacher liked me, I'm not sure how much good that did for me.

  4. Trish_M profile image83
    Trish_Mposted 10 years ago

    Hi smile

    Learning should be most important, but, whatever you do or don't know, if you cannot show future employers some qualifications, your knowledge is unlikely to be very helpful.

    There are exceptions. There are employers, who will look past the pieces of paper to the individuals beyond, but most do not have the time.

    The truth is that grades and qualifications should reflect learning. That's not always the case, I know, but it should be the aim smile

    1. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 10 years agoin reply to this


    2. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What then is best for us to understand?

  5. CWanamaker profile image96
    CWanamakerposted 10 years ago

    I care more about learning. However, grades and accolades are important because it is how others judge you.  You need that sheet of pretty paper to get a good job right? I still enjoy reading books just for the sake of acquiring more knowledge.

    1. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 9 years agoin reply to this


  6. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 9 years ago

    I seem to care mostly about the grades, but I seem to automatically learn along the way - well, I suppose I have to in order to get the good grades ...

  7. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 9 years ago

    Making it to the top is not worth anything if I have not learnt to be a person of learning, character, discipline and values. I believe if I have the rest I will make the grades if not today , then someday!  Learning from every situation, circumstance and person helps me change, adapt and grow....   I learn every moment of my day! smile

    1. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I love that.

  8. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    I have considered myself a failure all my life. I did not pass my ll plus.... I was  not forgiven.  I was afraid of exams and left school at 14, and have always dropped out of everything before exam time comes....

    I was invited to take my fetac level 3.  It was a guy who was the age of my son taking the class..... I am self taught on computer, so learnt a lot.  Even though he refused to use the word exams because he understood my fear i think.  The others will no doubt pass, but i have finished my ahead of time.  Some have English as their second language

    I am pleased to report out of 20 of us, i am the only one who has passed all five exams, i don't care about the grade, i have passed an exam for the first time.  This fear has held me back so much,  I sometimes wonder how i have even got through life this far ha ah

    next exam i take, i will  be lookiing for real ly good grades

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bravo!! Now throw that fear out can do much more!!

    2. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Congratulations. That's a step towards overcoming tests. For all we know, everyday is a test of character, of everything. Bravo!

  9. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    I intend to, and guess what i absolutely new you would comment, you are a star, i so love you


    i can even do hugs like you do, i really am getting there.

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yay   ((((((((((((((hugs ))))))))))))))))back to you!!

  10. chasemillis profile image78
    chasemillisposted 9 years ago

    At first I looked at the grades and that's all I really tried to get good at. But now, as a senior in high school, I'm starting to realize that haveing papers saying that I'm smart is not going to help me out in the future. Yes, an employer might hire me because I had a perfect gradepoint average, but its not going to help me if I don't learn anything.

    Obviously, there are assignments that are useless, so to speak, because they are just busy work, so I usually only try to get good grades on those busy work assignments. But for everything else, I try to learn at least one thing and remember it by the time I'm done.

    1. Joy56 profile image76
      Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      the way things are going here in Ireland, you cannot get an interview without qualifications..... and you can be thrown out however much experience you have, and replaced with someone who does, so keep studying, an getting those qualifications.

  11. Monisajda profile image61
    Monisajdaposted 9 years ago

    I hated school because there was so much pressure on getting good grades and it took away all my love of learning. I was learning to pass and then forgetting all of it. Today, I am learning what really interests me and that is happening naturally. I am amazed to discover how little I remember from my school years, how everything that I had learnt evaporated. I am helping my daughters understand concepts of universe and learning myself, too, to be able to explain to them.
    To answer original question, I used to study for grades - result is that I hardly remember the stuff. Things I love to learn about, I am passionate about are a part of me thus I am knowledgeable about them.

    1. DON BALDERAS profile image70
      DON BALDERASposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Life is a school we continue to learn everyday.

      1. Joy56 profile image76
        Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        absolutely, we sure do

  12. pooja0908 profile image61
    pooja0908posted 8 years ago

    grades first then learning

  13. profile image58
    silvercrest90posted 8 years ago

    well. i love all the comments on this post, and i really think Learning should be the focus. and when you have learned you will definitely make the grades. although it doesn't happen with everyone.


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