work ethic, intelligence levels, & accomplishment? What qualities SEPARATES the A student from the C student?
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Exactly, there was a boyfriend of a high school classmate w/a 145 IQ. He indicated that he was a C student because he felt that social/people skills were more important than book knowledge.
Very true! There are many instances of kids who failed basic math but seem to have no problems measuring ounces, grams, and kilos when it comes to distributing drugs. Others flunked chemistry but can mix with the best of them. Priorities matter!
Funny thing - at this point in my life, I have a burning desire to learn, regardless of topic. As you said, retaining the information is key.
Excellent point! Most classes which do not require doing any calculations are pretty much about memorizing what you read in the book and things the teacher said in class. It's not uncommon for people to cram for tests and forget everything later.