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College Grades

Choosing Your Professors and Keeping Those Ties

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Among the most important people who will influence your college life and, even life after, will be your professors. And they will help you increase your grades if you know how to engage them.

The Social Construction of Grades

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

I am there to teach students something new, to help them expand their worldview and become critical thinkers, and to enhance some of their existing skills. My students are there to get the piece of paper on their way to getting a job.

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.

Professor 'Totally Destroys' Student In This Email After He Asks For A Grade Bump

Business Insider | Posted 12.15.2013 | College

College student and Reddit user TheLostCaterpillar emailed his chemistry professor on the advice of another Redditor after he noticed that he was only...

Senioritis: It's Not Just For High School Seniors

Dan Johnston | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Dan Johnston

It's important to keep your grades up throughout the end of your senior year of college. If you're suffering through senioritis the second time around, here are five ways you can try to beat back the fatigue, maintain your GPA, and still have fun.

Don't Let Grades Define Self-Worth

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Though being mediocre shouldn't be what students strive for, letting grades determine your self-worth is absurd. Instead, students need to know what is expected of them in their industry and work toward achieving that.

Why Grades Don't Really Matter That Much After All

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Something I want tattooed on my forehead is "grades don't matter." The current perception of the importance of grades in academia dumbfounds me, because I think that by caring too much about grades, most students are missing the point of education.

Teachable Moments

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Doug Bradley

There is magic in classrooms like this one at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where students and teachers and auditors and guests can listen to, and learn from, one another. That's why pushing a button at the end of the semester doesn't do this justice.

Two Things to Know About College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As a college instructor, I hear it every single semester. "How could you give me a C? I worked really hard in this class!" And in those 14 words lie two very important lessons.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.

An Education

Aliza Polkes | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Aliza Polkes

So where does this stop, this endless quest for the "A"? Will making straight "A"s throughout my years at Columbia lead me to whatever next step on the track that has heretofore been my life? It's taken me a while to be able to see this, but, no, I don't think so.

Winter Break

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.25.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

When I began professing in 1980, there seemed to be more time to teach. We had the same 15-week semesters, but my courses were much more demanding, for both me as well as for my students. Something has changed in higher education.

Does Having A Winning Football Team Make Students Stupider?

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 02.19.2012 | College

-- On campus, a successful football team is a cause for celebration. So much celebration, in fact, that three economists have found a link between a...

The Key To Getting Better Grades

Posted 11.08.2011 | College

Good news for early risers -- students who take morning classes tend to get better grades, according to a new study out of St. Lawrence University. ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs and Ds | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has pursued a controversial agenda that would gut Texas' vaunted public university system in favor of s...

Grade Inflation: The A Team

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Nicolaus Mills

At one time, colleges worried about having too many students willing to settle for gentleman's C's. Now they worry about having too many students feeling entitled to automatic A's. How do we make grades meaningful for all students?

Website Sponsors Gambling On Grades At 36 Colleges

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LAS VEGAS — Think you're going to ace freshman year? Want to put money on that? A website called Ultrinsic is taking wagers on grades from stud...