Monday, May 16, 2005

Take Responsibility!

In the aftermath of a slightly traumatic semester, as I slowly get back my grades and am none too pleased with all of them, I've realized that I never think a "bad" (interpret as you wish) grade is my fault. It's always the teacher's fault or the TA's fault or an assignment that wasn't fair or my study partner's fault or my group member's fault. And while I'm not saying that is never the case, I don't think that everyone out there deserves a 4.o GPA (myself included). Sometimes it's just my own fault: I'm not smart enough or I just didn't figure it out or I didn't study enough or do enough of the reading. And it's just not healthy to blame all my "failures" (and no, there were no actual failures) on others. Sometimes you've just gotta take responsibility for whatever occured.

4 Comments:

At 5/16/05, 10:27 PM, Blogger Devorah said...

I don't hink it's humanly possible for you to study more. And when dealing with snotty Harvard profs, I think you have the right to recast teh situation. And with silly humanities courses, the grades are SO subjective. Solution: switch to CS and work alone...

 
At 5/17/05, 7:48 AM, Blogger TRW said...

And be bored to tears...

 
At 5/17/05, 2:42 PM, Blogger Stx said...

I second TRW's motion...

 
At 5/17/05, 6:25 PM, Blogger Eli7 said...

I like my major and I enjoy working hard and certainly have no interest in switching to CS. I do however think that profs are very, very subjective and it's frustrating. Very, very frustrating and it makes me very annoyed. End of rant (otherwise known as kvetching). For now.

 

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