You are not your grades.

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A re-post from the Chronicle … I wish someone had told me this when I was an undergrad. On the other hand, I probably wouldn’t have listened:

“You are not your grades. I want my students to avoid defining themselves in terms of a grade. I want them to know that grades represent nothing more than someone’s assessment of one or more instances of their academic performance. Given the nature of the grading process and the limited purposes for which it is designed, the grades they receive are in no way a reflection of who they are as people or even what they are capable of achieving in the long run.”

Read the whole article: Grading and Its Discontents


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