Does your academic record accurately reflect capabilities?

No, they definitely do not reflect them accurately.

Do you feel your academic performance to date is an accurate reflection of your ability?

As far as academic abilities alone go, yes the grades reflect them; but they are not a complete dashboard to look into your true abilities, potential or attitude and least of all an accurate measure to gauge your worthiness to perform a function.

Are your grades a good indication of your ability?

“My grades are a good indication of my academic achievement, but in a way, you may not expect. The improvement that you will see over four years of college does not show lack of achievement in those early semesters. Rather, it shows the effects of finding an area of study that I was passionate about and good at.”

Are grades a reflection of intelligence?

Although grades are not a true reflection of one’s intelligence, they do show the amount of work ethic each student has, and who is willing to apply themselves even when they do not want to. This is why colleges and jobs accept students based off of their GPA, even though it doesn’t measure intelligence.

Do grades justify a students knowledge?

While good grades are important and should be something every student strives for, they do not necessarily correlate with a student’s intelligence. While there are varying theories on what intelligence is and whether it can improve, you can gain knowledge throughout the course of your life.

Do exams prove intelligence?

The problem lies with the word intelligence. Simply stated, measuring intelligence through examination is, inevitably, as limited as the examination itself. Whilst it might prove a reasonable sieve – perhaps even the best we can provide – it will not identify many of those we instinctively know to be intelligent.

What counts as a bad grade?

Your average is below C or you’re getting D’s in some of your courses. Don’t kid yourself: C is a bad grade, and D is even worse. Most students in college are getting A’s and B’s (at many schools the average grade-point average is between B and B+).