Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Meaning of Grades

Informal question: If one does not receive A+s consistently, is one therefore not an A+ person with A+ ideas?

Modified question: Do A+s mean someone is doing something great or do they mean that a person has exploited the right pathways, or both?

Connected to question of: Why we cannot take (bad) taste as an indicator of intelligence when that intelligence is measured by grades.

Expressed as: T (?) ≠ I

Related to: The idea that Taste (vs. Appreciation of things, which can be picked up via discipline and passed off as one’s Tastes) is above and beyond discipline.

Perhaps greatness is above and beyond discipline, and this is where taste and intelligence connect. --I am not a Nazi, or a eugenicist.

In any case, take a look at the cool coded grading system they use at Cambridge, explained over at Mary Beard’s A Don’s Life.

38 comments:

  1. 生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。 ..................................................

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  2. The second comment is tainted material and must not appear as a comment. Kindly remove as soon as possible.

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  3. thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩ ........................................

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  4. 看看blog調整心情,又要來繼續工作,大家加油........................................

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  5. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」...............................................................

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  6. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................................

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