gpa

May 20, 2015

15 Reasons Your GPA Isn't *That* Important In The Real World

11. Google doesn't pay attention to GPA when hiring.

Dec 20, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Your Grades

You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.

Oct 26, 2010

Tuffy Luv Ranks Schoolz

Dear Tuffy Luv, I'm pretty sure you already answered a question like mine but I couldn't find the answer, so here goes. I'm a high school senior applying to college and I'm having a bit of a problem with my safety school. It's brilliant: great nightlife, safe area, amazing dorms and has a course that I love. One bad thing though: it's my hometown.

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini-circle and start the introductions.

College Q&A: Help Me Balance School and Fun

Question: Next month will be my second year at my new college. This past semester I didn't do anything fun. I was miserable and studied the whole time. I came out with a 3.8 but no new friends. How can I balance schoolwork and get out and meet people at the same time?

Jul 19, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: It’s Time To Meet The LSAT!

So, it’s crunch time. From this point on until October 9th, my life is really about one thing and one thing only – the LSAT. Of course, I will still have everyday life to live, but from this point on my post-grad life really is going to be dictated by what I am convinced to be as one of the most evil tests in all of existence.

Jul 13, 2010

May 17, 2010

College Q&A: Goodbye Community College, Hello Big School

Question: You girls seem to know what’s up with college. I’m transferring from a community college to a big college. I start with the summer term in a few weeks (I thought it would help me with my transition if I gave myself some extra time.) I’m really scared because I’ve never lived away from home and this is very different from what I’m used to from my current school.

May 4, 2010

A Tip of the Hat to Duke’s, Cathy Davidson

Whose lunatic idea was it to throw National Teacher Day in May, when finals are looming and we're more stressed out than Kanye when he pulled the mic from T-Swift!?

Feb 22, 2010

College Q&A: Group Project Overload

Ever since I joined the business program at my school I’ve been overwhelmed with group projects. WTF? It’s college; doesn’t anyone know how hard it is to get people together in a group!? Anyways, I’m never good at this whole group thing because I always get frustrated and either start fights or take total control. I don’t like leaving my GPA in other peoples’ hands.

Feb 8, 2010

College Q&A: My Prof Won’t Help Me!

My professor is a complete jerk. He talks way too fast in class and I’m always completely lost. I have a big exam coming up so I went to office hours and he refused to help me. He claimed I needed to figure it out for myself. I’ve been trying! I can’t bomb this test (its 30% of my grade) so I don’t know what else to do. Ideas?

Jan 23, 2010

My TA Was a Creepster

With the start of a new quarter comes the excitement of new classes and a new schedule. And new TAs. While my friends are frantically researching classes that both fill their requirements and leave Friday open, I'm zoning out at my desk dreaming (and praying) about a tall, handsome, smart, romantic, witty discussion leader.

Dec 28, 2009

College Q&A: Class Overload

Help! It took me forever to choose a major and now that I have, I have a lot of catching up to do. Like, a lot. I’m reworking my schedule for next semester right now and I’m not sure if I should load on the classes (and take a full 18 credits) and really struggle through all the reading and writing (I’m a History major), or take an easier load and stick around for Spring/Summer term.

Dec 22, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Grades

Your stomach has been churning since you walked out of your last exam. You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.