Posts Tagged ‘grades’

Failing forward 

Being in a high-pressure university setting exacerbates mental health problems.   One in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness each year according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all deaths among 15 to 24 year-olds.  We’re regularly evaluated based on our GPA.   A 3.7 GPA is the magic number that gives a competitive advantage to get admitted to grad schools, win…

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Bed vs. class: the perennial dilemma

Every morning, you will be faced with a difficult decision: Will I attend class today? Graeme Benjamin breaks it down for you. Pros Even though the lecture may seem useless at the time, you’ll thank yourself for attending once you see a question from that class on the final. Once you’ve fallen behind, it is…

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When profs miss deadlines

Unlike students, Dal profs face few penalties for submitting late work. (Bryn Karcha photo)

  The new semester means buying books, planning papers, and forgetting about last month’s exams for most students. But some are still waiting on final marks from last term. School policy is that grades must be submitted seven calendar days after the exam, or 14 days for classes without exams. Despite that guideline, there are…

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