Briyanna Releford does fine on exams, but thinks she should be judged by other things.
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I could care less about test scores. Although I usually get good grades, I don’t let a bad grade make me feel differently about myself. Same thing with good grades. My scores — high or low — don’t measure me.
Friends of mine get scores that are on both sides of the grade spectrum too, but many of them don’t have the same attitude I do. When they get a low test score, they hang their heads in failure. When they get a high test score, they gloat and act like they are better than their classmates. Their mindset is totally influenced by the grades they make.
I’ll never forget a TV episode where a boy who was a slacker applied to an Ivy League college. He got accepted into the college not because of his scores but his personality…which I agree with. On the show, the character’s cousin applied to the same college and was declined because he thought scores were everything.
I wish real life was more like that TV episode. Instead of scores being a main measure of a person maybe it should be personality. Having a great personality can take you way farther in life than a bunch of numbers. They don’t put your test scores on your gravestone. People are remembered for their personality and the great things they have done. Which is why grades will never measure me.