Yes, A 4.0 Is Better Than Your 2.7 GPA
Start writing a post
Student Life

Yes, A 4.0 Is Better Than Your 2.7 GPA

10 reasons why you should stop saying your GPA is just as good.

Yes, A 4.0 Is Better Than Your 2.7 GPA

A few weeks ago, students got back their final grades and their final GPAs. With this, many students have been posting celebratory statuses about their accomplishments of 4.0 GPAs on social media platforms. I have absolutely no problem with this. A 4.0 is a hard-earned accomplishment! However, what I do have a problem with is when people post statuses about their lower GPAs being "just as good" as a 4.0. Many of these students claim, "I worked just as hard, so I am just as proud," and the like. However, let me just tell you why I have a problem with that.

1. Your 2.7, 3.8, 2.0, etc... is NOT as good as a 4.0!

This one is simple. It's in the numbers.

2. By saying that your lower GPA is just as good as a 4.0, you are doing an injustice to those who worked hard for their 4.0.

Whenever you claim that your lower GPA is just as good as a 4.0, you are slandering the value of education. Reality check: a lower GPA is not as good as a 4.0 and never will be.

3. Not everyone gets a participation trophy.

This needs to be applied in everything. Academics. Athletics. Arts. Just because you did it doesn't mean you deserve an award for it. Were you superior in it? If not, you don't deserve a trophy. Participation trophies water down the hard work of those who truly excel.

4. Stop settling for mediocrity.

Whenever someone claims that they are just as proud of themselves for achieving a 3.2 as they would be if they were to receive a 4.0, they are simply settling because they don't want to work for it.

5. C's get degrees is a stupid excuse.

Anyone who uses this mentality: retire it.

6. You may have done "your" best, but you did not do "the" best.

Yes, you may have done the best that you can do for your 2.7. However, someone else's best is better than yours. This is a simple fact of life. Some people excel and some do not. It's like Darwin's survival of the fittest. Accept it or work harder.

7. I did not get a 4.0 and I admit that other students are better than me.

Did I get a 4.0? No. I finished with a 3.8. Am I blaming anyone else for my lack of work? Absolutely not. There are many times when I could have worked harder and chose not to. So, therefore, the students with a 4.0 who did go the extra mile are better than me. That's right, I said it. Their worked harder for their 4.0 and therefore are better.

8. Stop blaming others for your lack of work and defaming those who work harder than you.

Nobody has an excuse to not work hard. Everyone is given the same time to study, the same assignments, and the same opportunities in every class whether you want to admit that or not. Sure, some of us juggle jobs, siblings, and other obstacles, but life is what you make of it. Everyone has their own battles outside of school. Even the 4.0 earners.

9. So, next semester, look your future 4.0 GPA in the face and say...

Ryan Gosling takes it away on this one.

10. When you finally get your 4.0, you can feel accomplished like you actually worked hard and earned the highest possible outcome.

Whenever something is a challenge, doesn't it make the reward so much sweeter?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

Keep Reading...Show less

Fibonacci Sequence Examples: 7 Beautiful Instances In Nature

Nature is beautiful (and so is math). The last one will blow your mind.

illustration of the fibonacci sequence

Yes, the math major is doing a math-related post. What are the odds? I'll have to calculate it later. Many people have probably learned about the Fibonacci sequence in their high school math classes. However, I thought I would just refresh everyone's memories and show how math can be beautiful and apply to physical things everywhere around us with stunning examples.

Keep Reading...Show less
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments