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Why perfect grades don't matter

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Most American students strive for a 4.0 GPA and the highest test scores, but research shows that this quest for perfection actually discourages creativity and reduces academic risk-taking. In this episode of “School Myths” by The Atlantic, Alice Roth investigates why grades aren’t everything when it comes to education.

Despite an emphasis on perfect grades, research has shown it may not be the biggest predictor for success — a thought to help ease your mind on your next exam. 

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