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Grade Pumping 101

I wanted to publish this article last year but after careful reconsideration, I decided not to post. However, a year later and now that I've graduated and have my diploma, here are some tips for grade pumping.

The semester is coming to a close and finals are near (or the year may have already ended). I may not be the smartest, most intelligent student in the world, however, I do believe I have great people skills. I know how aggravating it can be to work so hard in the course of 15 weeks and only end up with an A-. Hard work eventually pays off, but at times, it can be frustrating when your team members or classmates don't all give the same effort--ending in a grade reduction. Or when life decides to hit you hard in the butt, and juggling work, extracurriculars, social life, and self-care pulls you away from your academics.

As a third year student, I've come to realize that it's really all about who you know. Build those connections, have a good reputation, be patient…

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