Would you rather get a 4.0 or actually learn something?

Achieving a 4.0 in university is more difficult than it may seem. However, there are still those rare students who end up with a perfect GPA at the end of college.   Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 3.24.34 PM

But, how much of that 4.0 was based upon rote memorization? To what extent does a 4.0 GPA determine that you’ve actually learned anything at all?

A Whatsgoodly poll from a user at Illinois State sought to find answers to these questions and asked students if they’d rather have a 4.0 or actually learn something.

Over 1,800 students from across the nation made their voice heard in this poll.

Surprisingly, 71% of students said that they would take the 4.0 over the knowledge. And only 29% said they were, “actually here to learn.”

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As a society, are we putting more emphasis on the perfect grade, rather than actual learning? Find out what users had to say in the comments.college_poll_grades_or_mastery

Ask your own questions on the app

Download the free Whatsgoodly app to see all the questions we couldn’t post on here, and even post your own. Ask anything in total anonymity!

Katie Williams

Katie is an ex-expat with a passion for spicy ramen and street art. Say howdy on Instagram or Twitter, or follow her on Snapchat at fiberopticnow.

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