What is a good degree
really a measure of?
|•||how intelligent you are;|
|•||how hard you work on your studies;|
|•||how well you develop your understanding of the subjects you study;|
|•||how lucky you are when the exam papers are set;|
|•||how clever you are.|
There is something to be said for each of these options, but in general no one of them, nor even all of them, are the prerequisites for getting a good degree for yourself. Let's look in a little more detail at the pros and cons of the main issues lying behind each of the things in the list above.
This is a tricky one. If you're really intelligent, you're likely to get yourself a good degree anyway. But it's not as simple as this, because a good degree is not a direct and unambiguous measure of intelligence. Indeed, it is hard to discover ways of accurately measuring intelligence. There