The most important thing about your grade

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Grading, assessment, and knowing[1]

Click here for a PDF describing grades in IB computer science

memorizing vs understanding[edit]

You can memorize your way to a 3 or a 4. You can understand your way to a 5 or 6. Please make sure you understand this distinction.

The most important thing I care about is if you really understand this material. The most important thing you should care about is if you understand this material. I also care after you, our class social environment, and other stuff. However, what matters most to me if you understand computer science.

Understanding something isn't a yes/no or true/false. The best way to answer this question is to ask yourself to what extent do you understand this material.

I understand you worry about your grade. You should worry more about how well you understand and can apply our material.


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