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Attractiveness vs. Grades - Science

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Ozzie_Isaac
Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,242
edited November 2022 in Off Topic
They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin

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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,242
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    New psychology findings suggest that attractive students earn higher grades in school, but for female students, this beauty premium disappears when classes are taught remotely. The findings were published in the journal Economic Letters.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Gulfcoastguy
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    They lost their Pretty Privilege? Time to call out the protesters!
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,242
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    They lost their Pretty Privilege? Time to call out the protesters!
    My wife just told me that same phrase.  I had never heard it before today.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,372
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    From the article:

    "A large body of research suggests that physical appearance has an impact on a person’s success."

    Twas ever thus.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • JohnInCarolina
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,845
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    You gave her an A+ 😁
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • JohnInCarolina
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    You gave her an A+ 😁
    Sadly not an engineering student, although I did hear she could… handle all the equipment.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,605
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    There something to be said in the grading department for physical presence according to the above research, never mind the hands-on potential.   B)
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,242
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    We had a porno shot on campus.  We all stopped working to watch and provide our directorial expertise.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,845
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    You gave her an A+ 😁
    Sadly not an engineering student, although I did hear she could… handle all the equipment.
    Ever hear of an honary degree......
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,566
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    So, you graded on the curve?  :tongue:  
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    "I hear you're free on Wednesdays..."    - JB  


  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,566
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    Moving up from the male/female aspect, and just looking at "attractiveness", this subject is a big one for me.  In college ROTC, I was told a couple of times that I'd do well as an AF Officer, because I was tall.  But, during my junior year I had to take a Speech class, and the first day the instructor gave his own introduction, and the rest of the period we all had to do an impromptu speech, 3-5 minutes, introducing ourselves to the rest of the class; the instructor would make a couple of comments after each one.  
    After I gave my own intro, I got hit with a curveball.  The instructor asked me what my major was, and what I wanted to do in my career.  "M.E., Air Force officer".  He said, "Good, you're not going into Sales or Teaching; you have a really obnoxious voice and delivery style".  
    Wow; that hurt.  But, 40 years later, and with a lot of experience/reflections afterwards, I realize he was 100% right.  Jobs/assignments where I had to analyze a problem, then propose a written solution, I tended to do very well; jobs/assignments where I had to brief a solution, mostly failed, often miserably.  A part of my decision to retire early was simply to get away from having to give briefings, which towards the end were pure hell for me.  
    This has proven the case even in retirement.  I have very few (well, okay, no) local friends, and only have a few friends on internet forums (and thank god for that Backspace key). 
     
    Wish I had known all this back in college, maybe I could've steered my career into more of a writing area; I would've done a bit better.  
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    "I hear you're free on Wednesdays..."    - JB  


  • Gulfcoastguy
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    Botch it all depends on the audience. I had a boss once that had to be approached in a particular way. He was very visual so I would try to include a drawing or picture when laying out the problem. Then I would stop while he worked out the problem in his mind. When his eyes returned to looking straight ahead I would propose my preferred option. If he gave an asinine directive I would just note it in the project daily diary.
  • dmchicago
    dmchicago Posts: 4,516
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    We did have a porn star on campus once I bet she did OK in class.  
    That rings a Belle. Knox on wood, her name is on the tip of my tongue. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,242
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    Botch said:
    Moving up from the male/female aspect, and just looking at "attractiveness", this subject is a big one for me.  In college ROTC, I was told a couple of times that I'd do well as an AF Officer, because I was tall.  But, during my junior year I had to take a Speech class, and the first day the instructor gave his own introduction, and the rest of the period we all had to do an impromptu speech, 3-5 minutes, introducing ourselves to the rest of the class; the instructor would make a couple of comments after each one.  
    After I gave my own intro, I got hit with a curveball.  The instructor asked me what my major was, and what I wanted to do in my career.  "M.E., Air Force officer".  He said, "Good, you're not going into Sales or Teaching; you have a really obnoxious voice and delivery style".  
    Wow; that hurt.  But, 40 years later, and with a lot of experience/reflections afterwards, I realize he was 100% right.  Jobs/assignments where I had to analyze a problem, then propose a written solution, I tended to do very well; jobs/assignments where I had to brief a solution, mostly failed, often miserably.  A part of my decision to retire early was simply to get away from having to give briefings, which towards the end were pure hell for me.  
    This has proven the case even in retirement.  I have very few (well, okay, no) local friends, and only have a few friends on internet forums (and thank god for that Backspace key). 
     
    Wish I had known all this back in college, maybe I could've steered my career into more of a writing area; I would've done a bit better.  
    I think your interwebz delivery is perfect.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin