Is a B-average optimal?

Written by Devon Olson, Research & Education Librarian

Have you ever wondered whether you should challenge yourself more? Whether you should try a new subject even if you might not excel? In a new article out of the University of Arizona, cognitive scientists find that the optimal middle ground between taking the easy way out and failing lies in being wrong 15% of the time. So maybe you should shoot for an 85%, not that straight A average.

One thought on “Is a B-average optimal?

  • April 1, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I think the easy way out has a catch somewhere all the time. I agree with the 85% and I think it doesn’t actually matter end of the day.


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