Coasters and Grades

Friday, January 4, 2002 11:24 AM
After talking to several people online on AIM and getting to know them, I have found that the majority of them (including myself) get very good grades (A's and B's).  I think it's pretty bazaar.  My theory may be way way off and if it is please tell me but what kind of grades do you students get?  I wonder if coasters and grades have some odd connection.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:27 AM
After looking at my grade reports, I'd say there is a major flaw in your theroy, lol :). But then again, I suffer frome a grave disease know as laziness.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:27 AM
I agree with you very much. All the people I've talked to have been very intelligent and have A or B averages, so there very well could be a connection. But, maybe we were all geeks to begin with... ;)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:29 AM
I get A's and B's.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:30 AM
I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but here's my theory.

Most people who are fanatic about certain things (say, coasters, Star Trek, whatever), tend to be the introverted, "nerdy" type.  And those types tend to get better grades.  Whereas people who have general interests, or interests that many people have (say, sports) tend to be more extroverted, i.e., their strength is social and not academic. 

I realize this is incredibly generalized and stereotyped, and obviously there are many exceptions.... but I am including myself in the introverted category. ;)

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:35 AM
It would be "bazaar" if you got an "A" in spelling.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:58 AM
Bazaar is spelled that way isn't it?
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:00 PM
Coming from the standpoint of data collection and analysis (sorry, it IS my job), I'd say the real problem with the "sciemce" here is one of a self-selected population...most "computer folk" are probably the ones with good grades, not necessarily the coaster folks.  The fact that they're online is probably more useful in terms of predictive value.  Kinda reminds me of "Dewey beats Truman", but I don't want to date myself...(that could make me go blind)...LOL.

Bazaar is a market....bizarre is strange, even eerie.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:11 PM
Thanks for the definitions rollergator. Can we have one for "sciemce" now? ;)
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Danny
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:27 PM
I have a perfect average...straight As, and that is in Honors and AP classes...
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:36 PM
Same here, MillenniumForceX.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:38 PM
I get A's and B's too.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:08 PM
I get mostly A's, with a few B's, and I'm taking mostly college-level courses my junior year.  I'm in a program called IB.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:16 PM
Jeff, you beat me to it......dang:)

SFGam die Hard... that would be how you spell it if you were buying or selling....
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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:50 PM
I thought it'd be fun to add my 2 cents even though I'm well out of school. I did get very good grades in school, I was a "gifted" student (now I'm just a "gifted" adult" ;)  )

It seems to me that a majority of coaster enthusiasts fall into this category.

Ok, let me just say it - most enthusiasts are "geeks". I mean no offense with that remark as I'm categorizing myself also. I could elaborate for quite a while on this connection, but I'll spare us all. Let me just add that all you have to do is watch a bunch of coaster shows, be at a park when an organized event is taking place or even gander at some of the uploaded pics here at CB and you should see the trend.

Let me state it again - no offense is meant, I"m including myself in this!

Not that it's a bad thing to be a "geek" (or whatever term is used these days - I've been out  of school for 11 years now).

Just an observation.

*EDIT* - I just read Den's post (helps to fully read rather than skim before replying) - basically I agree 100% with what he said...and he said it much better than I.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:52 PM
Hehe. I get Ds, Cs, Bs, and As. I also suffer from the horrible disease that inflicts Zero-G, along with procrastination. I know I'm capable of all Bs and As, but I just don't do homework for 1/2 of my classes. I put it off until I'm going to bed, and then I don't care anymore... not to mention it's easy to blame the teacher :-P
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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:57 PM
Keep in mind that grades do not necessarily vary directly with level of intelligence nor level of obsessiveness.
Oh...and in case you were still wondering, my grades pulled a fishhook after the 7th grade or so.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 3:39 PM
I used to have all A's and a B but no I have 4 A's a C a C- and an F. I could care less but my parents can't. Oh, and Den I'm not of the "nerdy" type. :)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 3:52 PM

rollergator said:
I'd say the real problem with the "sciemce" here is one of a self-selected population...most "computer folk" are probably the ones with good grades, not necessarily the coaster folks. 

This may be true to some extent, but I've also noted at off line coaster activities such as ACE, Zombies, and park events that the crowd seems to be a pretty intelligent group.
This may be true about enthusiasts for many things.  They tend to be people with enough brain power that they are looking for something to do rather than sitting in front of TV.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 4:29 PM
...we may watch TV as well, just more Comedy Central...LOL!  "Sciemce", for those who aren't aware, is the study of the typographical errors that occur when someone like me is at the keyboard....
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