Your First Semester Grades Do Matter

Editors Note: This article is a part of “Swat Takes,” a curated conversation between two authors about a contentious topic. This article is in conversation with an article written by Daijing Xu entitled “Your First Semester Grades Don’t Matter” “It’s okay; Pass/Fail!”


My First Impression

Conviction and purpose. Those two words come to my mind when I think of Swarthmore and Swatties. Their academic and non-academic interests range from math, to public policy, medicine, social justice and more. I got the impression that Swatties were less driven