Friday, March 07, 2008

Tense, worried, anxious about the impending release of final exam results last night. Tonight, relieved that while unspectacular, my '07 batch met my projections for them with only one surprise -- someone fared much better than expected, though all credit goes to his own efforts at the eleventh hour.

Still, what's got me thinking tonight is that the resuls have been largely unspectacular. Not excellent, not amazing, not stupendous, just... adequate, good enough. These results are sufficient to get them over to the next level, though they aren't going to win anybody any scholarships. Should I be satisfied with that, or could I have pushed them harder to do better than they did?

In S'pore, is adequate ever good enough?

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