seespotrun wrote:SBL wrote:The question is flawed. What you should be asking is How can I do as well as possible? And the answer to that, of course, has been discussed to death on TLS.
Once you've put together an effective study strategy and execute it faithfully, there is quite literally only one thing that will get you into the top-10%: Luck.
That's it. Nothing more. Because you can only do as well as you can do, and where you fall vis-a-vis your classmates depends on how well they do, and you, of course, have no control whatsoever over that.
So relax, work hard, get lots of sleep, enjoy yourself, and stop worrying about whether you'll be top-10% since that part's not really in your hands.
I disagree with everything in this post.
So you argue students should stress out, work lackadaisically, practice sleep deprivation, hate life, and worry constantly about being top 10%? Sounds like a recipe for success.