Mar 142011
 

To beat the game – one graduates. So the levels really are directly related to how many credits have been completed. Do we indicate quality of the journey? or is it sufficient to see that Indiana Jones dotted line from Istanbul (Not Constantinople)?

I’m playing WoW again.

Wonder if I can get the department to pay for the account?

It’s informative.

As Thomas had rightly pointed out, it’s the surprise that causes delight. So I am fishing, and I get “100 fish!” It’s a small thing, and I was fishing anyway, but there is that marker of progression. I wasn’t fishing for that one hundred, I just got it. This came at a good time as I was fishing and thinking (because that is what one does when one fishes) about work versus play, and why I was fishing instead of killing things?

It’s an ancillary skill that nominally feeds into the larger game, but is not crucial to it. But hey! I got an achievement! Delight.

Some achievements that we can skim from their journey:

  • “Getting Better All the Time” – if the current GPA is greater than the previous quarter/semester
  • “On the Board” – an “A” was earned
  • “Well Above Water” – GPA exceeds 3.25
  • “Come Back Kid” – some formulaic way to note a considerable positive difference, say someone who was on probation but has turned that around two quarters in a row.
  • “Well Rounded” – Students often do well in their area of study, not-so-much in their liberal arts. If the gpa and the I-forget-the-name-of-the-number-for-major are basically the same, then that would indicate similar effort
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