The professors made it clear: Even though they’re given a 1-to-5 scale to evaluate student performance in each semester of DelVal’s Counseling Psychology grad program, getting a 3 is the actual goal. That rating is labeled “Adequate” on the official form, but it means you’re A-OK. You’re on the right track, exactly where you need to be.
In fact, if an instructor wants to give you anything higher (better) or lower (worse), they’re required to include additional comments that explain why.
If that sounds fair, reasonable, acceptable…I envy your level-headed perspective.
I’ve spent my whole life chasing 5’s, and telling me I’m “Adequate” sets off short-circuits in my head.Continue reading “Perfectionism”