what are grades besides society’s shortcut of measuring a person’s intelligence without actually knowing who he or she is? rather, maybe their true purpose is to determine the amount of effort and dedication one would put into their work. most of us say that we do not try. for most of us, it will obviously be reflected in our grades. asking for success without actually doing work is a fool’s dream. if everyone who slacked off had the same amount of success as those who worked as hard they humanly could during their school time, it would not be fair.