Every part of a university application is important.
Reading alone is not enough; you must also interact with the people in your field to succeed in academia.
I think one's overall grades are a reasonable measure of one's level of intelligence.
Grades for essays reflect the quality of work contained within the specified length. Teachers are not required to read beyond the specified length.
If you don't understand course material, you need to ask your teacher for help.
To get paid for your writing services at college, introduce business formalities.
A two-prong approach to the study of writing, Spanish for formal study and English for leisure, may enrich your worldview.
If you are getting the best grades you can, focus on your goals. Fighting unreasonable parents is not worth the energy.
When your prof asks for your opinion, you should provide a well-thought-out answer.
Who is the arrogant one in this situation: the PhD graduate or the unschooled friend?