Going into graduate school everyone said not to care about course grades because it doesn't matter for the academic job market and that, given a choice between putting more work into coursework or into research, research should come first. Intellectually, this makes perfect sense. Realistically, I can't seem to reconcile the disconnect between effort and reward. Basically, I busted my a$$ on a short survey paper and on a statistics homework set--B on both. An office-mate friend assembled s