The Art of the Error: Item Analysis and Students’ Maladaptive Perfectionism

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In the fourth season of Gilmore Girls, there’s a memorable episode where Rory, navigating her first semester at Yale, visits her ethics professor during office hours. Under the guise of clarifying notes, she secretly hopes for praise on her recent essay. Confident in her performance, she’s stunned to receive a D and the professor’s suggestion to drop the class due to her heavy course load. This event triggers a cascade of perplexing life choices for Rory as she struggles with how to respond to the professor’s feedback.

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