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try and get A's, or don't really try and get B's, which do you do?

This is a discussion on try and get A's, or don't really try and get B's, which do you do? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by -KEN- There's a difference between college and highschool. Highschool is worthless, so why even try? umm... to ...

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    There's a difference between college and highschool. Highschool is worthless, so why even try?
    umm... to get yourself into your college of choice, or a college at that. some people take that statement to the extreme; not saying you do, especially since you've taken some APs, but some do. and then they don't get into any colleges. well, who's fault was that.

    now it is different if you have a 4+ gpa and still don't get in.

    eh, but for high school; i guess you could say i semi-tried and still got A's. But I'll be starting college soon, and that'll be a different ball game. It's going to be tough, especially as an engineering major.

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    my average grade is an 87 with not much effort. Down from an 89 the year before.
    89 from 91.

    Annoying teachers.

    Im was in the pot-head math class at the end of the day. Half the period was getting them to shut up and then explaining how to add for the rest of it. It was really starting to bug me.

    So i just looked at the board for the homework and read the part in my book.

    Naturaly since i was the only one that didnt own every assignment(the record is 2/30 done) and could pass a drug test she starting $$$$$ing at me for not paying attention. Real nice huh.

    There's a difference between college and highschool. Highschool is worthless, so why even try?
    It scares me alittle to say this, but im with Ken on this one.

    Except i look forward to Cadd, easy class and some what useful(well more fun to play with).

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    Originally posted by alpha
    umm... to get yourself into your college of choice, or a college at that. some people take that statement to the extreme; not saying you do, especially since you've taken some APs, but some do. and then they don't get into any colleges. well, who's fault was that.

    now it is different if you have a 4+ gpa and still don't get in.

    eh, but for high school; i guess you could say i semi-tried and still got A's. But I'll be starting college soon, and that'll be a different ball game. It's going to be tough, especially as an engineering major.
    Where ya goin?

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    Where ya goin?
    Gonzaga University

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    Originally posted by unanimous
    ...This one girl I knows cries if she gets an A- or lower...One day she acually threw papers and a stapler off a table when she got a B on a test.
    what's her name?

    mc

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    When I was in high school, all I learned was how to do as little work as possible and get A's and B's; which has left me with $$$$ for study habits in college. Go for A's
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    I didn't totally do good or bad in high school but i plan on leaving that place int he dust and work really hard in college so that i have some skills that may be useful to society someday, i reallyu don't want to turn out like all of the alcoholics at the pub i currently work @

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    Originally posted by Scourfish
    When I was in high school, all I learned was how to do as little work as possible and get A's and B's; which has left me with $$$$ for study habits in college. Go for A's
    i hear ya. i was such a slacker in high school. i had no study habits what so ever. Big shock when you hit university. Ive adapted now but it was a lot of work.

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    Big shock when you hit university. Ive adapted now but it was a lot of work.
    How bad was it?

    What did you heave to learn(habit wise)?

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    For me it was:

    High School - Don't pay attention, graduate with a lot of C's and D's, occasional A in classes like programming.

    College however will be the opposite, I plan on working a lot harder and strive for A's.
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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    How bad was it?

    What did you heave to learn(habit wise)?
    in high school my policy was (well by grade 12 at least) study the night before an exam, and only do homework worth a significant amount of marks.

    then came university.

    Orientation: ".. you will get between 30 and 40 hours of homework per week ...."
    me thinking: "yeah, yeah, 30-40 hours of free donuts in the lobby after this boring presentation"
    Classes start: "omg, im actually getting 30-40 hours of homework per week "

    it really depends on how you work. I dont actually do 30-40 hours a week because i work pretty fast.
    My party habits were drastically reduced and i had to learn to put in a few hours every night plus ~8-10 hours over the weekends. It all depends on how well you want to do as well as how much you are able to do. Some make it, some dont. Its definately not something that can be breezed through like high school. (well, unless your Steven Hawking or something)

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    Heh well that settles a few of my fears...I pay attention in class when I know I need to in order to understand the homework and I don't think I've skipped one assignment yet 90% of school for me is easy...just time consuming. I guess it comes down to how much time you are willing to spend on it to get good grades
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    Get A's, if you have to ask yourself this question then you seriously need to rethink why you are in college again. I've had this same question cross my mind btw, and yea I'v rethought it, get A's. Just don't obsess about it, because there can come a time where you will try and fail and you need to be ready to accept that if it happens. Goodluck.

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    Originally posted by SourceCode
    Get A's, if you have to ask yourself this question then you seriously need to rethink why you are in college again. I've had this same question cross my mind btw, and yea I'v rethought it, get A's. Just don't obsess about it, because there can come a time where you will try and fail and you need to be ready to accept that if it happens. Goodluck.
    Ah, but I also work like 30 hours per week. If I had a lot of free time, I'd definately try for all A's. But with a limited amount of free time, I'm not going to put in the extra effort to try for A's, maybe... But I also plan on getting a new job where I can do some of my homework done while working.

    But my question wasn't necessarily just for myself, I wanted to see the boards general opinion.
    Last edited by Terrance; 08-18-2003 at 10:39 PM.

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    Originally posted by Terrance
    Ah, but I also work like 30 hours per week. .
    Woah goodluck man, I know how that is. I was working about 38 hours a week during the last spring semester, it's rough.

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