View Poll Results: Which would you rather do in school

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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; I'm leaning towards not really trying and getting B's, but that doesn't mean that I don't try at all of ...

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

    I'm leaning towards not really trying and getting B's, but that doesn't mean that I don't try at all of course

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    If its not worth doing fully, its not worth doing at all.

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    I know some people who do NOTHING but work, in the library every day, study study study, go home, study, eat, sleep, go to uni, lectures, library.... and on and on.

    Yuck, what kind of a life is that? Not one for me, but it all comes down to what your priorities are, if getting the best grades are all that matter and you have to work day and night to get them, then go for it. If you'd be happy with slightly lower grades that would give you more time to do other things then go for that instead.

    Just remember different people need to do different amounts of work so don't compare yourself to others in that respect.

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    Thankfully, in my school, it's extremely easy to not do much work and still skate through with a B average.

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    what -ken- said

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    Don't try and get A's pls...well see what this year is like...maybe I'll actually have to try this year
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    I could sit in class and not learn much and not do anything and pull off mostly A grades, with an occasional B.

    But, eventually you realize that you're there to learn. I work my butt off - not for the grade, for myself.
    Away.

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    I pretty much site, don't try hard, and get A's. This one girl I knows cries if she gets an A- or lower, thats someone I don't want to end up like. One day she acually threw papers and a stapler off a table when she got a B on a test.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    Maybe I should explain my point of view more. I think you should always try your best but be happy with the results.

    Case in point: Last semister I start collage and took a math and an english class. I really suck at english and ended up getting a C in the class. Even though I knew I wasn't good in english I still put forth my best effect and I'm satisifed with the grade I got.

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    >> I still put forth my best effect and I'm satisifed with the grade I got.

    thats the way to do it. people who stress out about bad grades just end up getting more bad grades because they are so stressed. Do your best, you get out what you put in.

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    If i really understand a subject well.. i do expect the best grades.. but if i get lower grades in subjects i dont like , then i dont care...

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    Originally posted by Thantos
    Maybe I should explain my point of view more. I think you should always try your best but be happy with the results.

    Case in point: Last semister I start collage and took a math and an english class. I really suck at english and ended up getting a C in the class. Even though I knew I wasn't good in english I still put forth my best effect and I'm satisifed with the grade I got.
    There's a difference between college and highschool. Highschool is worthless, so why even try? The only class that I'm even interested in this semester is Pschology/Sociology.

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    i havee to get a 3.0 or better or my parents wont let me drive. thats motivation enough for me to try. (and i also have to not have any comments saying that i missed a lot of homeworks... thats the hard part for me)
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    Thumbs up

    My answer is in the middle somewhere, kind of like everyone else. Put in a good deal of effort without burning yourself out, or stressing yourself out, and be happy with what you get. In some courses, you'll do great. In others, you might not do the best. Also, that might not be because of the subject either! Sometimes, it's just the instructor/teacher at the helm.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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

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