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jessie23
02-06-2003, 08:47 AM
im a junior in high school and sometimes i wonder if the school system has finally taken a toll on my learning ability. it just seems like in alot of my classes i end up memorizing things just long enough to pass the quiz and then forget the majority of it. im taking lots of challenging classes this year but sometimes it dosent feel like im learning anything at all. i can't seem to get stuff to stick anymore. has anyone else noticed this?

FillYourBrain
02-06-2003, 08:49 AM
I think it's your age. A lot of people go through this in high school and even college. For me I started learning again once I got OUT of college ;) It's just a hormone thing I think. Just work through it for now. It's a pretty important time for you and your future.

valar_king
02-06-2003, 09:24 AM
I payed attention to school until 5th grade. My grades went from strait 98 level As to As and Bs because I pretty much thought to myself, screw this, wtf am I doing here. So I lost focus and my grades began to drop.
My teacher averaging zeros into my grade when I forgot homework two times in a week didn't help either.
I still have nightmares about her putting the zero in my grade, and then 5 minutes later, discovering one of the cheerleader, 4H-y type girls forgot her homework, let her off with a 100.
That's around when I quit school and started homeschooling. IT's soo sweet. I'm gonna be starting up highschool again next year though. It's a Magnet school, so it's only for the gifted kids. We'll see how that goes.

alpha
02-06-2003, 06:47 PM
yeah, I tend to not remember things so well anymore either...but I think its out of laziness...hehe...i can blame it on senioritis...but i do remember things if i wanted to...so...

Silvercord
02-06-2003, 08:36 PM
I think it's your age. A lot of people go through this in high school and even college. For me I started learning again once I got OUT of college It's just a hormone thing I think. Just work through it for now. It's a pretty important time for you and your future.


I could seriously hug you right now. That explains things, but what do you base it on? Is this factual, or a hypothesis?

I hate the fact that this is such an important time in my life, but yet I'm hardly mature enough to deal with things. I'm going to end up going to a mediocre college, not MIT or anything because I never had the discipline to work hard enough, and then I'm going to get a mediocre job instead of a big name job because i went to a mediocre college because of my hormones when I was a teenager.

Eibro
02-06-2003, 09:07 PM
If something interests me, I can sit for hours and read/tinker with things...
If something doesn't interest me, I can't stand doing it for more than 5 minutes.

Hell, last semester I had piles of homework... but what'd I do? Came home and programmed/read programming books for hours instead of doing my homework.

Panopticon
02-06-2003, 10:02 PM
I can relate to the experience you describe. At school, I understand all the concepts involved (for every non-humanitarian subjects) with ease and take whatever they throw at me. Then after a 6 week holiday period I end up with the knowledge I had 2 years ago.

FillYourBrain
02-07-2003, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by Silvercord
I could seriously hug you right now. That explains things, but what do you base it on? Is this factual, or a hypothesis?
It's not based on much except my own experiences. I don't claim to know about teenage hormones at any kind of medical level:D No hug necessary!

jessie23
02-07-2003, 08:18 AM
im like panopticion. i have no trouble at all grasping most of the new concepts its just remembering them that is the problem.

Silvercord
02-07-2003, 08:20 AM
well add me to the club. Damn friggin hormones. I need a labotomy (sp?)

Yawgmoth
02-07-2003, 04:29 PM
I have had similar experiences.

-KEN-
02-07-2003, 05:54 PM
>>If something interests me, I can sit for hours and read/tinker with things...
If something doesn't interest me, I can't stand doing it for more than 5 minutes.<<

Definitely the same with me...I tune things out or goof off if something doesn't interest me...

Lately in chemistry I've been goofing off to the point where I'm cracking jokes more than our boring decrepit teacher can talk. Hey, I think I'm the first person to ever get her to smile...she likes me, but she wants to be a good teacher so she's giving me a bad conduct grade (oh boohoo). Anyhow, I've been goofing off every second and for some reason I can just absorb the stuff without listening. It's weird...usually I tune out the stuff I hate, but I like sciences, and I guess it's having some weird effect on me where I'm learning it against my own will :)

The only class I ever have to even work at is math, but I have an A in trig, so I'm happy.

Nutshell
02-08-2003, 08:11 AM
If something interests me, I can sit for hoursand read/tinker with things...
If something doesn't interest me, I can't stand doing it for more than 5 minutes.
Hell, last semester I had piles of homework... but what'd I do? Came home and programmed/read programmingbooksfor hoursinstead of doing my homework.


mmm i wish i could do that. I got piles of hw everyday, excluding projects. I don't have ANY time for game programming anymore..:mad: ugh.

Brian
02-08-2003, 10:54 AM
We all go through phases when we think we suck, or can't learn anything. Just keep trying and you'll catch on. Everybody had to learn at one point.

Hehehe, this is my 1337'th post. l33t ownage.

GanglyLamb
02-08-2003, 04:02 PM
Hell, last semester I had piles of homework... but what'd I do? Came home and programmed/read programming books for hours instead of doing my homework.

same thing with me if i come home i program and read books, knowing i have to study for the test of chemistry or whatever, and then at midnight i begin to study get up in the morning at 6:30 have a look at it and then its fingercrossin hopin the test wont be that hard.... :( (and during classes u can still sleep a lil bit unless during maths:mad: )