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Silvercord
05-22-2003, 02:35 PM
I've spent a lot of my junior year doing nothing. The first quarter I did exceptionally well, but my 'school is immaterial' attitude has got the best of me, and I haven't been doing so hot. I don't expect to get into a great school, probably Wentworth or the University of Maine. If I do get into college, then does it even matter how much I did or didn't apply myself in high school? Granted I get my head out of my butt and start working in college. I'm in two honors courses and the only one I'm in danger of failing is chemistry, the rest of my classes I'm passing with an 80 or higher (my highest grade is like an 89 in math). I dont' think school is difficult, and I don't blame society or teachers or anything stupid like that, I just don't care about what high school has to offer. even though school isn't too difficult it takes an extremely high amount of energy to actually obtain good grades (memorization sucks).

yeah, any comments, criticicms, similar experiences etc are welcome

confuted
05-22-2003, 02:41 PM
Geeze, man, it takes effort, but every ounce of effort is worth it. Chemistry is a great class; it's all math, you should be able to handle it. Anyway, try taking classes that interest you more.

Xei
05-22-2003, 03:10 PM
I've slacked off a bit lately too, and I'm in grade 12! Don't worry about it. If you do poorly you can retake a course, thats the worse it can get :)

Ripper1
05-22-2003, 05:14 PM
i had that problem in sophmore year, my grades are fairly good now but when a parent passes away, you can't expect a 4.0 for that year....i happen to enjoy chemistry too, it's the foreign language courses i hate and i am forced to take them.

RoD
05-22-2003, 05:47 PM
ahh graduation in 14 days....o yeaaaaaaaa

Eibro
05-22-2003, 06:10 PM
I know exactly how you feel...
Now that I actually have a desire to attend a certain university (Waterloo) i'm quite ........ed of at myself for not working for the past year. I'm afraid i'm not going to get to go where I want to go because of my slacking off in the past year and a half. I've picked it up recently, and plan on doing the same next year in grade 12... but i'm afraid that it won't be enough.

golfinguy4
05-22-2003, 06:47 PM
Both of you, it's too late to worry. Instead, just work hard for the rest of high school. Then, when you apply, write about how you started to work hard just because you wanted to get into whatever university. Your admissions essay is the time to explain any apparant faults in your application.

Terrance
05-22-2003, 06:57 PM
knowledge == power.

The more you know, the more you have the ability to learn, and the more you enjoy learning. Having a very diverse education will make you a complex thinker (in a world where people are mostly simple minded).

I personally love learning, and I try to get as broad of an education as I possibly can. I also feel that my broad range of knowledge makes me an excellent problem solver, and a much better thinker. I'm usually told by all sorts of people (ranging in age, education, and job titles) that they're amazed at how much knowledge I have, especially for someone of my education (only a year of college) and age (21)

I'm always reading books, listening to books on audio cassette, and trying to apply my knowledge out in the real world.

I wasn't exactly a scholar in high school myself (3.1 gpa at the end of my junior year, and went down my senior year). But I really appreciate learning now. I usually find myself reading as many books, and trying to learn as much as I possibly can in my free time.

You may not enjoy school right now, but if you're constantly filling your head with a broad range of information, you'll find down the road how powerful knowledge really is, and you'll appreciate learning/reading books/going to school.

Here's a good article by Bill Gate's where he describes how getting a diverse education helped him get to where he is now:

http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/COLUMNs/1998essay/11-4col.asp

alpha
05-23-2003, 11:06 AM
I just graduated high school yesterday. I'm going to college in the fall. I did fairly well, all except sophomore year. I had a 3.3 second semester that year. Then junior and senior years were good, all semesters 4.0 or above.

Anyways, the way I see high school is that it is there to get you into college. Once you're in college, it'll be a whole new ball game. Apply yourself there, make yourself competitive. Your future employers will look at your college credentials, vs. your high school credentials.

But try your best, do the work, get into college. And when in college, remember that these years will be looked upon heavily for your first job. After that, mostly experiences.

beege31337
05-23-2003, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Silvercord
I've spent a lot of my junior year doing nothing.

Well that's just wasteful; at least do drugs or girls or something.

ammar
05-23-2003, 02:09 PM
I've taken many courses that I hate, either in school or in college, and I know it doesn't feel good... But I'm sure anyone can handle any course( ofcourse if it's not too difficult or advanced for him ), and I don't think that the chemistry you are talking in school is very difficult to you...

Yes, chemistry requires memorization, but if you work on it hard enough you will be able to memorize it... although when I took chemistry, they tried to avoid question that depend 100% on memorization...

As long as you are studying( either in school or in college ), you will have courses that you won't like very much, for example I study computer sciece, and it's the major that I wanted all of my life, and still I have some courses that are university requirments that I don't like, but I'm doing well, I'm not getting A's in them like other major courses, but the lowest grade I got in one of them was C , and that wasn't very bad, and if worked a little bit harder I would've had a much better grade...

You should not feel bad about it, try to enjoy it, and believe me chemistry isn't that bad...

And Good Luck.

OneStiffRod
05-23-2003, 03:05 PM
School is pretty easy overall - I found that just doing the homework will get you by with a B and if u put just a small effort into it an A is easy - homework's the key - it doesn't matter whether it's jr. high, highschool, or college.

College is more about the experience - if u gonna go to a college then goto one where u can live on campus or near... the party scene is incredible.

And guess what, all those ppl I know who went to UCLA and USC or even back east to college... I'm seeing them again, back here where they grew up. Pretty much all of them are moving back in with their parents and driving the same car they did back when they were 16, I know it's sad. There's much more to life then the college u goto and I'm afraid that these ppl who lived it up at Berkley and USC and the like are finding that out.

Fountain
05-23-2003, 05:30 PM
Dont listen to them! You are going to hell like you thought! :eek:

civix
05-23-2003, 06:08 PM
I highly doubt the fact that i'm going to pass to the 9th grade...
I'm a bad kid :p

RoD
05-23-2003, 06:37 PM
im going to hell dbrunk see yu theree bro

the Wookie
05-23-2003, 10:37 PM
yeah i simply dont care anymore. i remember i used to get my report card and if i got a bad grade id feel bad, or on a test. now i simply dont care.

Silvercord
05-23-2003, 10:57 PM
I just want enough money to be able to have an apartment and food, otherwise I just want to write games all day.

I'm getting pretty good at it, too.

windoze victim
05-25-2003, 07:28 PM
I try extremely hard in German class, but nothing ever sticks. Its terrible. I had high grades in German until this year, and everything just, hit a block, or something. I hate my earth science class. I sleep every class, and i still have an average in the 90's. My math is in the low 90's and high 80's, english, high 80's, ss, varies, depending on if I do my homework. If I do the homework, its usaly in the high 80's, maybe low 90's.
Oh, next year, the comp prog courses are dropping c++ for .net java, and vb. Ugghh.

confuted
05-25-2003, 10:26 PM
Windoze - Wie viel Deutsch sprichst du? (for the others...how much German do you speak?) I probably blundered in the grammar or something there, but I'm tired and also hate German class. I actually do more than hate it, I detest, despise, and loathe it. Oh yeah. I'm in German III, and I won't be taking German IV because of how much I dislike it.

I'm also angered with the sudden switch of all the comp sci stuff from C++ to Java. I wanted to take the AP Comp Sci test next year, without having taken the class, since it isn't offered. However, now if I want to do that, I'm going to have to learn Java...I'm not sure it will be worth it. It's bad enough teaching yourself *most* of the curriculum for an AP class in less than a month (did that this year for physics b, I only knew a little bit of it)...teaching myself everything in the course may require more time than I am willing to sacrifice. And, really...isn't C++ harder than Java? Doesn't a test in C++ show that the person is more compitent in programming? If they're going to have a test in Java, they could at least make it seperate and leave the C++ alone...

alpha
05-25-2003, 10:49 PM
Well, they really test programming concepts on the AP. I think the test was in Pascal before it was in C++. Now, it's going to be in Java. Ask collegeboard if you want to know why.

windoze victim
05-26-2003, 06:21 AM
Ich spreche nicht gut Deutch. :confused: I dont even know exactly what I said, except that a German could probably get the idea.

RoD
05-26-2003, 12:49 PM
I think changing the AP to java is gay, i took it this year since it was still C++ and passed.

golfinguy4
05-26-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by RoD
I think changing the AP to java is gay, i took it this year since it was still C++ and passed.

And how do you know this? The AP test results don't come until July.

RoD
05-26-2003, 02:25 PM
because i was positive on every single answer, and there wasnt any that i was unsure about or didnt know, dont see how i could not have passed. If i had any doubt i wouldnt say it.

windoze victim
05-26-2003, 03:23 PM
You know what the teacher told me? That they changed the course because the colleges started using java, who started using it because "its the most common language in the working world."

Can we all cry B.S.?!?!

confuted
05-26-2003, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by windoze victim
Ich spreche nicht gut Deutch. :confused: I dont even know exactly what I said, except that a German could probably get the idea.

You said, to quote the words in the same order so you know what they mean, "I speak not good German." It makes sense in German...I'm guessing you're a first year student if you didn't know what that meant.

Zach L.
05-26-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by windoze victim
You know what the teacher told me? That they changed the course because the colleges started using java, who started using it because "its the most common language in the working world."

Bah! College Board isn't exactly sure what they're doing. I think they chose it because Java books come with more pretty pictures. I just hope they don't butcher it like they did C++ with the ridiculous AP Classes.

Pourquoi l'Allemagne? Il faut que tu apprenes le franšais! ;)

WaltP
05-27-2003, 02:23 AM
One thing I discovered is it you slack off the first year, you have to work exceptionally hard to get the grades up the next few years.

But if you work hard the first couple years, slacking off the last year doesn't screw up your GPA much (only your future, but that's a different matter ;-)

Leeman_s
05-31-2003, 03:16 PM
89 is your highest grade....and you say school is not difficult. If it wasn't difficult you'd be passing with a 95 or better in each class.

i'd say you're going to hell man...

EDIT: isn't it apprends, zach? not apprenes....

Eibro
05-31-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Leeman_s
89 is your highest grade....and you say school is not difficult. If it wasn't difficult you'd be passing with a 95 or better in each class.

i'd say you're going to hell man...

EDIT: isn't it apprends, zach? not apprenes.... Desire is irrelevant... I am a machine.

Silvercord
05-31-2003, 08:23 PM
hey leeman, after i said my highest grade was an 89 I also said


I just don't care about what high school has to offer


In the first quarter of this year all of my grades were above a 93 except in chemistry, no joke. And even then the strain wasn't intellectually for the most part, it was being disciplined enough to just memorize the damn vocab words and definitions...seriously. oh well.

Zach L.
06-01-2003, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Leeman_s
EDIT: isn't it apprends, zach? not apprenes....

Perhaps... Its been a year since I've actually taken any french. ;)