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Old 30th-November-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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How were your grades in high school? If they were bad do you wish you got better grades?

I have 2.9 GPA at the moment and I think I'm screwed..
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Old 30th-November-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
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Ha. I failed gym.

Other than my grades were fairly average. To me school was repetition and cramming. I had little interest in that. Peculiarly enough, I did read psychology and stuff on my free time. I was curious and eager to learn, but everything school related was to me a task to be done and forgotten. They were chores. I also had a lot of depression issues etc back then.

I guess the school system here is a bit different, though. If you want to get into a popular college you need good grades, but you can't really fail high school here, you always have the right to attend college if I remember correctly (Norway). There are always available collages

I don't wish I got better grades, but then again I live in a forgiving system. Jobs that don't require an education don't pay too bad and you can retake stuff later. I guess the lesson is, be born in privileged country. Then you still don't amount to anything because you're shit ~~
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My grades ranged from A-Bs the majority of times.

Higher Tier.

Sometimes I'd get by on Cs.

There were two classes in school on Higher Tier... Actually, it might have just been the one.

(ETA: Lol, just asked my ENFP friend sitting next to me for clarification, and she joked about me being a pretentious bitch "There was only one top class and you were in it, are you trying to take the piss?!")

I went to a decent-ish school (tho I hate the dodgy headmistress and her dodgy dealings).. but I think it was a far cry from the Grammar school which I chose not to attend. Which was a sort of mistake - but I chose to follow my friends, because I loved my friends.. which was sort of worth it, especially seen as I'm sitting next to one of them right now.

School was easy for me... I find learning easy when its organised and structured for me.

Its my attempting to complete my degree at a distance with the Open University which is proving more challenging for me...

I just can't stick to plan, or manage my time.

Other mistake: Not going away to uni.

I'd like to hear from anyone around my age in the UK about what sort of curriculum and exams you were doing at that time.
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Ha. I failed gym.

Other than my grades were fairly average. To me school was repetition and cramming. I had little interest in that. Peculiarly enough, I did read psychology and stuff on my free time. I was curious and eager to learn, but everything school related was to me a task to be done and forgotten. They were chores. I also had a lot of depression issues etc back then.
This is basically how it is for me at the momment..

I have started teaching myself harder chemistry then what the school is offering to try and compensate for my shit grades. But I still want to try and get into a decent college and I don't know how hard it's going to be.. I hate the uncertainty
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My grades ranged from A-Bs the majority of times.

Higher Tier.

Sometimes I'd get by on Cs.

There were two classes in school on Higher Tier... Actually, it might have just been the one.

(ETA: Lol, just asked my ENFP friend sitting next to me for clarification, and she joked about me being a pretentious bitch "There was only one top class and you were in it, are you trying to take the piss?!")

I went to a decent-ish school (tho I hate the dodgy headmistress and her dodgy dealings).. but I think it was a far cry from the Grammar school which I chose not to attend. Which was a sort of mistake - but I chose to follow my friends, because I loved my friends.. which was sort of worth it, especially seen as I'm sitting next to one of them right now.

School was easy for me... I find learning easy when its organised and structured for me.

Its my attempting to complete my degree at a distance with the Open University which is proving more challenging for me...

I just can't stick to plan, or manage my time.

Other mistake: Not going away to uni.

I'd like to hear from anyone around my age in the UK about what sort of curriculum and exams you were doing at that time.
Pfft, "I just can't stick to plan, or manage my time" doesn't match with "My grades ranged from A-Bs the majority of times". I envy you..
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But, same thing happened to me. When I put in effort, it would always be A or A*. One time, in A levels, decided half way through the year to take English Lit. The teacher said I could, but there was an exam on Othello in a week which I'd fail because I hadn't taken a single lesson. Challenge accepted - the only A in the class and not a single lesson. 😂😂😂.

But most of the time, I couldn't be arsed. So I'd get some As and Bs. B's were more likely in College and I think I had C for one.

Spent most of University stoned off my tree, working 3 nights a week and partying and drinking and sometimes on multi day drug fueled binges, didn't turn up to half the lectures and slept in some. Again, the occasional assignment would interest me a get an A, but that started getting rarer. That I regret because I only got 2:2 in the end. Might have gotten a 2:1 if I'd turned up to a single lesson of graphical programming. Shouldn't have been the day after student night.

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Fairly OK. Around 3.5 in terms of GPA I think (as Minuend, I attended school in Norway).

I wish I had done slightly better, just to have a better selection of possibilities for college/university, but in the end it didn't matter.
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My grades are around ~90 to ~97 during my High School days so around A-A+. I'm kinda okay with them although they were like that due to familial pressure.
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I'm in my junior year of high school. I've only gotten below an A in one class ever. (Although, I honestly believe that wasn't my fault, my teacher didn't know how to grade. She was a little unstable, she threw pens at people...) I really don't know how I've managed to get this far: I never study, I rarely do homework that wasn't rushed in the morning or the class before, I procrastinate on everything, and I don't care enough about the work to put any true effort in it.

Point being: Doing well in high school is basically the art of BSing if you're naturally good at the kind of stuff they throw at you, and the art of rote memorization if you're not. I know the fact that I never actually learned good work ethic won't exactly be an asset in college, but hey, neither will the fact that all high school prepares you for is standardized tests \_(ツ)_/ So I'm crossing all my fingers that my school will let me do my senior year at community college.
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I remember completely winging my double science exam, the morning me and mine had been getting well "lean" in the fields before school..

I remember thinking "Damn, I've so not been paying attention or even present in science the last few weeks"

When I got into the exam, I was high as fuck ... but by some miracle I entered some super stoner superpower mode, and I managed to recall answers to questions I know I hadnt consciously payed attention too.

Got a high B in that exam, which was a marvelous feat taking into account my truancy, and lack of attention payed.

Ahh, I remember a number of incidents where a number of people got kicked out of exams for being too drunk..

.. those were the days..

My class - which largely remained unchanged over the years, was full of squares; mostly NXJs. That class was reserved for academia.. I got to hang out with everybody else in PE , art, geography, and woodwork..

My very good ENFJ friend, and long time INTJ friend shared that class with me.. we went through 12 years of classes together.
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Those where more then fine. Usually top 5 out of 15-20. I was an un restful kid back then though, the lowest grade in behavior, all 3 years. A bunch of teachers physically attacked me, with intent on harm. One tried to kick me from behind, fortunately I had just dropped my pencil, and picked it up, when a foot came in full force above my head. One teacher wanted to expel me, but failed due to my good grades, Although succeeded in having me attend classes two years above me, for some 'reason'. That was just to my liking though. To bad so many assholes get teacher jobs. I should have ignored them. But in the end it didn't matter. Got into what I wanted.
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My grades were utter shite in highschool barely passing with a 2.0 or thereabouts. Horribly inadequate sleep, 3 hour+ round trip commute, alienation, lack of academic passions, large noisy classrooms, and not asking for help were all contributing factors.

Government and history were the only subjects I loved without exception. I felt these were more important subjects in the world to learn than the stuff I was (or wasn't) learning in all my other classes. I also liked gym but running days were still a drag compared to the sports days.

I didn't earn or appreciate the value of straight As until college. It's a nice feeling. Do I wish I had better grades back then? Sure I might've gotten into uni earlier, but I still lacked any academic passions at the time so I probably would've been tens of thousands of dollars in debt with nothing to show for it.

The lessons I've learned since are to seriously put in effort to read the material, ask questions, sit in the front, visit your instructors' office hours, get a tutor, and lastly, turning in assignments for partial credit is always better than a zero.

2.9 is nothing to be screwed over as far as highschool. Although if you're doubting your college potential understand that it can be a completely different experience for better or worse. For example I didn't just get As in college but I consistently scored in the highest percentiles for my hs exams despite my grades not reflecting that. College had changed those life variables which allowed me to excel in grades as well.
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Meh. Worst student evar. I'm lucky I can spell and plitify numbers by two. On a good day. I stayed an extra year to get relevant credits to graduate. Like math. They won't gradulate you on just music and drama. Whatever.
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My grades are around ~90 to ~97 during my High School days so around A-A+. I'm kinda okay with them although they were like that due to familial pressure.
Yeah, I had a 90% average in grade 12, and generally pretty good grades in the rest of high school, mostly around the 80-95% range from what I remember, just a couples 70s. Anything that had a clear right or wrong answer, especially if there wasn't too much memorization involved, I did great, so 90-95% for math, physics and chemistry.

There was some family pressure but I was generally able to get interested in most of my classes. If I was going to be forced to sit in a classroom, I might as well explore the ideas being presented to me. It's not like I have much interest in chit chat with the guy next to me. Only exception was programming class where we were sitting at computers and most people (myself included) were playing online games when the teacher wasn't looking (he generally wasn't). Those were my worst grades.

When the structure of high school transitioned to the more independent studying of university is when I struggled.
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A/B honor roll. Senior year I barely passed one of my classes.
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Old 13th-December-2016, 02:13 AM   #16
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B+ average for the first 2 years/barely passed or failed on the last year. Got 3.8 GPA equivalent at the end, I think?(assuming max is 5). But I failed a core class / major project I had to redo the following year to get a grade at all.

I can still get into any uni in Sweden due to compulsory entrance allocations based on the results from a national SAT test that's easy for me.(Which for better or worse, probably worse I already knew the first year in high school).

My proudest accomplishment was getting a C on the final Spanish exam when I barely learnt any Spanish. I used deduction and inference by comparing things on the test with each other to succeed, rather than actually knowing what anything meant.
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My high school/gymnasium grades were horrendous, however, I practically doubled my GPA, or my country's equivalent thereof, when I went to university. I wouldn't even have been able to get into my major had it not been for the fact that they accepted my motivated application. They basically accepted 5 out of 150, so I was pretty lucky.

My parents are not academics and nobody ever taught me how to learn. After a few gap years in the private sector, I finally figured it out myself. Now I have courses where I don't even bother showing up for lectures, yet I get A's just from reading some of the material. This I can't do at the American university, where I'm studying currently, because they actually care about attendance and participation unfortunately. Oh and their quizzes and tests? God I hate those.

Do I wish my grades had been better in high school? Well now it doesn't matter, I got into the major and university I wanted; and worst case, I would just have studied the same major at a different university. But was I in high school now, and knowing what I know now, then I would have attempted to get some decent grades.
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High school? <2.0.

You're not screwed, you just need to identify what you care about and are interested in, and then use that as a paradigm through which to view the world, allowing you to incorporate other things into it and vice versa. Pick a college major that meets pink criteria and you're good to go if you immerse yourself in it.

You can still graduate from a decent university. CLEP/AP, enroll wherever, immerse yourself as stated, and transfer if desired. Or just kick ass where you are, save $, and go to grad school. Or both.
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Mostly failed everything. I didn't hand in much work, in my mind it was optional.
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I'm in my junior year of high school. I've only gotten below an A in one class ever. (Although, I honestly believe that wasn't my fault, my teacher didn't know how to grade. She was a little unstable, she threw pens at people...) I really don't know how I've managed to get this far: I never study, I rarely do homework that wasn't rushed in the morning or the class before, I procrastinate on everything, and I don't care enough about the work to put any true effort in it.

Point being: Doing well in high school is basically the art of BSing if you're naturally good at the kind of stuff they throw at you, and the art of rote memorization if you're not. I know the fact that I never actually learned good work ethic won't exactly be an asset in college, but hey, neither will the fact that all high school prepares you for is standardized tests \_(ツ)_/ So I'm crossing all my fingers that my school will let me do my senior year at community college.
You said it perfectly! Doing good in school is the art of BSing. Even my dad says that and he's got a medical degree.
I was the same way in high school, never studied, but did all the homework and extra credit (even though I didn't need it). Graduated a year early with a 4.2 GPA. It could have been higher, but I got a B in AP Lang (it was bumped up to an A after I took the AP test, but still I was disappointed in myself)
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I was co-valedictorian of my high school class and had close to a 4.0 if not. (I don't remember.)

College sucked, I even flunked a 300-level statistics course and I think walked out with only a 3.25 average by the end.

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The further you get past high school and the more professional experience you acquire, the less the grades matter. At this point in my life, whether I flunked a course in college or not (while it irks me on some level, I guess) or what grades I got in high school are pretty much irrelevant compared to the other stuff in life I deal with daily.

Basically, learn what you can while there so that you can (1) build later knowledge on it that might require it or (2) so you don't have doors closed against you for college or your next segment of life. But yes, there's stuff you might never use again otherwise, so it fits under the (2) category.
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