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The harder you work in school, the easier your adult life will be. The less you get paid, the harder you work for it. And, the more grief you suffer ...
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- 07-01-2005 #11
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The less you get paid, the harder you work for it. And, the more grief you suffer doing it.
Once you get out of college, a 3.5 GPA opens a lot of doors.
An old guy making real life observations.
JeffRegistered Linux User #391940
- 07-01-2005 #12
Re: always do great in high schoolOriginally Posted by bidiToday I fell and felt better, Just knowing this matters, I just feel stronger and SHARPER!!!, Found a box of sharp objects, What a beautiful THING!!! Box of Sharp Objects - The Used
- 07-01-2005 #13Originally Posted by jlgreer1
I was one of those kids in high school and college that didn't try very hard, but things came easy. Graduated with honors from HS and did really well (3.3 GPA) my first year and a half in college...but then I had too much fun on the social side and just said screw classes:) Not something I would recommend!
But, as one or two said previously, if you can motivate yourself and put in a lot of hard work on your own, you can really learn a lot and make something out of yourself, it is just much easier, to do so when in school, than after you drop out and learn a lesson...Join the Open Source Revolution. Support GNU/Linux.
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- 07-01-2005 #14
My English teacher my senior year of high school summed this up pretty well, I think:
"Once you get your diploma, no one cares what you did in high school. All of you that were popular, that were valedictorians, that were captains of this team or that, won't matter. You start with a clean slate in college.
Once you get your degree, no one cares what you did in college. Your degree may or may not mean anything for the job you get; most companies train new employees under the assumption they know nothing, and they're usually right. You also start with a clean slate in the work world."
That's not to say that I would ever advocate that anyone just not go to high school or college. IMO that's just ignorant (no offense to those who dropped out). There is no harm that can come of doing well in HS and college and getting your degree. Just my two cents.
- 07-01-2005 #15Originally Posted by techieMoeToday I fell and felt better, Just knowing this matters, I just feel stronger and SHARPER!!!, Found a box of sharp objects, What a beautiful THING!!! Box of Sharp Objects - The Used
- 07-01-2005 #16
Originally Posted by jamey112Operating System: GNU Emacs
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- 07-01-2005 #17
This thread is really interesting to me. I did quite badly at school. There was no tradition of sitting exams in my family, and I was brought up in a rural area, where expectations for the future were low and academic achievement was an alien idea.
After a lot of dead end jobs I decided to try night school. I met a lot of people along the way who encouraged me, and more or less said, "Do it! You just need to keep trying." After 'learning how to learn' from a lot of books which I read on that subject, I ended up with a good honours degree from a good university. I look back and think, 'I did it!'.
I can't tell you how many times I screwed up - But I got more than one second chance. It's been hard, but I'm very satisfied with what I achieved. You can do the same (whoever you are) ... I know because I've been there. You need to find the vision and determination to achieve your goals, but once you are inspired to do something, nothing can stop youI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 07-01-2005 #18
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Perfectly summarized fingal!, many "non-traditional" students perform much better and seem to have much more critical and analytic thought than straight-through students.Operating System: GNU Emacs
- 07-01-2005 #19Originally Posted by techieMoe
I got a 2.8 first semester of frosh year and 2 something the second semester so I'm busting my ass for sophmore year, being grounded sucks - my dad took my slave drive, formatted it and is keeping it, my master drive was formatted and I am now using XP
Slacking is no option for me right now, if I work myself and concentrate I know I can get a 3 + Sophmore year and I might be able to show a college that I did screw up Frosh year but then I pulled my head out of my ass and actually got back on track.
Although I did not fail any of my classes I did screw up, I'm taking two summer school classes right now.Registered Linux user #393103
- 07-01-2005 #20Originally Posted by genesus
I'm what you'd probably consider a "traditional" student; I did very well in primary and secondary school, and also did well in college. However I was raised by two multiple college graduates so that probably contributed.
I did of course consider the vast majority of things I learned in high school to be worthless, and a lot of it did indeed turn out as such. The thing that ended up being most important was what I did outside of classes. I taught myself to program at a young age (thanks to my father's encouragement) and it ended up landing me a career.