|QUOTE (SlickSpencer8 @ Wednesday, Apr 25 2012, 01:06)|
| I know what you are saying Allen. Junior year is one of the toughest times in school with all the testing and the high standards and a lot of kids like yourself get discouraged and get very stressed out. It's not just you, it happened to me as well. And you have to understand that all teachers around the world have their "favoritism" and the kids they like and don't care. Just try to talk to the teachers and act like their friend and make them laugh. If not, then you just gotta put that extra 110% in. And it's something I regret not doing in my school year and it might effect my future jobs and colleges when I graduate. Just put it this way, you don't try hard then you will fail and won't get a good job in the future.|
Well whatever you do, good luck and remember to keep your head up and do good!
Thanks for the advice!
I don't really want to start kissing up to the teachers just to get on their good side. I'm not really the type of person who finds it easy to socialize with anyone at any time. I think I got on a teacher's good side last year because I did well in that class, but I don't think it's like that anymore because I obviously don't have high grades.
You see, the problem is that I didn't see the point in working so hard for concepts that I won't even really need in the future. When are we going to ever apply matrices to everyday situations? Unless you're going to become a programmer or an engineer, I doubt you would even need to learn that. However, my English teacher taught me that we learn these things because they help our thinking skills. You just have to believe that it helps. I guess that's a good approach to it, and I really agree with him on that. He's the first person to actually give a logical response that I agree with.
I really didn't want to get good grades just to impress colleges. That just seems shallow and phony to me. Also, I didn't see the point of trying if the colleges I really want to be accepted in are so selective that they won't even take a student with straight A's and a GPA higher than a 4.0. I obviously don't come anywhere close to straight A's or a 4.0 GPA, so I pretty much just gave up. I really lost a lot of motivation because of that.
I guess it's worth trying and making the best out of what I have left in high school, though. I was able to make my grades bounce back, and school doesn't seem all that bad anymore. It's been a tough school year, and I want to end it with a good note.