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Question of the Day - August 27th

post #1 of 16
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Almost forgot to do this

In honor of me starting college today after not having been in a classroom environment for over 10 years the question is:

What kind of student were/are you? Do/did you study a lot? Did/do you not have to? or did/do you just not care?
post #2 of 16
What kind of student was I? Not a very good one. I always did only the absolute bare minimum required to squeek by. I was just never really into school at all...so it's pretty crazy that I have a university degree. (Not that I use it for anything.)
post #3 of 16
I've been out of college (tech school) for 3 years. I went for Barber/Cosmetology... which required two years of full time school and an apprentiship. I was a good student, did well on tests, studied alot, and participated as much as possible. When I was in high school I was completely the opposite of that. I find that working towards something you really want is more motivational then working towards something you lack interest in. Since I was paying to go to school and working towards something I really wanted, I found that I worked harder and applied myself more.

Id love to go back to school for a different degree. I think it is exciting that you are going back to school, I think you will do great. Best of luck!!!!
post #4 of 16
I was actually a good student in the subjects that interested me, a minumial one in those that didn't. I am still that way if I am doing something I like I whiz threw it, don't like I just plod along until it is done.
post #5 of 16
When I went to college I went to the library to study as it was quieter than the dorms. I was their every day for 3-4 hours. Never went on spring break-came back home and got all the big papers done so when the weather got nice in late Aprl/May I could sit outside and enjoy the weather instead of cramming at the last moment!!
Getting into a routine really helps.
post #6 of 16
In high school I was an ok student. Math always drug me down, but my GPA was about an 89. I could have studied harder there.

College I did much better in. Since I was studying something I like (Interior Design) I put more of myself into it. I graduated with honors there. Probably could have done better there too if I hadn't done nursing classes my first year!

Once I start working again I'm hoping to go back to school for a degree in Human Resources Management. I need a useful degree. I just don't live in an areas where Interior Designers are in demand! Plus I need more education in that area too.
post #7 of 16
High School I was terrible and only concerened with my social life .......having fun and studying only when necessary. University I was a little bit better, but only a little.
post #8 of 16
I was okay - much better in high school than college. I lost some of my drive in my college years. Still graduated, tho.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
High School I was terrible and only concerened with my social life .......having fun and studying only when necessary.
That was sooo me!!
post #10 of 16
I start my Senior year ( ) of Undergrad. on Thursday. I'm a decent student. I was much better with studying in highschool (which doesn't say much ). I do study and get good grades but then there are those subjects which just bore me to the degree that I can not physically do anything or that are just not my strong points and bring down my GPA.

I am so done with college... not physically but mentally!! After this it's on to Law school... I don't know if I can bear it anymore!
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Once I start working again I'm hoping to go back to school for a degree in Human Resources Management. I need a useful degree. I just don't live in an areas where Interior Designers are in demand! Plus I need more education in that area too.
That's what I'm going for Leighann! My company pays for your schooling, but only if its an approved program, so that's what I picked I plan on going back for my master's in Psychology
post #12 of 16
In high school I was deep in depression and was in a very abusive relationship, so I ended up with a C+ GPA. Somehow made it into college with my ACT score (32) and now I'm doing much better- been on the Dean's list for the last year and a half, woohoo! I don't study much, though. I don't seem to have to. I don't procrastinate- do all my papers ahead of time, do my homework first thing, do most of the readings for class- but I don't STUDY, not like, for tests. I do better if I don't study. If I do I get things mixed up and confused. But I'm graduating next May and I get mostly straight As so I must be doin' something right!
post #13 of 16
I loved High School, now I'm at a community College, taking online courses...I don't like my school or the people there very much...but I'm chugging along...hopefully I can magange to pull out a degree...I'm the lazy no-good art-major type :/
post #14 of 16
My first degree was a struggle for the first two years because I really didn't want to be there. I needed a break between high school and college and didn't get one... I took a year off and went back, so next two years were pretty good because I was serious about it and studied.

My second degree was pretty easy for me, even though the subject matter was much more difficult. I had figured out how you're supposed to do it. I went to every single class, listened (really listened) to everything that was said, and kept up (daily) with all the readings and other homework. When the tests came around, I had absorbed it all and barely had to study. I really liked taking tests because I knew exactly what was going on! That was pretty fun.
post #15 of 16
Seven years of high school didn't teach me a flippin' thing.
post #16 of 16
I'm in college right now and I can tell you right now that you can't just slip by in college or just not care! It's harder than high school, but if you put your mind to it you can do it! It's a lot of fun if you think about it as being fun. It's all in your head!


In high school I barely pulled a 3.0, This is my third year in college and I expect to make the Deans List again!
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