When I was in high school, I was walking upright. I'm sure a lot of you were. Maybe you said things like, "I didn' t teach this test, I have 92%." If you did it, you looked very much like seventeen years
So my 12 teachers warned me that my grades would probably be graduating from the university. But I told myself that while it might happen to some people, it wouldn't happen to me
When I started my BA in digital and non-fiction writing, I was ready to get 4.0. But the truth is, I didn' t even know it was 4.0! I've never been interested in law school or anything that required a 4.0 GPA (or close to it). All I knew was that I liked to describe myself as a student
In the first year, everyone who sat next to me in lectures and textbooks thought I was a good student. I drew up handwritten notes, trying to keep working with the professor. I raised my hand. I rarely miss class. But these habits don't guarantee me, as if they were going to school. When I got back my first members and assignment of semesters, most of them were in the ' 60s. I was devastated. I don't remember the last time I got a mark at 60! In other cases, I worked three times more than in high school. However, my latest estimates were in range B
This is true: range B. Something that would be very embarrassing at school was something I agreed with. Hell, even with joy
My grades were improving during my last course, and by the fourth year, most of my assessments were both "B" and "I". Now that I'm released, I'm really happy that I wasn't a carrot. It helped me learn many important lessons that I could not learn without a rude awakening. That's how you deal with your first B, and more importantly, why should you not be a direct student:
When I remember what I learned in the high school year, most of them were, well ... boring. I wasn't a science student, and many of the art classes I took didn' t stimulate me. I just liked them because I knew they could be nice to them. The only class I can say is that I really liked the 11th class of American History
Even the high first and second classes I accepted at the university were more interesting than any class I took in high school. Even though I received lower grades in these classes, I learned more
In fact, some of the classes that I got at the beginning of my career were the classes in which I got the average
When I was in high school, I wanted to take a course in economics. I thought it sounded like it sounded interesting, I don't think I could get A in it. So I chose some courses that I thought it was easier even though I'm not interested in these courses
But after the university turned me off from my pedestal, I was no longer afraid to take the course that I had left. I think I thought I had nothing to lose. In my third year, I took a course in HTML and CSS format, something I would never have had in school. I'd say, " No! I'm gonna suck my technical shorthand! "And "Don't you need a mathematician to do that?"and " I'll never be able to use it! "
First, I'm a wrestle with a course, but by the time I did it again, I. .. I. .. I got it! I get it!
Now I hated the course, and I got C in it. But I got the basic skills to work with HTML and CSS that helped me in my internships. And I found out that I don't really want to be a full-time web designer
Train B train can help you find some things about yourself. It can also help you understand how you have the habit of learning, because, yes, you need to improve your research habits, if you want to be at university
When I was in high school, I used to learn a lot of tests the night before and I got the ' 90s. At university, not so much. That's why I had to develop the best learning habits if I wanted my GPA to be
That's what suits me:
Start the study a week before the test, and learn a little bit every day
Say good-bye to the haircut. If you study a little every day, you can get one part of the course content at the same time, and, for a little bit, you can become an expert in it
Go to your professor's office
I know the professors may seem frightening, especially in the first year, but most of them are ready to help you if you are intimidating them. And, believe it or not, they almost never got their asses off !!!
Before I started university, I had this image that all the professors were old white dudes in grey jackets who hadn't laughed since Monty Python's films were played in cinemas. I couldn't be more wrong. I found that professors were usually more friendly and more passionate than schoolteachers
In addition, one day you may need a reference letter. You'll be happy you made contact with the professor
I think I'm always better at learning when I'm focused on a big picture, not in a little book textbook (although I'm a student of art, he might be different for STEM students)
And, when appropriate, I try to include my own creativity and voice in my assignments. In high school "creativity" means that the teacher gave you a poster about the book you chose for your English Performance Task, and because I can't draw shit, I groaned every time a teacher said the words "creative component."
It's not like that at the university. Creativity can mean a lot. You can throw an anecdote in the presentation, choose a theme for the Research Methods, or generate in the essay pun (though I would be careful with the last one. Puns hard to get right!)
I'm a big fan of comedy, so I often throw a joke in my assignments and presentations. I believe that my teachers and TAs are valuable
Look, if you want to get straight, because you're trying to get into law school or medical school, but if you want to be right now because you want to call yourself a direct student, you should know that getting one B (or even a few B) is
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