Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 971 times:
as being one of the youngest A.net members,i am still in middle school.Its my last year of middle school(8th grade) and now everyone is getting forms for classes in high school.Im going to stay in the concert band.Im getting very anxious,since everything i do will haunt me forever on my college application.One of my biggest problems is that Whinston churchill high school(everything in my town is named after someone,btw,who is "whootin"?) is F**KING BIG!i have gotten lost in my middle school(cant imagine how anymore) and i cant imagine the hallway layout in the high school.well hopefully ill get around and get into maryland university like my brother.BTW,Ive started to get my re-occuring dreams of the next year of school.They are starting early and going to continue for a long time until i actually get into churchill.The damn school dreams are weird.One summer,i was confused over the fact that i was NO longer attending classes-kept having dreams of school.Oh well,wish me luck!
American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 960 times:
Whatver you do dont slack up at all. All I can say is I can kiss Harvard Goodbye unless a miracle happens. I may be only a freshman but I think its too late for me. Who knows. Just dont slack up at all.
Douglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 917 times:
Good luck! You'll like it, meet a lot of new friends and such. I remember I was really scared about going into h/s way back in the day, but so is everyone else (even if they don't act like it.) Don't worry, people are there to help you navigate the campus.
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 903 times:
ill do whatever i can to get into The university of maryland.Of course,my 2.8 GPA isnt going to help much,but i havent got a D on the report cards at all this year.BIG improvement over last year,hopefully ill improve on this next year. Altho,theres a new grading policy next year in this county,and homework wont be counted to your grade.GOOD thing for me-My no.1 enemy in school is homework.I got a nasty habbit of not doing it...
Douglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 824 times:
Yeah I really wanted to be a pilot but I never did my homework until I was a Freshman. Needless to say I am now a long haul trucker for Schneider National. My dreams went up in smoke. Don't you let that happen to you! Get an education*!!!!* so you have something to fall back on if you're not good enough, or you don't get picked up by an airline.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5476 posts, RR: 21 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 820 times:
Good luck. The 1st two years are really easy, the junior year can be rather hard, and depending on how challenged you want to be, your senior year can be easy or hard. My first 2 years were a joke they were so easy, then in 11th (now) I'm taking really hard classes, then next year it's Calculus 2, AP Government, ugh. Though AP government sounds easy!
All in all, just study hard and get the work done on time.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 7988 posts, RR: 27 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 815 times:
I've been slacking off with homework since my Freshman year, now here I am a senior and I'm really regretting it. I'll still be able to get in to one of the schools I want to go to (UND or Western Mich) but it'll be less of a sure thing. Do your work, get good grades, and don't get cocky. Also, don't clog the halls by just standing around, it makes you a prime target for bowling.
Pilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 812 times:
All the previous statements are true, while it may seem an attractive option to slack off and do nothing thought out all high school you will totally regret it when it comes time for college admissions letters and you get them small letters instead of the big envelopes with the schools name plastered all over them. And that coming from a reformed TOTAL slacker.
"My no.1 enemy in school is homework.I got a nasty habbit of not doing it..."
While it may not seem it, homework is a big deal because as u advance thought the grades the Homework becomes more and more important, not only its 10-15% of your grades it composes, but the practices it gives u in that area of study. When I was in more basic classes I could get away with not doing it and still pull good grades on tests, but now that I am a senior I gotta actually do my homework for AP physics otherwise i would be getting D's.
Another plus to getting good grades is the more money you'll get in scholarships at the school. You may be able to get in, but the higher your GPA and SAT score the more money the school will give you, and thats always a plus.
Good Luck with the University of maryland!
And on a similer note if your grades are some what lacking remember extracurriculars, go become an E.M.T. or start your own club at school, TRUST ME, schools REALLLY like that.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 809 times:
"Im getting very anxious,since everything i do will haunt me forever on my college application"
Don't be anxious, just be yourself, and everything will turn out fine in the end...in HS I wasn't exactly the most diligent student (I was born with senioritis), and everything turned out fine for me...got into my top college choice and having a blast!
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Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1392 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 805 times:
Well, now I am still in my Freshman year, but so far everything has been great. If you think those stories where upperclassmen beat up freshman are true, don't believe it. Everyone is mostly friendly and are willing to help if you have a problem. So good luck, and keep studying to get to a good college.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3371 posts, RR: 10 Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 802 times:
High school can be alot of fun, just remember to do the work every now and then. Just remember, it may be stupid some of the work, but yer brain is an amazing thing, and theres ALWAYS room left over for another fact or 2. Hey, maybe one day you can use that piece of knowledge and accually feel smart!
But yes, Do well and make a few friends and you'll have a great time. This is my third year of high school, and believe it or not some days i accually walk out the door here with a smile on my face (even though my average is a 66%, but only because im too lazy to do my homework)