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  1. Aug 12, 2009 #1

    ideasrule

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    When you were in high school, how much did you study for tests? You can guess from the title how much I studied...
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2009 #2

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    I don't recall ever studying in high school, at least not what I was supposed to be studying. :uhh: Then again, that was a long, long time ago.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 #3

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    It doesn't really matter what everyone else had to do. There is not one answer. What you need to find out is what you have to do.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 #4

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    Not at all.

    If the course required turning in a notebook, I pretty much had a guaranteed 'A' on all the tests.

    For the rest of my courses, it could be hit or miss. The stuff that sticks, sticks for a long time. I always nailed the end of semester final exams. I never put in any effort into memorizing the last few things that would get me a good test score, resulting in some mighty inconsistent performances. I remember my biology class - it was the first class that I managed to hit every passing grade in the same semester. An A on the final, but hit B, C, and D for the 6 week grading periods (I don't remember what order I got the grades in, though).

    Shoot, I ran cross country and held down a job. When was I going to find time to study?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 #5
    I never studied for anything in HS. I barely even did my homework.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 #6

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    I almost never studied in high school. I'd look over my notes a few times before exams. I did do my homework assignments and pay attention and take notes in class, but that's it. I don't even think I ever opened my books other than to find the assigned homework problems in them. I didn't need to study in high school; I had mostly As and a few Bs along the way without studying. I had a very rude awakening when I got to college and actually needed to study and didn't really understand what was involved in it. On the upside, I think my own mistakes have made me a better teacher now, because I can anticipate the trouble my students have, be proactive about it, and help them overcome it faster than I did on my own.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 #7
    Now look where you ended up, in PF :yuck:. I also did the same as well. I lacked the motivation. I didn't find it very interesting.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 #8

    Kurdt

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    Interesting how many senior members didn't have to study much if at all.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2009 #9

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    I did just enough to get by. I remember spending some time writing papers but not very much on studying. I was kind of a delinquent and more interested in boys than books. Our high school wasn't that demanding, though. I did the standard four years in three. I even had a waitressing job during the last year.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 #10

    ideasrule

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    Oops, I posted in the wrong forum (as in, this wasn't supposed to go into PF).

    Anyhow, this isn't academic advice, just curiosity, so I don't think the move from General Discussion was appropriate.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 #11

    ideasrule

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    Well, considering the fact that I'm not in school, that may be a bit hard. :tongue:
     
  13. Aug 12, 2009 #12

    Kurdt

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    From your post I assumed you might have been and had a bad test. :tongue:
     
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