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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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I never studied for anything in HS. I barely even did my homework.
 
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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.
 
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I never studied for anything in HS. I barely even did my homework.

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.
 
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Interesting how many senior members didn't have to study much if at all.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

Well, considering the fact that I'm not in school, that may be a bit hard. :tongue:
 
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From your post I assumed you might have been and had a bad test. :tongue:
 

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