Question about American colleges: do they look at grades from all four years of high school? Here, as far as I know (and remember), our colleges and universities just consider grades from grade 12.
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- Chief Hopper, Stranger Things
I can relate to the slackers, I really can. I did very well with minimal effort in the classes I enjoyed, and terrible in the classes I didn't like because I exerted negative effort. When my mother was told by a teacher that I could do something incredible with writing if I pushed myself more, I responded to my mother "I already have an A, what more do you want!" When I went to college the first time, I had a 4.0 because I only took English, Music and Theater classes. I don't recommend this meandering path, but sometimes, you have to develop internal motivation by failing, sometimes by failing hard.
That's what I see--wasted potential. It's really hard for me because I was devastated when I didn't get an A grade on an assignment. I find it very hard to relate to what she may be thinking. I know now in the grand scheme of things, grades don't make you a better person or necessarily more capable. However, they do matter in helping out financially to pay for college considering it costs approximately eleventy million dollars. I will be very angry if she pisses away her A+ scholarship chance for community college.
I have an appointment on Monday morning with her counselor.
She is trying out for the all state choir. I am trying to impress on her that she won't be able to participate in it if her grades are poor (and if she makes the choir). I hope that sinks in.
You are doing everything you can. That's really all you can do.
First semester of freshman year was pretty crappy for DD, too. It wasn't until it was her own motivation to do well that she became so driven. Freshman year really is not given nearly as much weights as the other years. I hope she turns it around.
Kimm, I have a friend whose boyfriend is making a modest living as a League of Legends player. Very modest!
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