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I Know There Is More to Life Than Good Grades

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    Mixed Emotions

    when i started going to school i felt excited to learn a lot of new things that was way back when i was 3. Growing up i grew tired of attending school it feels like the reason i only go to school is for my allowance and all the friends that i made, bonding we had. Been thru...
    chie0429 chie0429 18-21, F Feb 21, 2013

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    As Opposed to My Family

    My entire family has always valued education EXTREMELY highly.  And as a result, I also do.  Not as much as they do, but I do think it's very important. The thing is that they talk to me as if I don't make perfect grades, the world will end.  It frustrates the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Get A Life

    I'm not going to be one of those parents who flips out if little Johnny brings home a B. PLEASE. Anything over a C will make me proud. A child's intelligence levels should not be determined by his/her report cards. My I.Q. is 137 and my report cards were all D's and F's. It...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    You Are Imperfectly Perfect

    Those Always wanting to be perfect; striving to be perfect; getting the perfect grades and doing everything to perfection... Can't love themselves for their faults they aren't allowed to make. They can't love their imperfections; they can never make peace with themselves...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Apr 20, 2012

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    Yea

    I'm the person that aces every test. And I am not happy. Not even close. I'm empty. Absolutely empty. Don't be like me.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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    Back in middle school I flunked every course I

    could because you know: I had important business to take care of (world of warcraft). Now i've abandoned gaming and get good grades with the ocassional 50 on my report card but I really don't care. It really frustrates me when I see my classmates just studying like crazy for a...
    Tennacious Tennacious 16-17, M Dec 21, 2013

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    Grades--??

    I was this student who studied for the love of subjects- for better understanding- I never ever cared about grades! But then it struck me- How do we get good grades?? > proper understanding of concepts > ablility to handle stress at the time of exam > judging...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    It drives me insane that the American school

    system traps people in this system of stress and self-hatred. We're told nothing will become of us if we don't maintain a perfect little 4.0 GPA or higher. It's ridiculous. No one number should be able to represent my learning experience. I should be driven to learn because of...
    singalot singalot 16-17, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Oh wow, that is exactly how I feel, yes!
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