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If I hadn't discovered the internet like how I use it today, I probably could have very well been a successful student in school.. I was at least fortunate enough to get to graduate as a National Honor Society student, though, and that made me feel better for myself, despite not having fully above-average grades in high school for most of my career.
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I almost made honor roll once, but I wasn't in a grade high enough to be selected at the time... I think. It was a really long time ago, so I don't quite remember.
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Most of my teachers didn't really care if we copied or not. xD" They did give us punishment for it, but it wasn't that big of a deal.

Internet was one of the things that kept me away from studying when I was in high school, so I used to get low grades in most of my tests. Nowadays, it's not really the same, since I learned to control myself and keep me away from the internet when necessary.
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Old September 8th, 2013 (5:15 PM).
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Homework isn't that bad. It's doable, if you put your time down to do it. You could manage 22 hours a week with a part-time job at the same time. I stopped doing that since I was getting lazy though XD.

When you're in university, there's nothing better to do than homework. Fall behind and crawling back will become very very difficult. Knowledge tends to build on prior knowledge, and you need to build a sufficient "learning concentration" as I call it - it's kind of like exercise, you have your pre-workout nutrition, warm up, go through with your workout, cool down, have some post-workout nutrition, and rest - coordinating your different phases of learning will help you absorb the information and concepts in greater detail and more efficiently. Like the Pokemon professors say, "there's a time and place for everything." I find when I "relearn" material I never really paid attention to when it was taught - ie, learning something for the first time a week before an exam - I'll probably have to listen to that lecture recording 2 to 3 times to gain that 70% of the information that any average joe blow can do - and that is a real waste of time.

The library's a good resource as you can review information presented in lecture as it's still fresh in your mind - it'll be probably where hopefully most of the connections you make settle down. Be careful not to dick around though - like going on PC for example - or watch your hours drain away.

I debate taking notes with myself. I think you have to be prepared to take notes, like reviewing the material before hand figuring out what sounds important, for taking the notes to work - otherwise I end up jotting down random disconnected pieces of information that in addition to being low quality also distracts me from listening to what the lecturer is saying.

Hopefully this'll convince anyone that homework is worth the time in university. This also convinces me to sit myself down read and finish reading a paper about Brazil's experience with regionalism, and think about how to apply the same approach to writing a section on Mexico's relationship to East Asia, and how regionalism affects that behaviour as well. Good day to you sirs.
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Personally I write notes just for the sake of writing them, actually. I find that writing down stuff helps me memorize them.
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tl;dr bis xD

Only made honor roll when I was in Elementary school, then I made Dean's List during my 2nd year of college. Two semesters in a row. :D
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Only made honor roll when I was in Elementary school, then I made Dean's List during my 2nd year of college. Two semesters in a row. :D
Wait, is the Dean's List a good thing? O_o I've never even heard of that, then again, I never went to college either.
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I got to the Deans list for the 2nd semester running but barely. First semester of college I got a 4.0 and got in the President's list along with Dean's list, but second semester was much rigorous than the first and I barely got in it.
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    The Dean's list is basically a list that shows how great of a student you've been for the past semester. If you keep if up, more opportunities are available.
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    After reading the last few posts, I feel like a ****** scumbag who has to admit he's copied his fair share of homework in high school. Saddest part is, I knew all the stuff and could have easily done it myself. I just never bothered to get off the computer to actually do it. Only homework though, stuff like papers and whatnot got my attention, regardless of how I felt.
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    I made the Dean's List last semester and I was pretty proud of myself.
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    The only type of homework I can recall ever copying in high school was my Spanish II homework from other people, but that was because my teacher at the time was just so difficult >__>

    Anyways, I looked this up, and my college has a dean's list.. that's one more way for me to be motivated to do good whenever I start college next spring that's for sure =D
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    The only type of homework I can recall ever copying in high school was my Spanish II homework from other people, but that was because my teacher at the time was just so difficult >__>

    Anyways, I looked this up, and my college has a dean's list.. that's one more way for me to be motivated to do good whenever I start college next spring that's for sure =D

    I was never able to copy Spanish homework. Our teacher knew that we would do so and to prevent that she gave us each a unique assignment to do. This was effort on her part, but she didn't care.
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      It's bothersome when they hand you a schedule and almost all of your classes are AP Honors. Take Spanish AP Honors, for example. It'll take a miracle from Arceus for me to make it into the Dean's list.
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      Wait, is the Dean's List a good thing? O_o I've never even heard of that, then again, I never went to college either.
      Dean's List is actually a GOOD thing when you're in college. On those two semester I acheived a 3.5+ GPA during those two semesters :D
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      Oh, Dean's List is a college thing?

      Here's hoping I make it. :I
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      A good ballpark figure is spending 2 hours outside for every hour you spend in lecture. Know the material, then know that you know the material <-- that level of confidence is what tells you the picture is coming together.
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      I just hope that by the time I get into college I would be different in that I prioritize school over everything (maybe even my job and definitely the internet) and get my homework assignments done with devoted effort.
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      It doesn't hurt to have us cheer you on Also, don't let good grades make you complacent. The final is worth a lot more.
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      I hope the same thing. But at the same time, I don't want to make that sacrifice. ;;
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      I hope the same thing. But at the same time, I don't want to make that sacrifice. ;;
      Don't think of it as a sacrifice, think of it as a rebalancing, or prioritizing, or re-orienting, or optimizing, or whatever else you'd think a politician would say in this situation.
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      Um... I ****ing hate politics though. :O
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      Old September 8th, 2013 (6:52 PM).
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      XD Would you be better convinced if I told you that instead? Or perhaps heard it through the soothing voice of Morgan Freeman?
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