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Old 09-13-05, 08:01 PM
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thoughts on junior year

Well Junior year is here, i am on my 3rd week.
I was told this is the hardest year of highschool. One girl in my engineering class said she had 2 nervous breakdowns during her junior year. THis is not very motivating...
but so far it seems fairly relaxed, we move reasonably quickly but definantly not difficult. There has been less day-to-day homework and more once a week types of things. Once a week a worksheet with more difficult problems in math, one week for lab writeups, etc.
What are you thoughts about junior year in highschool?
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Man, sophmore is NOT at all the easiest year. Damn people telling me its pretty esay. BAH HUMBUG!
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Senior year is the worst, apply to college and getting everything squared away makes it so, at least IMO.
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Mine is definetly been the hardest year, we are also three weeks into school. All of a sudden im in all these higher level classes that are loser free so they expect alot more out of you. My math class is a big reality kick in the face. up untill now math teachers have been cake. This new guy i have is like a zero tolerence, no exceptions hard ass.

but life will calm down in november, marching band will be over along with sports and FFA. I can take a breath and focus on my work.
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Old 09-14-05, 04:10 AM
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math . Me and math classes over hte past few years dont get along. I am mad at math.
Last year for finals i got above a 90 in every class except math which i got a................................................................................................... ......................................60
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Isn't that why you're supposed to take some of those introductory to complex match classes the year before ?

I dunno know though, and I never went to the PSS and the farthest I pushed myself in math was through physics. Never touched calculus and don't have any immediate plans to put myself though calculus as I see no current application of its principles in my current life or job.
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Old 09-14-05, 06:33 PM
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calc...
Im signed up for precalc next year.....i dont know if I want to take it.
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I am a junior and in Pre-Calc this year, although math is my forte(sp?), I have a 103.16% right now. So its not really that hard I don't think, are you in physics? If you can handle that, precalc should be fine.
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I'm a Senior. Junior year was the hardest year. I have a ton of work now, but I don't mind it so much as this year, although I'm taking an extra course, I chose all of my courses so I enjoy them. Well, except statistics, but I hate math and I heard statistics would be the least loathsome.

I have a lot of work now with College Apps and some extra stuff I'm tackling at the moment. I'm praying bigtime for some word to come through from my top choice school so I could apply Early Decision and not have to waste time applying to schools I'm less enthused about. :crosses fingers, eyes, and toes while knocking on wood:
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You need to relax get though HS not the easiest time of your life that will come durring an undergaduate degree (BS, BA, AA, etc) when parents and loans suport you with a part time job. Just wait for grad scool if you go your life will likly be consumed by you thesis. Once your out of school and married with kids and a morgage then you will know what no free time means.

It is almost always hardest where you are or are going then where you have been.
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High school is nothing. You are just in a holding tank until you get to college, where you can eat, drink and be merry... until you get that dead end job with no benefits and little pay. Live it up already and stop stressing!

I loved my junior year. Actually, I hated high school altogether, but junior year was the funnest. My mom told me as long as I stayed on honor roll, I could take off Fridays, so I only had to go to school 4 days a week. I knew senior year, the school's policy was that seniors who missed more than 7 days of school would have to attend the last three weeks of school, while the other seniors graduated earlier than the rest of the school. I convinced my mom I needed the slack off time now, since senior year, I would have to buckle down. Sure, junior year was hard, but dang... I was on cloud nine not having to go to school on Fridays. My mom dutifully wrote me an absence note every Monday morning. One week, I took off Monday instead of Friday. My favorite (but hardest) teacher was like "whoah! You took off the wrong day!" I had to laugh.

Enjoy your high school experience. It really doesn't lead you to much, except for being able to go to some far away college you couldn't normally get into if you had average grades.

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Live it up while you still can, party like you've never partied before. Cause, you're never ever gonna have as much leisure time and relaxation as you've got right now. I certainly miss going to the beach in Santa Cruz on Thursday nights, partying, bonfires, playing all night long, sleeping on the beach, waking up to the sunset and driving back to school Friday morning... or sometimes not at all. We got up to 16 absences a year and I racked them right up to the limit. Then the final week of school, I actually got sick for real and had to stay home because I was puking up green slime that would immediately run away when it hit the ground. But by the last hour of school that day, I managed to drag my *ss in so that I could graduate.

Junior year wasn't that hard, I spread stuff out. I don't think there was anything really that difficult; I was bored as h*ll. Learned how to sleep in the back of alot of classes by propping my head on my arms and staring down at my book.

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Originally Posted by CPcyclist
You need to relax get though HS not the easiest time of your life that will come durring an undergaduate degree (BS, BA, AA, etc) when parents and loans suport you with a part time job. Just wait for grad scool if you go your life will likly be consumed by you thesis. Once your out of school and married with kids and a morgage then you will know what no free time means.

It is almost always hardest where you are or are going then where you have been.
So life just get's worse and worse eh? I'm in my last year of high school. great.
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Old 09-16-05, 12:58 AM
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Nah, "worse" is just a subjective judgement. Things do get busier, but that can be "better" as well. The more stuff you pile on your schedule, the more you get done. Stuff that didn't get done, you just move to the next day.

I don't know how I got through college. Worked part-time to pay for tuition, books and housing. Raced bikes and did 12-weeks of road-trips during the season. Went to classes, studied and passed my exams. I'd take a vacation and travel somewhere new in the world each summer... And I still had time for the fraternity and parties!!! Man, I miss those days, now I just work...
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High School? Did I go to high school? Oh yeah....that fuzzy era back in the late 80s.

It's funny how some people totally change when they get to college. I barely graduated high school. At the time, I wasn't even planning on going to college. It wasn't until just after I graduated, I decided to check out the local community college. I had to take some of their tests to even be allowed to register as I didn't even bother taking my SATs (that's how sure I wasn't going to college at the time).

High School is just kind of a holding tank until college, like koffee said. College is where life really begins, I think. I barely know anybody from high school anymore, but I still keep in touch with many of my college friends. College is MUCH harder obviously, but you generate much better friendships too. Nothing more fun (in retrospect of course) than staying up until 5am studying in a break room at the university somewhere with 5 other class mates. Misery loves company, I guess!
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Mine's kinda tough, frusturating at times, but generally good. Plus, I have a job now and am doing a bunch of extra curricular stuff. So, that adds some stress. And Hi65, don't worry about sophomore year. It's fun. You really start branching out and making friends, etc...Junior year, you have only one year left with friends (senior friends, that is).
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My junior year has been the easiest year ever. Im only taking 2 academic classes. I dropped math, history and foreign language. Im taking 3 periods of horticulture(mostly outside ), a cooking class, and I have a study hall last period, so I get to leave early!!!
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Originally Posted by hi565
Man, sophmore is NOT at all the easiest year. Damn people telling me its pretty esay. BAH HUMBUG!
Ill agree there. This year has been quite hard so far. Im taking: Advanced Algebra 2, Spanish 2, Biology, PE 2 Weights, AP World history and Honors English 2.
I got a ton of HW, but i'd rather go out on the trail tomorrow
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What is high school? That was like maybe 6 years ago...

High school is a cakewalk when you go through college...

BTW my senior year was by far the worst... I nearly failed english 12 and I did fail AP chemistry (but got a 5 on the AP test... go figure...)

I now have a BS in chemistry and physics... high school is cake compared to thermo, optics, analytical chem, quantum mechanics, etc etc...

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU ARE THERE... I wish I would have done more stuff in High School... like go to prom
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The one thing that I learned in college that would've really helped me in HS was time-management skills. Living on your own, not having parents and teachers to make your schedule your life in an orderly fashion really forced me to make the most of my time. I was able to accomplish twice as much in college as during HS. I worked part-time and got into bike-racing in college and my schoolwork easily required twice as much work as HS.

Looking back at it, I spent a lot of time just goofing off and kickin' it at the local hangout after school. I spent at most 1-2 hours on homework a day and that was only after I came home late at night... which gave the impression that I don't have enough time. I had squandered it all away and only had 1 hour to do 2 hours of homework!
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The worst part about high school for me was dealing with some of the other people. If you can find a way to ignore the idiots and listen to the ones that will help you out, you're golden.

College is harder than high school, from a work standpoint.
High School is harder from a social standpoint.

From what I've read in your posts, you seem to be very intelligent and have a bright future in front of you. Get through the few rough spots and come out on top and you're all set.
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The worst part about high school for me was dealing with some of the other people. If you can find a way to ignore the idiots and listen to the ones that will help you out, you're golden.

College is harder than high school, from a work standpoint.
High School is harder from a social standpoint.

From what I've read in your posts, you seem to be very intelligent and have a bright future in front of you. Get through the few rough spots and come out on top and you're all set.
^^+1^^

"High school is the best three years of your life" is a myth peddled to those who don't achieve anything beyond that.

You average 90+ but do bad at math? No biggie. My first mark below 80 shocked me. High school was so easy for me that I never learned good study habits, and as a result university was a lot more difficult (of course, it doesn't help that I had a tough degree and I didn't like it). So at least you have some practice, and once you're into college you can specialise.

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Lol high school is hard. LMAO.

Wait till you get to university. High school is a cakewalk and you'll be BEGGING for it. That's of course assuming you get into an elite institution not some Devry college.
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highscool was fun... enjoy it. Studying was still easy back in Highschool. It gets tougher in college, so, if you're complaining now, you're really in trouble during college.
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I see in the students that I teach work ethic really develop around the 6th week of class at the college level in their first "hard" class (i.e. chemistry or physics). Most say they never really worked in high school... and unless you have AP classes you really do not work that hard... except in english 12 (senior level)... that was h33l !

Now you would not want me as your high school teacher... I make you work... and 90% of the students learn or fail trying.
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