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Why do YOU study hard?

woeiseponinewoeiseponine Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
edited May 2008 in High School Life
A lot of us study hard in school and get good grades in order to go to get into a good college. Some of us study hard only because our parents tell us to do so. Some of us are competitive and can't stand being ranked lower than someone else. A few study hard simply because of the sake of learning.

Whatever it is, why do you study hard? Is it all for college, peer pressure, parental pressure, self-motivation, etc., or is it more than that?
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Replies to: Why do YOU study hard?

  • ChaiMexChaiMex Registered User Posts: 381 Member
    All of it.
    I can't stand being lower then someone else, I am never the best. I probably never will be. I want to go to a good school, I want to please my parents, I want to please myself, I want to influence my peers, I want to learn.
  • sigurrossigurros Registered User Posts: 1,439 Member
    society says i shood
  • leanlikeacelloleanlikeacello Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    it began with parental pressure, but now it's mostly keeping up my rep and self-motivation. i want to go to law school, not for the money or whatever, but because i feel passionate about that particular subject. consequently, i have to study hard and build my career up. :D

    oh and i like competition.
  • polydentatepolydentate Registered User Posts: 1,644 Senior Member
    I want to do well for myself, that's why.

    Also I genuinely like learning (with the exception of math and physics)
  • aisgzdavinciaisgzdavinci Registered User Posts: 1,997 Senior Member
    1-tier university, bragging rights
  • SungchulSungchul Registered User Posts: 1,498 Senior Member
    Up until the end of sophomore year, I studied for the sake of learning. But then I realized that I had to get into college, and it turns out that I was doing pretty well in rankings. So, junior year and senior year was dedicated to selling my soul to the ranks and the colleges. (And I'm just competitive by nature.)
  • teenage_clicheteenage_cliche Registered User Posts: 3,522 Senior Member
    I work hard because I can.

    Yes, my parents push me. Yes, I push myself and am competitive. Yes, I care genuinely, some of the time, about what I'm learning and want to further my knowledge of a certain subject. But it's all those reasons combined...I do well because I am organized, motivated, intelligent, and interested enough to do so.
  • IBProcrastinatorIBProcrastinator Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    I study hard because I'm pretty competitive, and I like the challenge.
  • fizix2fizix2 Registered User Posts: 3,570 Senior Member
    I'm pretty horrified at the thought of being in grad school and failing my quals because I never learned the chain rule properly or forgot the expansion formula for sin 2A.

    So basically, I study for the sake of knowing my fundamentals and not getting screwed when I have to apply them in later life. I figure if they're teaching us these things in high school, they must be pretty important, right?

    (Of course, this was back when I actually cared. Now I don't study at all.)
  • thelittlemermaidthelittlemermaid Registered User Posts: 1,006 Member
    I study hard because:
    -This only applies to English: I want to major in English, and I love the subject, so it's not too hard to study hard for it.
    -I want to get into a good college.
    -I don't want to be seen as stupid.
    -If I ever get into a debate with someone I want to know my facts. I hate being wrong.
    -My school offers free periods instead of studies for those who have above a 90 total GPA and in all their individual classes, and I love frees in the library, so I try to use that as my goal.
    -I want to take the most challenging courses in my school.
  • printsprints Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    To LEARN (shocking, right?)
  • friedricefriedrice Registered User Posts: 1,280 Senior Member
    I think the question is "Why should I study easy"?
  • _Silence_Silence Registered User Posts: 699 Member
    Because I'm sometimes insanely competitive and can only stand certain persons, whom I know to be a lot smarter than me, being better than me.
    And because I want to study somewhere else than Germany.
  • teenage_clicheteenage_cliche Registered User Posts: 3,522 Senior Member
    Well said, friedrice.
  • PyroclasmPyroclasm Registered User Posts: 380 Junior Member
    to fool myself into thinking i know something.

    also, math is fun.

    "I can't stand being lower then someone else, I am never the best. I probably never will be. I want to go to a good school, I want to please my parents, I want to please myself, I want to influence my peers, I want to learn."

    heh. last part seems like an afterthought.
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