Junior about to JUST GIVE UP

<p>Well, not exactly. As the title said, I am a junior who is currently so exasperated with high school that I am beginning to stop caring about my grades. I don't exactly know how it started; however, a week after winter break ended, It just dawned on me that I won't mind if I don't do my Stats homework or if I get a D on my AP Euro test (which did happen, btw). Even after I got the D, what was so peculiar is that the earthquakes and apocalypse I thought would occur if I were to get a D didn't happen. I didn't feel anything!!! Nada. Zilch.
I don't know what's happening to me. Even with the D, my grades haven't slipped majorly, so I'm still okay. BUT, I don't feel motivated to try anymore. I keep telling myself to care, but i just don't. I also tell myself that I don't need to try; I will just go to community college. I know that I will regret this early-senioritis later on and I really need to stop slacking, but I don't know how. For you over-achieving CCers, what gives you motivation to keep on going when all you want to do is sprawl on your sofa and eat carrot cake while watching Law and Order?</p>

<p>Make a plan, draw up a list, and tell myself I have a future and this is how I will attempt to accomplish it. This is just a phase, life moves on and I’m moving with it. Tell yourself, I’m being lazy and I can’t do that anymore. Also, studying is calming, you like to study. (Basically make yourself get out of denial and convince yourself that you like working).</p>

<p>I guess motivation is kinda one of those things that just comes to you. Well motivated teens think ahead of the game and realize that hard work now will pay back in the future as comfort. I know that sounds crazy and ur probably thinking that what teenager in the world thinks that way but it still is a logical approach towards life. You can get lazy now and regret it for the rest of ur life or work hard now and be thankful of that later. Just look at the future ahead of u and what u can do to improve that. Hope that helped and I didn’t sound like a mom :)</p>

<p>Well I do want to attend a better college than most of my peers will end up going to, so…</p>

<p>Honestly it sounds like your depressed… you might want to talk to someone. Also ask yourself why you would work. Like…what do you work for?</p>

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Basically do the same thing except that I make my plans unaccomplishable so that it makes me do my best by trying to achieve them.</p>

<p>I’m kind of the same way. I got a C on my precalculus test today and I didn’t feel a thing. Also I got a F on my quiz in AP Biology and didn’t feel a thing. I’m at a point where I work too hard and nothing comes out of it, so I expect the worse and when the worse actually happens I brush it off to the side. Some students just don’t have motivation and it’s hard for them to light the match. I have my old scrubs from when I was interning at a veterinary hospital and when I look at those I get an urge to work harder.</p>

<p>Same here. I go throw spurts of try-hard, followed by extreme apathy, and then back to being a try-hard. Honestly, last night I tweeted, “I don’t need school; I can just twerk my way to success.” Clearly you can see what phase I’m in at the moment.</p>

<p>Why do you (generally) care about good grades? Does this reason actually matter to you? You can probably think of a million questions that can branch off of these, and that might re-motivate you.</p>

<p>Or not.</p>

<p>If not…</p>

<p>-Give yourself rewards for getting work done (I get to watch an eight-hour marathon of Law & Order with enough carrot cake to satisfy Bilbo Baggins if I get all of my homework done/study x minutes for this test…). </p>

<p>-Make a list of things you want to get done for the day, then document how much work you actually get done. If you didn’t do something, write down why and be <em>honest</em> (I was too lazy … I played with my chihuahua all day instead … Staring at my ceiling was more interesting … ). If it’s a pitifully small amount, and/or you don’t have good reasons, seeing it in print is sometimes embarrassing enough to put you into turbo work mode. </p>

<p>-Study groups with acquaintances (or friends, if you’re responsible enough to actually get work done around friends).</p>

<p>The hard truth is that the elite students only study an hour a two a night. (If that), leaving plenty of time for cake and tele or more likely (video games). You’ve hit the wall. It happens. Exercise, get your rest, eat right? (Sugar from Cake=crash time). Do what it takes to make it through the semester. Take the summer off. Recharge the batteries. GL</p>



<p>In my experience, this could not be further from the truth. Maybe at some high schools, but certainly not at competitive ones.</p>

<p>It really helps to list to yourself reasons to learn the material. Even if (especially if) not for the grade. Learning English will help you communicate your ideas with others, studying math will earn the respect of your teacher and help you manage money, learning U.S. history will help you make informed decisions as a voter and citizen. Try to focus on things you find interesting, and if you don’t think it is, change your mindset! It’s easier said than done, but once you start to make a habit of telling yourself, “I love math,” it starts to come true.</p>