Senior Slump

<p>How bad do you think senior slump can get?</p>

<p>I got into BC with about a 3.5 and a lot of AP courses</p>

<p>how bad can i slump without getting punished?</p>


<p>So make the most of it. Go out and have fun.</p>

<p>oh common lol</p>

<p>last year i got in with a 3.8 (early action)
by the end of the year my B in AP econ went to a C and my A in AP gov went to a B (wound up getting an A for the year in that anyway and thank god econ was a separate semester course so i still got a B first half that was uneffected) but everything else stayed right where it was. i wouldnt recommend any more of a drop than that. but if you let an A or two drop to a B you should be fine.</p>

<p>my philosophy is that if it doesnt require much effort, just keep doing what youre doing. econ was really hard for me, i didnt feel like spending an hour a night on econ HW anymore so i just stopped doing it. and i hated AP gov so i thought it was fine to stop reading the rediculously boring textbook. i wasnt going to take the AP test for either, so i really didnt care. stay away from Cs as much as possible. if the class is really hard then its understandable but i hate how that C in econ is on my final HS transcript even though it didnt matter.</p>

<p>Dear jorr08 : Academics in many ways are like sports - you play like you practice. </p>

<p>If you want to be successful in your freshman year at BC, do not look at the second half of your senior year in High School as "slump time" or an "early start on summer vacation". Finish out strong and it will pay dividends. Take pride in your final semester grades, not because someone is watching how things turn out, but because it will further cement your work ethic when you begin the challenges of your collegiate freshman year.</p>

<p>Think about it.</p>

<p>that makes sense</p>

<p>at my school, academics is killer, and with that i usually get 3-4 hours of sleep a night. By senior slump, i just mean aiming at getting my 8 hours lol.</p>

<p>That seems reasonable right? lol</p>

<p>Dear jorr08 : Rather than my being prescriptive, a better solution would be to take a look at your time management that would lead to only four hours of sleep per night. The number one challenge that entering freshman see is their time management - not only the classwork/homework/sports/clubs balance, but also the meals/laundry/shower/sleep life skills balance.</p>

<p>Academics are "killer" everywhere when a substantial AP load is being taken. Simple message : don't slump - you have about eight weeks before the AP exams. </p>

<p>Understand where your hours are being wasted. Not just the hours around midnight ("low quality hours"), but the high quality hours between 4pm and 8pm (exclusive of dinner) when you would be your sharpest for work.</p>

<p>well quite true. I keep up my church activities, and that constitutes a bit</p>

<p>however, i have a long bus ride home through Hawaii traffic so i usually end up getting home around 7:00. ALso because of this, I have to wake at 5am every morning. So going to sleep around 1 am i a normality for me, and still not being done with hw. I don't really slack at all, and i think the only other thing that constitutes my time is dinner, shower, and maybe taking a run with my dad. </p>

<p>I think what drives the lack of sleep is purely the traveling situation which would knock off about 6 hours for sleep/hw/activities in college due to the fact i spend that much time in traffic everyday on the bus. </p>

<p>I guess the question im asking is</p>

<p>As a second semester senior, does my priority become sleep and health, or stay the same and be making sure to finish my homework.</p>

<p>(btw, my school is one of the most prestigious on the west coast, and the same one that Sun Yat-sen, Steve Case (Ebay), Sen Barack Obama, Michelle Wie, and a slew of others, so believe me, what is expected here is pretty high)</p>

<p>Steve Case was at AOL, not Ebay. Either Punahou needs to tell its students more about its alums, or you need to get a lot more sleep! It sounds like the travel time alone is wearing you down. You are right, getting those hours back will make a big difference in college. Take care of yourself. Focusing more on yourself for a few months while keeping your grades respectable will be good for you.</p>

<p>o right lol, idk y i was thinking of ebay lol</p>

<p>i guess my idea of senior slump is gettin 8 hours of sleep</p>

<p>i think the idea of doing NO homework is a bad one. I think my goal is health first, school second/</p>

<p>What I'm doing is focusing on the APs, but forgeting about the electives (somewhat).. I mean short fiction workshop isn't exactly going to help me in college to much, it's more of a filler class, so enjoy it and who cares if you get a B? You did well on yours APs. Enjoy your extra sleep!</p>

<p>haha i c</p>

<p>i was reading an article in college confidential that its ok to see a drop from an A to a B, but dont start getting C's and D's</p>

<p>have u guys heard of kids getting their acceptances revoked, and how bad were their grades? </p>

<p>My reason for worry is that I constantly get a B- (my only bad grade) in Calc BC, and wondering if a little slip up on a test, or a decision to sleep more instead of study that might lead me to get a C+ or something truly affect my decision. I will prob graduate with the exact same GPA, but I hate the thought that I am being closely regarded, and any slip ups will cause me to get kicked out of college....</p>

<p>what do u guys think?</p>