Post Reply Quality over quantity the situation I am in.
Posted 4/4/16
Okay so I'm kinda asking for advice so if this is not fitting for this section please move it... it is kinda a discussion but eh. Moving on recently I have been doing my homework in the mindset of quality over quantity however I've been getting punished by my "family" for having some behind lessons despite me aceing these lessons. So I ask...should I continue to get good scores but be behind somewhat or should I just go and speed through everything to get caught up?
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Posted 4/4/16
Ideally you would want to be 'acing' the lessons while being both caught up and slightly ahead. It's easy to make the correct choices when you take your time, but you need both retention and recall. Recall comes from pressure, pressure is caused by having too much work given to you at once.

So speed through everything and then go back and check your answers.
Posted 4/4/16
As a former educator, I think you should go at your own pace even if it means being behind the rest. I have seen to many students fly by all the material only to not no anything about it after the test is over. Also, I would as a parent review your tests and talk to the teacher if he's giving out quality assessments rather than just busy work. Ultimately, it comes down to you if you want to do it or not. All the advice in the world doesn't mean jack unless you want to do it, right?
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Posted 4/4/16
Everyone is different when it comes to how you learn and do school. I myself needed more time to do certain lessons, now if it was science i understand science very well so can go fast and do good, but if its like history or something then it takes me ages to get a decent score.

If the pace you go at is too slow then i would say to go a little faster if possible even if score goes down a little but if your just a little behind then i think your good.
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Posted 4/4/16
I didn't do that well in High School and didn't have that great of scores in college either, but honestly, employers don't care about your grades as much as you think. If you prove yourself to be valuable and have the appropriate degree they really don't care. I asked my employer if they wanted to know my GPA from my college transcripts but they told me don't even worry about paying to get one they don't care. If your employer cares about GPA they are doing it wrong. I suggest you find something you enjoy and push hard for that subject and give less effort on the things you don't care about. For example, if you are a Math/Science major and your employer does look at your grades and see that you didn't do so well in Art/History/English they really won't care because they never hired you to be one of those. Ignore this if you are trying to get into a big expensive college that will put you into massive amounts of debt though. Let me tell you this as my closing, Someone I know had a 4.2 GPA in High School and is currently working at a retail store as a stocker on 3rd shift. Grades mean absolutely nothing in the real world, it is just a means to weed out candidates. Do something you enjoy and you will never feel like work is a pain. I actually enjoy going to work (the only thing I don't like about it is I don't get to sleep in - haha) but work is fun for me because I learned how to do what I enjoyed and didn't care so much about the subjects I hated.
Posted 4/4/16 , edited 4/4/16
I think you just need to manage your time better so you can do both quality and quantity.
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