You can’t “make it up later”

Grades take effect on not only a students high school experience, but their career and life as a whole.

It’s kind of funny when I think about it. Or maybe it’s not so funny. That would be because I had been getting those C’s, D’s, and F’s and while maybe I had only one F, I had been slacking off and the repercussions of my actions weren’t seen by myself at the time. These low grades lowered my overall grade point average and put me in a bad position.

I speak personally about this. I did what many freshmen do, which is slack off and do very little work. This caused my grade point average to fall as I sat by and fell into the trap of dreamland. Dreamland is what I call the state of where you’re not thinking about what is right but only what you want, even if that will be detrimental to what you want for your future. In my freshman year, I was drifting in and out of dreamland constantly. If you want to succeed, you must first put your education above whatever else you may want.

Most freshmen might not be in such a state of mind , but now is a good time to take a look and change your attitude towards school. Your grades work like ripples in a pond. The impact they have grows bigger and gets more and more profound by the minute. I made a huge ripple of big, fat F’s.These grades weigh heavily on my mind constantly. I know that if I had been thinking straight the whole time, I would have had much better grades and I wouldn’t be trying to mend my overall GPA and quarter grades.

These little waves will reverberate back into your life and knock you off your feet when you go to apply to UC Berkeley or really anywhere. Even if you don’t have such big aspirations, you should be thinking about the future because even Mcdonalds has h.

It may have been only one quarter but it will be a quarter that will affect you for the rest of your life. I made the mistake of messing up my freshman year by not caring about my grades and really just doing what I liked during school hours.

This was much to my detriment. Most jobs look at your GPA, or grade point average, and expect it to be around 3.0 GPA. My overall GPA is probably 2 point something so I’m not doing so well in that area.

This a real and serious issue. Most freshmen think that their first year doesn’t matter, but in all reality if you’re flunking or nearly flunking all your classes, your GPA takes a major hit that it won’t easily come back from.

And I know what you’re thinking, “Yeah, ok whatever I’ll be fine. I can make it up later.” But you while you can make up lost credits, you can’t rewrite history. Every day someone wakes up from dreamland and says, “Oh no, what have I done?!” How long will it take before you wake up? The longer you take to wake up, the longer it will take to repair the damage.