By the time high school started for me, I had gotten an A in every class except for 8th grade challenge.
Once I started my freshman year of high school, I treated it just like every other year of school. I took it lightly and almost never did my homework at home. Everything started out fine, but once it got near the end of the 1st semester, I realized I may be in some trouble. I had a 87% in english and I wasn’t too confident that I would do well on the final. I ended up doing alright on the final, but it wasn’t enough to bring my grade up to an A.
Just like that I lost my 4.0 GPA in the first semester of high school. I was pretty bummed because I knew that if I had tried harder I could’ve gotten an A.
The next semester I started off well, but once again I fell behind in math class this time. I finished 3rd quarter with an 80%, which meant that the only way I could get an A for semester would be if I got a 100% in 4th quarter. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I tried my best and actually ended up getting that 100% that I needed! I was actually really excited about it and I learned a very valuable lesson from all of this.
I learned that in a lot of things, if you truly apply yourself and really put the effort into something, you can make almost anything happen. I also learned that even though it might be easier to slack off and procrastinate, it usually doesn’t turn out good in the long run.