Well, I believe we need one of these going! I thought that there was one already, but nope…. So here it is! I’ll start it off
I just won an award at BCIT, the Lieutenant Governors Award for Trades. It’s an award awarded to one student in the Trades program per year, so I’m pretty excited about it.
Also, I’ve been thinking about my life (it was actually at the ceremony when everyone was making speeches and stuff). They were going on about how everyone made sacrifices and struggled through and this graduation was a testiment to our hard work and we deserve this graduation. But I was thinking (my mom noticed too) that I never did that…. I never spent late nights studying, I never stressed over assignments, I never really had to make sacrifices to learn. It just worked, and I ended up with the highest mark in class.
So I’ve decided that it’s time to start studying, and to start putting more effort into learning. If I can do well half assing my way through, then I’m curious as to what happens when I try…
@xyver, Congrats first off, and second, dude I am in the exact same boat as you. I never used to study or do readings. Then I took a course on the philosophy of education and now I can honestly say I put more effort into all of my school work now. The class taught me to love knowledge for the sake of knowledge and to always have a desire to learn. The high marks and grades come easy, and the knowledge may too, but you can always have a better understanding. So, coming from a philosophy student who is about to start work with a professor running an elementary school, I would say to work and put more effort in for yourself and the knowledge not for grades and esteem, because it is seriously so rewarding. Good luck