Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

WHY ON EARTH do you aim so high in your studies? Watch

    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Not settling till my best... not quite sure. This kind of motivation has been implanted in me since I was very young. Also, I have a fear of failure - so to not fail, I must succeed, and to succeed, I must work hard.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I have a sense of a fear of failure. I would be really upset if I failed say English/History/Maths ie: a core unit, but something like Citizenship or DT Graphics would not affect me at all(I got an E in Citizenship and an F in DT Graphics(I loathed it)

    I was predicted A's and B's(still wouldn't be as good as some people here though!) though received mainly C's with one A This was a direct result of me hardly putting any revision in. Now, I've upped my game and am trying to go to the absolute top and continuously handing in assignments. A lot of it is personal pride, when you aim for a high grade

    If you do aim for high grades, then you can also get a better job(provided you put the work in as well) A friend of a friend could spell "FUDGE" with their GCSE's as they were that bad
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ColdVein)
    I'm rubbish at pretty much everything non-academic. If I start getting low grades then I have nothing.
    Same here, I'm absolutely rubbish at everything else, except video games of course
    • Offline

      17
      Why would you aim to be crap at something?
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      :lolwut: because I don't want to end up begging some bloke in an ill-fitting M&S suit to fast-track me for management at Tesco; I'd rather have a real job.
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      Because 'studies' are the only thing I've ever been good at. I can pass exams, write essays, learn facts, and succeed. I can't play sports or anything - it's the same as someone who is good at football trying to become a professional footballer - it's where my talents lie, and I find my studies interesting.
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      I want to be rich and successful
      Offline

      1
      ReputationRep:
      I aim high but achieve low. I'm only passing with Cs and Ds so far. No idea what is going on there. It's only first semester and we haven't been given our overall grades yet but honestly, I have been trying and haven't been getting anywhere near as high as I'd like.
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by blue acre)
      My dad's Asian and recently I had to have a blood test.

      Turns out my blood type is B positive, my dad told me come back when I got an A.
      haha
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by Jmzie-Coupe)
      So they can buy Lamborghinings and Aston Martinings.
      At least spell it right....
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      cuz I wanna be a billionaire initt

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRor905cCw
      Offline

      14
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by lilzoldier)
      At least spell it right....
      I added a bit of fonejacker to the words, calm down spelling police.
      • Thread Starter
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by BrunetteChick)
      cuz I wanna be a billionaire initt

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRor905cCw
      lol
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      Because I hate looking back and feeling like I've let myself down, or thinking I could have done better.
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      1. I really like my subject
      2. I don't like not getting As/ high marks
      3. I got used to working hard for the sake of it at school, and now I can't break the habit
      4. I'm competitive
      5. It makes uni a waste of time and money if I don't do any work
      6. I need something to do in between periods of procrastination
      7. I'd like a good job at some point
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      (Original post by Student23)
      lol
      I know right?! lol... Yeah I would have a show like Oprah, I would be the host of, everyday Christmas, give Travie a wish list lalalaaa
      Offline

      12
      ReputationRep:
      because it makes sense to be the best you can. Whats the point in sitting around moaning or complaining about life when you could be doing something to change it?
      Offline

      9
      ReputationRep:
      Aim high; even if you dont quite reach what you aimed for, you'll still have done well
      Offline

      13
      ReputationRep:
      Because I feel very lucky to do my course.
      Offline

      16
      ReputationRep:
      I guess it's because I have high ambitions. I've never had much money, my parents have never had good jobs, I've never had any once in a lifetime experiences, I've never been to another country (other than one school trip to France), I've never eaten at a fancy restaurant... I've just never been particularly fortunate in life. I guess the reason I aim high is because I want to experience everything I never had the chance to. I desperately want to travel the world, I want to see it through my eyes not merely on a screen. I want a nice house, I want a respectable amount of money, I want to shop at Waitrose... I just don't want to turn out like my parents, unemployed, miserable and poor.
     
     
     
  1. See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  2. Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources
  3. See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  4. The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.