work out and study hard

today was mostly good why do i still want to cry

I have undying admiration for everyone who is out there studying and working hard in a field that has so far given them only negative results. To everyone who loves a subject that they are the worst at, but won’t give up.

I respect you. So much. One day, soon, your efforts will come back at you a thousand fold. It WILL.

anonymous asked:

I'm interested in law school but I keep reading about the grading curve and how your not graded based in how well you know the law. Your graded on what and how you say things, is this true? I spoke to students who study to death and don't even get As cause only so many can be given out. I'm afraid of studying and working hard but barely even passing.

I don’t know if that’s entirely true. I think you do need to know how to write a law school exam well, but if you know the law well then you’re more likely to write a better exam. If you know the law well in your head but can’t explain it in a coherent manner on paper or apply it to different sets of facts, then yeah, you’re probably not going to get a good grade. I think there are a lot of people who study really really hard, but they’re not studying the right way or taking notes the right way or outlining the right way, and that affects their grade. I think if you’re putting in a strong effort and using proper study methods, then you’re going to end up at least in the B range though there are a lot of other variables. In the beginning nobody knows what’s going to happen. I didn’t think I would get As when I started law school but I figured out how to write a good exam and how to study properly, and that’s helped. There’s a bit of risk in it so I guess it just depends if you’re willing to take that risk or not. The “smarter” you work - putting in the effort AND using the right methods - the lower the degree of risk. That’s been my experience so far.

Trying Again. My graduation story.

Two years ago I graduated my course and just missed out on getting into honours. I couldn’t work out why, despite loving my subjects and trying really hard to study, I couldn’t sit through lectures or retain the information I was learning.

I always used to say that for me it wasn’t about “trying” but rather about “trying to try” and it was exhausting.

I got tested for long-suspected ADHD and spent the next year working out my medication, learning behavioural techniques to improve my information retention, and writing letters to universities explaining my situation and asking for a second chance.

Today I graduated with a first class honours. (For those of you not on this system that is an average of a high distinction across 4 subjects and a thesis).

I didn’t get the highest mark in the year and I even failed an exam along the way but through university and family/friend support, changing my study techniques to suit my ADHD, as well as more study than I thought was actually possible, I have finally made it and achieved the mark I had always dreamt of.

This won’t always happen - sometimes I will fail miserably and sometimes I will question why I even tried but right now I am just so happy that I had the love, encouragement and determination to try again.

Originally posted by kidpres

[19.08.16]
• As most of you know (in England anyway), A Level results day was yesterday. After 2 years of consistent hard work and study I came out with final grades of A*AA! And I’m attending the University of Leeds in September to study BSc Psychology.
• I hope everyone studying A Levels also achieved the grades you deserved📃