I'm pretty much in the same boat, Toby. I got that same blurb on a regular basis, as well. I just felt totally uninspired throughout high school, and I was battling depression for much of my junior and senior years, so my grades in that period were godawful, with the exception of a handful of classes I really enjoyed.
College treated me much better. I got mostly 'A's and 'B's in classes related to my Political Science major [though I did have some trouble with Constitutional Law, and the tests in the course I took in my 7th semester on presidential elections were just brutal, so I pulled a 'D' in that one
], and I did extremely well in my Honors English Comp, seminars, Japanese [piece o' cake
], and most of my Philosophy courses. It's the stuff I had to take to fill my Gen-Ed. requirements [Physics, Logic, Statistics, Art History, etc.] that dragged down my GPA. I also deeply regret having taken that ridiculous Religious Studies course [which I flunked].
If it weren't for those, I could've easily pulled a 3.6 in college.
I guess the moral of the story is that I do well in courses that accomodate the type of thinker I am.
But that's all behind me now.
QUOTE(dramabowwow @ Dec 3 2005, 10:38 PM) [snapback]323952[/snapback]
i was writing fast cause my mother wanted me to help her with something!
Then go help your mother, then come back and type.