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Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 18th 2009, 01:50 AM

To start off, my school is very big (about 700 people in my class alone) and crazy competetive. On top of that I'm friends with the types who are in all honors with straight A's so my perception of my grades is kind of skewed seeing as I always compare myself to the best. Would anyone mind giving me a quick opinion on whether they think they're decent/good/bad?

I'm a Junior in High School, I have a GPA of about 4.7, I'm rank 97 or so out of 700ish, am in two AP classes with an honors science, my lowest grade is a 79 in AP History.

Forgive me if I'm just being paranoid, but I always put myself down because I compare myself to my friends who are insanely intelligent in order to motivate myself and it hasn't exactly proven to be the smartest choice


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 18th 2009, 01:54 AM

the highest gpa is a 4.0 so I honestly dont know how yours is higher inless taking ap classes allows it to be higher. Most people usally only can get 4.0 so your grades are beyond normal. which is a good thing


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 18th 2009, 02:05 AM

I think the highest in our school is either a 6.0 which is all hundreds in all honors classes, but I can't think of anyone near that.

Anyways sorry to bug everyone with this, I just can't really look at my grades positively without someone else's views on it.


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 18th 2009, 03:32 PM

Your grades are more than fine . Anything beyond a 4.0 is just icing on a fat, delicious cake . A 79 in an AP course is still awesomeley high. Don't worry about a thing!


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 01:33 AM

A 4.7 GPA is stellar. Nothing to be worried about.

Don't get into a grade competition with your friends. Honestly, it makes all of you seem very arrogant and conceited to others.
   
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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 02:50 AM

Oh, I think I put that wrong. I don't try to compete with my friends, I just tend to compare myself to them in my head and they're always far better than mine so I tend to think lowly upon my own grades seeing as I've grown up with some genius guys. I don't mean that I openly compete with my friends to see who can do best, I just use that as the impetus to do better.


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 03:19 AM

Hard to judge because my school uses the 4.0 so I am not familiar with what a 6.0 scale corresponds to, if you are 97/700, that's the 86th percentile. Good, especially if you are in a tough high school

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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 07:27 AM

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Oh, I think I put that wrong. I don't try to compete with my friends, I just tend to compare myself to them in my head and they're always far better than mine so I tend to think lowly upon my own grades seeing as I've grown up with some genius guys. I don't mean that I openly compete with my friends to see who can do best, I just use that as the impetus to do better.
I openly compete with my friends, it makes me work harder! Hehe.

I don't know what your grades mean as I'm in the UK.
   
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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 09:12 PM

That's a fantastic GPA. Well done I think you'll be fine, but do you have a guidance counselor who you can ask? He or she should be able to tell you exactly what those grades mean and where they rank.


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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 19th 2009, 10:03 PM

If you feel like you did good, that's all that matters. Everyone gets different grades, everyone has different brains
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Re: Can I get an opinion on my grades? - November 20th 2009, 03:18 AM

The GPA at your school must be calculated differently than the one colleges look at. A 4.3 is the highest you can go with honors classes for colleges in the US. It would be helpful to figure out what your equivalent one is. Either way, your grades seem great.


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