Insights Into Teens: Episode 104 “Why A Good GPA Is Important”

This week’s topic was a viewer suggestion from http://www.ivypanda.com regarding why it’s important to have a good Grade Point Average. We’ll talk about what a GPA is and how it’s calculated. We’ll discus why it’s important to have a high GPA and then we’ll dig into some of the key benefits to having a high GPA and the downfall of not having a high GPA. Finally we’ll talk about some tips and tricks to get your GPA where it need to be and how to keep it there.

Show Notes

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[SEGMENT 1] 

What is GPA?

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  • GPA stands for Grade Point Average, and it’s a number that shows the average of all the final grades you’ve earned over time from schooling. 

Why is having a good GPA important?

  • Having an exceptional GPA opens opportunities for you that you may not otherwise have access to including academic, professional and other opportunities.
    • Your GPA is a measure of your success academically and it is a metric that many people look to not only as a measure of learned knowledge but of work ethic, dedication, intelligence and discipline
  • The better you score on the GPA scale, the higher chances you have of getting into a prestigious college or at the very least offers an increased chance of getting into your school of choice. 
  • Your GPA plays more of a role in your employment than you might think. 
    • The higher your GPA is, the better career start you’ll get. 
    • You could also receive a job with opportunities and, by extension, gain a better social life moving forward.
  • GPA is the only way to show how well you did with your school subjects.
    • While you may perform better in certain subjects, a GPA score represents the overall situation.
  • Students with a high GPA have more options available to themselves. 
    • For example, a good GPA score can help you apply for a scholarship, enroll in different programs, get involved in extracurricular activities, as well as joining clubs and organizations.
    • A good GPA score is a way to show clubs, scholarship communities, universities and organizations that you’re a hardworking student who is capable of reaching your goals and that you have ambitions, and most organizations are looking for those people.

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What are the benefits of a good GPA?

  • Broader opportunities: 
    • The major and most important benefit of good grades is a much bigger selection of opportunities. 
    • From elite high school programs to better chances of getting a scholarship, to greater odds of receiving a well-paying job. 
    • This benefit alone is too good to not pass up and is great motivation to try and do your best in school. 
    • Ultimately, putting in the effort  to  earn higher grades is pays off later in life
  • A wider selection of universities: 
    • Some colleges and universities accept almost every highschool student graduate who applies. 
    • Others are much more selective and have a certain percentage of students allowed to go to their institution. 
    • There are also universities that decline most students that apply, accepting only 25% or less of the students that do apply. 
    • This is why GPA plays a crucial role in the selection process. 
    • The higher your GPA score is, the more universities will accept you and the more options you have available to you.
  • Scholarship: 
    • Most financial aid programs for students have a set of strict requirements. 
    • Almost all of them define a minimum GPA score. 
    • Knowing the fact that scholarships are given to a limited number of students, it’s clear that an above average GPA makes you eligible for more scholarship programs, which also gives you a better chance of getting into one.
  • Ability to get involved in extracurricular activities: 
    • Some may say if you study hard, there’ll be no time left for anything “extra.” 
    • Look at it from a different point of view. 
    • If you decide to try out for a sports team, the coach will check your eligibility. 
    • Apart from your physical capabilities, the coach will also check your academic performance, including GPA scores. 
    • If they’re high, the coach won’t have to worry that one day you’ll drop out of the team because you failed an exam.
  • Career boost: 
    • The world’s top colleges and companies have that status of being at the top for a reason. 
    • To be able to be a part of the top colleges and companies, you must prove that you deserve it. 
    • You can say you’re a hard-worker and show your charming personality, but people on admissions committees and at job interviews prefer to believe the facts and actual achievements. 
    • In order for your career to skyrocket from the start, lay the foundation for it right away by earning good grades.
  • Improved confidence: 
    • Outstanding achievements require hard work. 
    • If you’re too afraid to put all your effort into reaching a goal, you’ll never know how it feels to get there. 
    • It may be difficult when you first start, but once you begin succeeding, your confidence grows. 
    • When your confidence grows, it won’t be scary to go all-in anymore.
    • You begin to build on that earned confidence and realize how much you can accomplish
  • Better personal image: 
    • A high GPA shows more than how good you are as a student.
    • Everyone knows it takes great effort to get those high grades, and your GPA is evidence that you are capable and willing to work hard to achieve your goals. 
    • It shows that you’re able to maintain consistency during schooling. 
    • It’s a sign of your commitment, time management skills, and ability to handle tough assignments.

What are the downsides of a bad GPA?

  • An average or below-average score is not what most students aim for. 
  • GPA is an important metric in modern education, so it’s best to work on your academic performance. 
  • Here are some of the cons of having a low GPA.
  • Having to prove yourself more: 
    • Talking to an admission’s committee or having a job interview will alway be a challenge if you have a low GPA. 
    • The thing is that you’ll have to make people believe you about your other positive aspects and that you really are a good student despite your lacking academic performance. 
    • It could even come to having to format and compose your resumes and cover letters in a specific way to avoid scrutiny of a low GPA
  • Bad image: 
    • Earring good grades means having to find compromises and push through difficult tasks and assignments. 
    • A low GPA shows that you were unable to face these tasks, even though it was the goal you needed to achieve. 
    • Even if you’ll claim that you have a good and diverse personality, your GPA score may contradict that.
  • Lacking skills and knowledge: 
    • Even if you paid full attention in the subjects that interested you and neglected others, it’s still bad news. 
    • Your low GPA only means that you’ve missed out on developing your logic, critical thinking, and were unable to shift your attitude toward working on a higher overall score instead of focusing on a single subject. 
    • Even if you’re an outstanding expert in your field, there’s still some basic knowledge you need to have. 
    • If you’re in a situation where that knowledge is required, you risk embarrassing yourself or compromising a project you may be participating in
  • Poor time management: 
    • Inconsistencies in your grades that led you to a low GPA can show you couldn’t manage your priorities and leave enough time for all classes. 
    • This is not a good sign when you’re applying for a job, or when you try to enter a university. 
    • If that’s not enough, some might even interpret it as a lack of self-discipline, because you couldn’t push yourself to earn the desired score. 
  • Other people’s judgement: 
    • GPA is not only an extremely important metric in modern education, but it’s also important that other people may build their whole judgement about you as a person around your GPA only. 
    • A higher GPA can be correlated with higher intelligence, better dedication and commitment, willing to work hard and meet your obligations. 
    • But a low GPA can be interpreted as the exact opposite.

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[SEGMENT 3] 

How do you improve your GPA?

  • If you see that your GPA isn’t that high, don’t leave it that way. 
  • Do something about it. 
  • Here’s a couple of ways you can try and improve your GPA score.
  • Take difficult classes: 
    • This might seem counter-intuitive, but more challenge can bring more improvement. 
    • With more challenges, you’ll progress faster and earn grades that you deserve. 
    • This mainly applies to people with a good enough GPA but want to improve it.
  • Ask for help
    • There’s nothing wrong with asking for assistance when you need it. 
    • Many students who experience difficulties make the same mistake: they keep silent about it. 
    • Asking for help is a smarter decision than trying to figure out the solution to the problem on your own.
  • Focus on your studies and follow the schedule: 
    • You need to fight the urge to procrastinate. 
    • Creating an individual schedule can help you focus on achieving your goals. 
    • Have a session of critical thinking and work on your study habits.
    • This usually shows areas that need improvement.
  • Find the right balance: 
    • Finding balance is a challenge many students fail. 
    • It seems that they can’t figure out where to draw the line between studies and social life, which normally results in poor academic performance. 
    • Spend a couple days monitoring how much time you spend on different activities, then make the necessary adjustments.
  • Know your strength and weaknesses: 
    • Pick the subjects you’re interested in the most, and keep in mind that the more classes you take, the less influence each class is going to have on your GPA. 
    • It doesn’t mean that you need to cram your schedule full. Just pick what you think will keep you interested.
  • Set small goals and gives yourself rewards: 
    • Instead of having one big goal of improving your GPA, have a set of smaller, more realistic goals that you can achieve in a shorter time. 
    • Satisfying rewards will keep you motivated, so you’ll lower the chance of losing interest and dropping the whole idea. 

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode 104

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why a good gpa is important

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i’m your host joseph whalen and my

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intelligent and intuitive co-host

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madison whalen hi everyone how you doing

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today maddie

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i’m doing all right today so have a good

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so as i said uh in the intro uh

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today’s article uh or today’s source

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that we’re using

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comes from ivypanda.com and

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the first question we ask is what is a

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gpa

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madison why don’t you tell us what a gpa

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is

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so gpa stands for grade point average

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and it’s a number that shows the average

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of all final grades you’ve earned

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over time from schooling so now the one

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thing to keep in mind

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with gpa so when you get your grades now

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you’re graded on a 100 point scale right

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typically what you see is your gpa is

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measured in a four point scale

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okay so 100 and that’s in your scale

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would be a 4.0

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in a gpa scale okay and depending on

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what that average is you’ll

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you’ll drop below a 4.0 and

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you know a percentage of that or decimal

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places of that and so forth so

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typically for a gpa you’re shooting for

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a 4.0 for

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for the highest rate that you can get

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okay

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so why is it important to have a good

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gpa what are what are some of the

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examples let’s let’s go down this list

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of examples here why don’t you start us

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out

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having an exceptional gpa opens

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opportunities for you that

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that you may not otherwise have access

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to

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including academic professional and

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other opportunities

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your gpa is a measure of your success

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academically

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and it is a ma a mec mech trick

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okay metric that many people look to not

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only as

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a measure of learned knowledge but all

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but of work ethic dedication

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intelligence and discipline

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so basically what we mean by that is

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when they look at your gpa your gpa from

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a

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strictly number standpoint is a measure

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of what you’ve done

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academically but you know being a

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straight a student

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that in order to get that high grade

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point average

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a lot goes into it give us some examples

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of some of the things that go

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into some of the effort that you have to

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put forth

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well one of the main uh things i have

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to put forth is problem solving

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a lot of times there are points where

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i don’t entirely fully understand

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something or

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i have to come up against or i have to

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answer a question

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in a way that i um

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i need to approach a question in a way i

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haven’t done before

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and i need to use problem solving skills

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in order

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to solve those problems another one

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would probably

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be um

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uh time management um i need to make

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time for all my studies and i have to

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make time

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to study for all of them i need to make

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time

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to get all of them to work

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while also still balancing my social

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and um entertainment life exactly so in

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order to

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get that high grade point average the

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effort that you put in to get that

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is a measure of you as a person so your

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time management skills

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your project management skills the level

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of dedication you have to see all that

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through

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the level of adaptability you have of

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taking harder courses

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so even though it’s the number itself is

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a measure of

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just your academic achievement when

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people look at that number

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there’s a lot more that you you get out

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of that because of the effort

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and the dedication that you have to put

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in

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to your academic achievements to get

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that number so there’s

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a lot more to it than just hey i got

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straight a’s

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so they also talk about the better your

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score on the gpa scale the higher your

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chances

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you have of getting a prestigious

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getting into a prestigious college or

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the very least it offers you increased

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opportunities to get into this your

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school of choice

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when you go to apply for colleges

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they’re going to look at what your gpa

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is and the higher your gpa is the more

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colleges you’ll be accepted to

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especially if you’re looking to get into

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a prestigious college an ivy league

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college or or something like that

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they have very strict requirements on

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your gpa

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so if you don’t meet the minimum

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requirements they won’t even consider

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your application

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tell us about how it affects your

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employment so your gpa

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affects more of a role in your

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employment than you might think

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the higher your gpa is the better career

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you’ll the better career start you’ll

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get

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you could also receive a job with

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opportunities and by extension

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by extension gain a better social life

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moving forward

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yeah and i can say you know

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as a department manager myself uh

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i find myself in a position where i have

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to hire people periodically

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and one of the things that we’ll look at

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depending on the position

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is your your college transcripts

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especially if you’re coming in as an

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intern

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and if your college transcripts come in

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and they’re above a 3.5 or something

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like that

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it tells us a lot about how hard a

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worker you are

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it tells us what your intelligence level

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is it tells us how adaptable you are

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and depending on the position that we’re

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putting you in it’s going to tell us a

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lot about the skills that we’re looking

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for

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so when you when you go out into

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the world when you get to my age i’ll be

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honest with you they stopped looking at

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that stuff because it’s

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no longer a measure of the person that

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you are because of how much you change

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but early on in your career

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it can be very critical to the getting

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into the place that you want to get to

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to get the experience that you want and

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that’s

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very important your gpa

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is uh only is the only way to show how

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well you did

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with your school subjects so while you

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may perform better in certain subjects

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the gpa score represents the overall

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situation

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so i may be great in history and i may

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excel in history

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but i may be terrible in mathematics or

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science

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and that is reflected in the gpa

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so if you just take one or two courses

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that you know you’re very good at it

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that you’re interested in

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those other courses that you’re taking

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could drag down that gpa for you

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so it’s an overall reflection of

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what you’re doing in school itself

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tell us about the next one so students

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with a high gpa have more options

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available to themselves

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for example a good gpa score can help

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you apply for a scholarship

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enroll in different programs get

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involved in extracurricular activities

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as well as joining clubs and

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organizations

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a good gpa score is a way to show clubs

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scholarship communities

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universities and organizations that

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you’re a hard-working student who is

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capable of reaching your goals

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and that you have ambitions and most

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organizations are looking for those

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people

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and i think that really sums up the

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benefits themselves

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because the benefit of a high gpa isn’t

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just that you did well in school

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it speaks volumes of your character

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your work ethic your capabilities your

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ambition

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so it it tells a perspective

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college or employer a lot about who you

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are as a person because you’ve got to

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figure

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let’s take a job interview for instance

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so when you go to apply for a job you

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put together a

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resume or or a cv or something like that

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that shows

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why you should be picked for the job and

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if you’re fresh out of college or fresh

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out of high school

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you don’t have a lot of experience to

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put down there

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so the one thing that you have going for

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you at that point if you have a high gpa

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is you put that down and you put down

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the courses that you’ve taken

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and the experiences and clubs and and so

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forth that you were involved in

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and the interviewer looks at that and

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can

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kind of get a good assessment of the

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type of person that you are

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so if you come in with a 3.9 gpa

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and you’re in you know the debate club

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in the chess club and you’re an athlete

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it tells me as the interviewer well

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you can do all these other things and

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still excel

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academically so yeah the the academic

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side of it you’re very intelligent

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but you’re capable of doing more than

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just academics

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yeah and it tells me that you’re a hard

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worker

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so these are all things that an employer

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is going to look for

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and the colleges and we’ll get a little

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bit more into the colleges

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later on but the colleges are definitely

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going to look at your gpa because some

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of them aren’t even going to accept you

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because of the rejection rate that they

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have

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there are colleges out there that that

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you know they pretty much accept anybody

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that applies to them

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but that might not be the type of

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college you want to go to

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so when you have the high gpa that’s

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kind of

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the collateral that you need to to get

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into the more prestigious colleges that

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you want to get into

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so let’s take a quick break and we’ll

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come back and we’ll look at what are

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some of the benefits

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to you as an individual with a good gpa

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welcome back to episode 104 of insights

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into teens

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we’re talking about why it’s important

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to have a good gpa

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so some of the benefits include broader

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opportunities

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so the major and most important benefit

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of good grades

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is much bigger selection of

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opportunities

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from elite high school programs which

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you were able to get into because of

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your grades

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to better chances of getting a

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scholarship which you’re going to start

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looking at

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in the next few years as you get further

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into high school

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to greater odds of receiving a

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well-paying job or at least the job that

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you’re looking to get into

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okay uh this benefit alone

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is too is too good not to pass up

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as a great motivation to try and do your

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best in school

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ultimately putting in the effort to earn

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higher grades pays off

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later in life and the one thing and i

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can’t emphasize enough

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the importance of being able to get into

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the job that you’re looking

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to get into that early experience

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is something that can snowball and build

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into a much

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better paying job a much better

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long-term career and it has a huge

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influence on things moving forward

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okay what’s our next benefit our next

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benefit

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is a wider selection of universities

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some colleges and universities accept

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almost every high school graduate who

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applies

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others are more select are much more

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selective and have a certain percentage

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of students allowed to go to their

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institution there are also universities

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that decline most students

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that apply accepting only 25 percent or

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less of the students that do apply

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the height this is why gpa plays

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a role plays a crucial role in the

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selection process

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the higher your gpa score is the more

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universities will accept you

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and the more options you have available

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to you

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and then we talk about scholarships we

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we touched on this before and i think a

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lot of people tend to think of

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athletics when they think of

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scholarships you know you think you do

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very good in football or basketball and

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you

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get a scholarship to go to college for

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free

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but in reality there’s a ton of

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scholarships out there for academic

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achievements

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so if you can do well

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in school get a high gpa get all the

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other benefits that we’ve talked about

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already

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and then have that partially or totally

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pay for

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your college as part of a scholarship

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that’s that’s a win-win all around

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most financial aid programs for students

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have a set strict

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set of requirements for your gpa so if

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you drop below that they won’t finance

0:16:49.839,0:16:53.519
you

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almost all of them do define a minimum

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gpa

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score and knowing the fact that

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scholarships are given to a limited

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number of students

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it’s clear that an above average gpa

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makes you

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eligible for more scholarship programs

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which also gives you a better chance of

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getting into one

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so anything that increases your chances

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of being a more viable candidate is a

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good thing

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what’s next next up we have the ability

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to get involved in extracurricular

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activities

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some say if you study hard there will be

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no time left for anything

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extra look at it look at it from a

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different point of view

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if you decide not to try out for a

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sports team the coach

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oh wait no

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if you decide to try out for a sports

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team the coach will check your

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your eligibility eligibility

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apart from your physical capabilities

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the coach will also check your academic

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performance including gpa scores

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if they’re high the coach won’t have to

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worry that one day

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that one day you’ll drop out of the team

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because you failed an exam

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yeah this is a good example here too of

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of an unintended consequence

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so the one example they give here is

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that if you have a good gpa

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the coach will know that you’re going to

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be able to stick with the team the

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problem

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a lot of students don’t realize is that

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most of your schools your high schools

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at least

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have minimum academic requirements to

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participate

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in extracurricular activities so for

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instance and they do this for your

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benefit it’s not to punish you or

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anything like that

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if you go out for basketball for

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instance

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and you’re a straight a student and you

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start playing basketball after school

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and you’re practicing and it’s taking a

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lot of your time

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and your weekend time you’re exhausted

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all the time

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and they see your grades start to drop

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they’re going to pull you out of that

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program

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because the program itself is affecting

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you negatively

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with your academics so

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having that gpa allows you and

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maintaining that gpa allows you to

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participate in these schools and

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these programs rather and we’re not just

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talking about

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sports programs we’re talking about band

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or

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drama club or the debate club or chess

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or anything else that you want to do

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if they see that it’s affecting you

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academically they’re not going to allow

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you to do those things

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certainly your parents probably aren’t

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going to allow you to continue doing it

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but you know it’s it’s also a confidence

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builder for the coaches

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and the you know team captains to know

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that you know

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you’re able to not only do

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academics very well but you’re able to

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do the sports on top of it

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and that’s sort of what we alluded to

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earlier about how it reflects

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well on you that you’re capable of doing

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multiple things

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you can also benefit with a career boost

0:19:55.280,0:19:58.559
so the world’s top colleges and

0:19:56.960,0:20:00.880
companies

0:19:58.559,0:20:02.320
have that status of being at the top for

0:20:00.880,0:20:04.720
a reason

0:20:02.320,0:20:06.480
to be able to be a part of top colleges

0:20:04.720,0:20:08.320
and companies you must prove that you

0:20:06.480,0:20:10.240
deserve it

0:20:08.320,0:20:12.000
you can say you’re a hard worker and

0:20:10.240,0:20:12.480
show your charming personality but

0:20:12.000,0:20:14.960
people

0:20:12.480,0:20:17.600
on admissions committees and at job

0:20:14.960,0:20:20.640
interviews prefer to believe the facts

0:20:17.600,0:20:21.039
and the actual achievements in order for

0:20:20.640,0:20:23.039
you to

0:20:21.039,0:20:24.640
your career to skyrocket from the start

0:20:23.039,0:20:27.840
lay the foundation for

0:20:24.640,0:20:29.280
right away by earning good grades i’ve

0:20:27.840,0:20:30.640
interviewed with a lot of people they

0:20:29.280,0:20:33.840
were smooth talkers

0:20:30.640,0:20:36.720
they were very eloquent and very

0:20:33.840,0:20:38.559
friendly and i got along with them great

0:20:36.720,0:20:40.799
but if they couldn’t demonstrate to me

0:20:38.559,0:20:42.960
or showed to me proof that they were

0:20:40.799,0:20:44.880
competent for the job

0:20:42.960,0:20:46.320
i couldn’t consider them you know as

0:20:44.880,0:20:48.559
much as i may have liked the person

0:20:46.320,0:20:49.840
sitting across the desk from me

0:20:48.559,0:20:52.080
i can’t give you a job because you’re a

0:20:49.840,0:20:53.760
nice person i’m not hiring at no point

0:20:52.080,0:20:56.080
in time am i hiring for a position

0:20:53.760,0:20:59.120
called nice person

0:20:56.080,0:21:02.080
so having that documented proof that you

0:20:59.120,0:21:03.520
can do the work is very important how

0:21:02.080,0:21:05.120
about your confidence how does it affect

0:21:03.520,0:21:08.000
your confidence

0:21:05.120,0:21:10.080
well improved confidence outstanding

0:21:08.000,0:21:12.080
achievements require hard work

0:21:10.080,0:21:14.159
if you’re too afraid to put all your

0:21:12.080,0:21:16.080
effort into reaching a goal you’ll never

0:21:14.159,0:21:17.919
know how it feels to get there

0:21:16.080,0:21:19.440
it may be difficult when you first start

0:21:17.919,0:21:20.960
but once you begin succeeding your

0:21:19.440,0:21:22.960
confidence grows

0:21:20.960,0:21:24.080
when your confidence grows it won’t be

0:21:22.960,0:21:27.360
scary to go all

0:21:24.080,0:21:29.679
in anymore you begin to build on that

0:21:27.360,0:21:31.840
on that earned confidence and realize

0:21:29.679,0:21:33.440
how much you can accomplish

0:21:31.840,0:21:35.520
and this is something that you and i

0:21:33.440,0:21:37.760
have discussed

0:21:35.520,0:21:39.200
repeatedly in the past with your

0:21:37.760,0:21:42.880
academics

0:21:39.200,0:21:45.520
the fact that you are repeatedly

0:21:42.880,0:21:47.120
successful and consistently successful

0:21:45.520,0:21:50.159
at what you do

0:21:47.120,0:21:52.320
with the grades that you bring home but

0:21:50.159,0:21:53.520
you don’t have the confidence moving

0:21:52.320,0:21:57.200
forward

0:21:53.520,0:21:59.280
the longer you’re consistently effective

0:21:57.200,0:22:01.520
at academics the more that confidence

0:21:59.280,0:22:04.400
will build and over time

0:22:01.520,0:22:05.520
you’re going to start understanding that

0:22:04.400,0:22:08.559
the challenges that you

0:22:05.520,0:22:10.400
face aren’t insurmountable challenges

0:22:08.559,0:22:12.720
and eventually and even to a certain

0:22:10.400,0:22:14.720
extent now because of the

0:22:12.720,0:22:16.320
more advanced courses that you’re taking

0:22:14.720,0:22:17.280
you’re going to want to challenge

0:22:16.320,0:22:18.799
yourself

0:22:17.280,0:22:19.919
that confidence level is going to get

0:22:18.799,0:22:22.720
you to the point that you want to

0:22:19.919,0:22:25.200
challenge yourself and do harder things

0:22:22.720,0:22:26.720
and that all is reflected in your gpa as

0:22:25.200,0:22:28.640
well

0:22:26.720,0:22:30.000
the last benefit we have to talk about

0:22:28.640,0:22:33.520
here

0:22:30.000,0:22:35.360
is better personal image so a high gpa

0:22:33.520,0:22:36.559
shows more than how good you are as a

0:22:35.360,0:22:38.480
student

0:22:36.559,0:22:40.159
everyone knows it takes great effort to

0:22:38.480,0:22:42.640
get those high grades

0:22:40.159,0:22:43.280
and your gpa is evidence that you’re

0:22:42.640,0:22:45.360
capable

0:22:43.280,0:22:46.720
and willing to work hard to achieve your

0:22:45.360,0:22:48.640
goals

0:22:46.720,0:22:51.760
it shows that you’re able to maintain

0:22:48.640,0:22:54.080
consistency during schooling

0:22:51.760,0:22:55.679
it’s a sign of your commitment time

0:22:54.080,0:22:57.760
management skills

0:22:55.679,0:22:59.280
and ability to handle tough assignments

0:22:57.760,0:22:59.840
and this kind of goes back to what we’re

0:22:59.280,0:23:02.240
saying

0:22:59.840,0:23:02.880
earlier in the first segment that your

0:23:02.240,0:23:04.320
gpa

0:23:02.880,0:23:06.880
isn’t just a reflection of you

0:23:04.320,0:23:09.520
scholastically it’s a statement

0:23:06.880,0:23:10.240
of the traits and qualities that you

0:23:09.520,0:23:13.600
have

0:23:10.240,0:23:16.880
that allow you to be so uh accomplished

0:23:13.600,0:23:18.480
scholastically so those are some of the

0:23:16.880,0:23:20.720
good benefits

0:23:18.480,0:23:22.080
but with every good benefit there are

0:23:20.720,0:23:23.919
some downsides right

0:23:22.080,0:23:25.760
yep why don’t you tell us about some of

0:23:23.919,0:23:28.880
the downsides

0:23:25.760,0:23:32.000
so one of the main downsides

0:23:28.880,0:23:34.080
is having to prove yourself more talking

0:23:32.000,0:23:36.320
to an administration’s committee

0:23:34.080,0:23:38.720
or having a job interview will always be

0:23:36.320,0:23:41.360
a challenge if you have a low gpa

0:23:38.720,0:23:43.679
the thing is that you’ll have to make

0:23:41.360,0:23:45.919
people believe that you

0:23:43.679,0:23:48.080
believe you about your other positive

0:23:45.919,0:23:50.080
aspects and that you really are a good

0:23:48.080,0:23:53.360
student despite your lacking academic

0:23:50.080,0:23:54.799
performance it could even come to having

0:23:53.360,0:23:56.960
to format and compo

0:23:54.799,0:23:58.960
and compose your resumes and cover

0:23:56.960,0:24:02.240
letters in a specific way

0:23:58.960,0:24:04.240
to avoid scrutiny of a low gpa

0:24:02.240,0:24:06.320
yes and this is something that i’ve seen

0:24:04.240,0:24:09.039
cross my desk a number of times in fact

0:24:06.320,0:24:12.720
i’m hiring for a position now

0:24:09.039,0:24:14.799
that i would say probably

0:24:12.720,0:24:16.840
60 of the people aren’t qualified for

0:24:14.799,0:24:19.200
the position just looking at their

0:24:16.840,0:24:19.679
resume and the problem you have is that

0:24:19.200,0:24:23.600
if your

0:24:19.679,0:24:24.720
gpa is not acceptable we’ll say

0:24:23.600,0:24:27.120
i’m not saying you have to come in with

0:24:24.720,0:24:30.960
a 4.0 but if it’s

0:24:27.120,0:24:34.320
below a three or or lower than that

0:24:30.960,0:24:35.919
then the majority of the time you spend

0:24:34.320,0:24:39.520
at a job interview

0:24:35.919,0:24:41.600
is trying to sell yourself

0:24:39.520,0:24:43.840
and that gets very hard if you’re not a

0:24:41.600,0:24:47.840
salesperson

0:24:43.840,0:24:49.840
with a high gpa when you walk in

0:24:47.840,0:24:52.960
the paperwork is there it’s like walking

0:24:49.840,0:24:55.440
in with with degrees right off the bat

0:24:52.960,0:24:56.880
you know the evidence is there it sells

0:24:55.440,0:24:59.600
you

0:24:56.880,0:25:01.279
then the interviewer has a chance to get

0:24:59.600,0:25:04.240
to know you and just

0:25:01.279,0:25:05.520
be more casual and talk and you can be

0:25:04.240,0:25:07.039
yourself at that point in time you’re

0:25:05.520,0:25:08.880
not putting on a sales pitch

0:25:07.039,0:25:10.880
yeah so it makes interviews so much

0:25:08.880,0:25:13.039
easier

0:25:10.880,0:25:15.360
the other downside that you have is a

0:25:13.039,0:25:18.559
bad image

0:25:15.360,0:25:20.880
earning good grades means having to find

0:25:18.559,0:25:22.880
compromises and push through difficult

0:25:20.880,0:25:25.440
tasks and assignments

0:25:22.880,0:25:27.520
a low gpa shows that you were unable to

0:25:25.440,0:25:29.360
face these tasks

0:25:27.520,0:25:31.279
even though it was the goal you needed

0:25:29.360,0:25:33.600
to achieve

0:25:31.279,0:25:35.440
even if you’ll claim that you have good

0:25:33.600,0:25:38.480
and diverse personality

0:25:35.440,0:25:41.600
your gpa score may contradict that

0:25:38.480,0:25:42.080
it’s very hard this is a first

0:25:41.600,0:25:43.360
impression

0:25:42.080,0:25:45.679
type thing and they tell you that first

0:25:43.360,0:25:47.679
impressions are the most important

0:25:45.679,0:25:49.600
when you walk in and someone sees that

0:25:47.679,0:25:52.559
you have a low gpa

0:25:49.600,0:25:53.840
it immediately sets a negative tone to

0:25:52.559,0:25:55.279
the interview

0:25:53.840,0:25:57.840
and then you have to spend the rest of

0:25:55.279,0:25:59.919
the interview overcoming that

0:25:57.840,0:26:03.200
so that’s one of the pitfalls that you

0:25:59.919,0:26:04.640
have going into just a job interview but

0:26:03.200,0:26:06.720
you know there are times you won’t even

0:26:04.640,0:26:07.600
get your foot in the door or get a job

0:26:06.720,0:26:10.240
interview

0:26:07.600,0:26:12.480
when you come in with too low a gpa or

0:26:10.240,0:26:15.679
certainly for a college admissions board

0:26:12.480,0:26:17.919
well what’s the next one we have

0:26:15.679,0:26:18.960
so the next one is lacking skills and

0:26:17.919,0:26:20.960
knowledge

0:26:18.960,0:26:22.559
even if you paid full attention in the

0:26:20.960,0:26:23.840
subjects that interested you and

0:26:22.559,0:26:26.880
neglected others

0:26:23.840,0:26:28.400
it’s still bad news your low gpa only

0:26:26.880,0:26:29.760
means that you’ve missed out on

0:26:28.400,0:26:31.919
developing your logic

0:26:29.760,0:26:34.000
critical thinking and were unable to

0:26:31.919,0:26:36.640
shift your attitude toward working

0:26:34.000,0:26:39.120
on a higher overall score instead of

0:26:36.640,0:26:41.120
focusing on a single subject

0:26:39.120,0:26:43.360
even if you’re an outstanding expert in

0:26:41.120,0:26:45.039
your field there is still some basic

0:26:43.360,0:26:46.559
knowledge you need to have

0:26:45.039,0:26:48.400
if you’re in a situation where that

0:26:46.559,0:26:50.840
knowledge is required you risk

0:26:48.400,0:26:54.480
embarrassing yourself or cop

0:26:50.840,0:26:57.120
or compromising or compromising a

0:26:54.480,0:26:58.640
project you may be participating in

0:26:57.120,0:27:00.799
yeah and that kind of goes back to what

0:26:58.640,0:27:03.360
we’re talking about

0:27:00.799,0:27:04.320
before where if you’re not competent for

0:27:03.360,0:27:06.080
a job but you do

0:27:04.320,0:27:08.960
manage to sell yourself and get hired

0:27:06.080,0:27:11.039
for it then what do you do

0:27:08.960,0:27:12.159
you know if you don’t have the skills if

0:27:11.039,0:27:13.840
you didn’t have the skills to get the

0:27:12.159,0:27:15.200
gpa in the first place and didn’t put

0:27:13.840,0:27:16.799
the effort in

0:27:15.200,0:27:19.200
and didn’t develop the time management

0:27:16.799,0:27:20.720
skills and you find yourself in a

0:27:19.200,0:27:21.520
position where you have to manage a

0:27:20.720,0:27:24.159
project or

0:27:21.520,0:27:26.559
or produce something and you don’t

0:27:24.159,0:27:29.600
really have those skills

0:27:26.559,0:27:31.520
what do you do then yeah i mean that’s a

0:27:29.600,0:27:32.960
very difficult position to be in at that

0:27:31.520,0:27:34.480
point

0:27:32.960,0:27:37.120
and the last thing you want to do is let

0:27:34.480,0:27:39.039
down your employer or lean on

0:27:37.120,0:27:40.799
your co-workers and have them carry you

0:27:39.039,0:27:42.559
because you can’t do that through your

0:27:40.799,0:27:44.559
whole life you might be able to skirt by

0:27:42.559,0:27:46.840
one or two projects

0:27:44.559,0:27:48.080
you know this it kind of makes me think

0:27:46.840,0:27:50.480
of

0:27:48.080,0:27:51.600
when you have group projects at school

0:27:50.480,0:27:54.000
and

0:27:51.600,0:27:55.840
the other members in your group don’t

0:27:54.000,0:27:57.919
participate as much as they should and

0:27:55.840,0:28:01.360
you carry the whole group

0:27:57.919,0:28:02.880
you make them look good because of how

0:28:01.360,0:28:04.480
good you are

0:28:02.880,0:28:06.799
but the next project that they’re on

0:28:04.480,0:28:08.480
they might not have you as a partner

0:28:06.799,0:28:10.080
and they might have someone like them as

0:28:08.480,0:28:11.679
a partner

0:28:10.080,0:28:13.200
and then what do they do they don’t

0:28:11.679,0:28:16.240
learn anything at that point

0:28:13.200,0:28:16.880
yeah and if you continue to do do that

0:28:16.240,0:28:18.640
through your

0:28:16.880,0:28:20.320
scholastic career and you let other

0:28:18.640,0:28:21.679
people carry you

0:28:20.320,0:28:23.279
there comes a point where they’re going

0:28:21.679,0:28:25.279
to stop someone’s going to stop carrying

0:28:23.279,0:28:26.880
you you have to deliver at some point in

0:28:25.279,0:28:30.880
time

0:28:26.880,0:28:32.640
and if you’ve been doing that for years

0:28:30.880,0:28:35.440
you’re kind of left in alerts there you

0:28:32.640,0:28:38.720
can’t do anything about it

0:28:35.440,0:28:41.679
so we did talk about time management

0:28:38.720,0:28:43.600
so inconsistencies in your grades that

0:28:41.679,0:28:45.200
led to a low gpa

0:28:43.600,0:28:47.440
can show you couldn’t manage your

0:28:45.200,0:28:49.200
priorities and leave enough time for all

0:28:47.440,0:28:50.720
classes

0:28:49.200,0:28:53.120
this isn’t a good sign when you’re

0:28:50.720,0:28:53.520
applying for a job or when you try to

0:28:53.120,0:28:56.720
enter

0:28:53.520,0:28:58.799
university if that’s not enough some

0:28:56.720,0:29:00.480
might even interpret it as a lack of

0:28:58.799,0:29:02.480
self-discipline

0:29:00.480,0:29:04.720
because you couldn’t push yourself to

0:29:02.480,0:29:08.159
earn the desired score

0:29:04.720,0:29:10.399
so again it’s a reflection of yourself

0:29:08.159,0:29:11.360
so what’s the last one that we have here

0:29:10.399,0:29:14.320
the last one

0:29:11.360,0:29:15.760
is other people’s judgment gpa is not

0:29:14.320,0:29:19.279
only an extremely important

0:29:15.760,0:29:21.440
important metric in modern education

0:29:19.279,0:29:23.279
but it’s also important that other but

0:29:21.440,0:29:24.640
it’s also important that other people

0:29:23.279,0:29:26.559
may build their whole

0:29:24.640,0:29:28.320
judgment about you as a person around

0:29:26.559,0:29:31.760
your gpa only

0:29:28.320,0:29:33.440
which kind of sound which i’m not sure

0:29:31.760,0:29:36.159
if you want to do that entirely

0:29:33.440,0:29:38.720
but sure i guess i don’t know yeah it’s

0:29:36.159,0:29:40.480
probably not a good thing but

0:29:38.720,0:29:41.840
like they say some people do that

0:29:40.480,0:29:45.039
because that’s

0:29:41.840,0:29:46.399
if you don’t come up with a good gpa

0:29:45.039,0:29:48.640
you’re not even going to get people’s

0:29:46.399,0:29:51.279
attention

0:29:48.640,0:29:52.320
a higher gpa can be correlated to higher

0:29:51.279,0:29:54.799
intelligence

0:29:52.320,0:29:55.760
better dedication and commitment willing

0:29:54.799,0:29:58.399
to work hard

0:29:55.760,0:30:00.880
and meet up and meet your obligations

0:29:58.399,0:30:02.399
but a low gba can be interpreted as the

0:30:00.880,0:30:04.480
exact opposite

0:30:02.399,0:30:06.080
right you know with a low gpa people

0:30:04.480,0:30:08.480
look at that and they think well

0:30:06.080,0:30:09.760
you didn’t really apply yourself or

0:30:08.480,0:30:12.960
maybe you’re lazy

0:30:09.760,0:30:14.799
or maybe you aren’t that intelligent

0:30:12.960,0:30:16.880
maybe you don’t have the qualities that

0:30:14.799,0:30:19.919
we’re looking for in our students

0:30:16.880,0:30:22.000
at this college maybe you don’t have the

0:30:19.919,0:30:25.440
ability to do the job that we’re looking

0:30:22.000,0:30:27.600
to hire you for when you come in with

0:30:25.440,0:30:30.720
those negative

0:30:27.600,0:30:33.279
impressions with a low gpa it’s an

0:30:30.720,0:30:35.360
uphill battle at that point in time

0:30:33.279,0:30:37.360
you may be able to do the job maybe you

0:30:35.360,0:30:39.760
coast it through high school

0:30:37.360,0:30:41.520
people do that you know maybe you’re a

0:30:39.760,0:30:43.919
lot smarter than what the piece of paper

0:30:41.520,0:30:47.120
in front of you says

0:30:43.919,0:30:48.559
but you have to prove that yeah you know

0:30:47.120,0:30:51.039
instead of walking in with a piece of

0:30:48.559,0:30:54.080
paper that says i’m that smart it’s

0:30:51.039,0:30:56.080
it does the job for you at that point

0:30:54.080,0:30:57.919
so there’s definitely detriments to low

0:30:56.080,0:30:59.200
gpas

0:30:57.919,0:31:00.320
so we’re going to take our last break

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insightsintothings.com

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welcome back to insights into teens

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so how do you improve your gpa and i

0:32:19.919,0:32:22.799
think the first thing we should talk

0:32:21.200,0:32:24.799
about is the fact that you need to know

0:32:22.799,0:32:26.720
what your gpa is

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and if you see that your gpa isn’t that

0:32:26.720,0:32:31.360
high don’t leave it that way

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do something about it there’s a couple

0:32:31.360,0:32:34.080
of ways you know we’ll talk about a

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couple of ways you can improve your

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score but

0:32:35.279,0:32:39.039
you need to make sure you’re looking at

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what your your grades are on a regular

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basis because

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as you move along you’ll find it’s a lot

0:32:43.360,0:32:46.960
easier to keep them

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up if you see a dip anywhere along the

0:32:46.960,0:32:50.960
lines

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what’s our first tip on how to improve

0:32:50.960,0:32:54.559
your gpa

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so the first tip is date is take

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difficult classes

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this might seem counterintuitive but

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more challenged can bring more

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improvement

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with more challenges you’ll progress

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faster and earn grades that you deserve

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this mainly applies to people with a

0:33:07.200,0:33:11.039
good enough gpa

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but who want to improve it i think this

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is a great example of what you’re doing

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right now

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you’re in how many advanced classes

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right now three

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so you’re in three now you’re moving

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into

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the college prep courses that you’re

0:33:24.080,0:33:28.080
going to be starting at the

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on the academy level when you go into

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high school next year

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how did you take the difficulty

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as you move from one advanced class to

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three advanced classes from

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last year to this year how did that

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impact

0:33:42.080,0:33:46.799
you from a workload and difficulty

0:33:45.039,0:33:50.320
standpoint

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well i will say i

0:33:50.320,0:33:56.399
was definitely expected of more

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like i would have live classes with my

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advanced science

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and um history teachers which were the

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extra classes i was

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uh taking for advanced

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and there were a lot of times where they

0:34:06.799,0:34:10.079
said like since you’re in advance i

0:34:08.879,0:34:12.159
expect you to do

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this and a lot of time it was referring

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to how much work we were doing and how

0:34:14.879,0:34:19.040
our work

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should look like and um

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i will say the tech um the tests

0:34:22.639,0:34:28.000
were a little more difficult i kind of

0:34:25.440,0:34:31.280
had to learn the flow of each of them

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so um yeah

0:34:31.280,0:34:34.879
it was kind of difficult and i was

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expected of more

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um but i did end up getting kind of used

0:34:36.879,0:34:42.480
to it yeah the expectations go up

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there’s there’s less hand-holding uh

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there’s more

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expectation for independent work and

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independent thinking

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and all of that drives you towards you

0:34:50.639,0:34:54.560
know

0:34:51.359,0:34:56.960
going to college because you’re not

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going to get handheld in college

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what’s the next hint that we have uh the

0:34:59.839,0:35:04.079
next one we have

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is ask for help there’s nothing wrong

0:35:04.079,0:35:06.480
with asking for assistance when you need

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it

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many students who experience

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difficulties make the same mistake

0:35:10.880,0:35:15.440
they keep silent about it asking for

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help is a smarter decision than trying

0:35:15.440,0:35:17.920
to figure

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out the solution to the problem on your

0:35:17.920,0:35:22.079
own that’s probably really important at

0:35:20.640,0:35:22.880
the high school level because the

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teachers are

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there to educate you it’s their job

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to make you succeed with that in mind

0:35:30.720,0:35:34.800
how are you about asking for help when

0:35:32.560,0:35:36.480
you don’t understand something

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i definitely think i’m better than i was

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before when i was in seventh

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and sixth mainly seventh grade

0:35:41.839,0:35:46.079
i was always kind of scared to raise my

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hand to either answer a question

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or ask a question because i think

0:35:50.640,0:35:55.280
id is a thing well my answer is stupid

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or my question’s stupid or maybe i’m

0:35:55.280,0:35:58.480
disrupting them or maybe she can’t help

0:35:57.280,0:36:00.160
me or

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i just kind of went through all those

0:36:00.160,0:36:05.119
problems in my head

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um and i guess since i’ve

0:36:05.119,0:36:09.359
been online for school now um asking for

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questions

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asking questions has kind of been easier

0:36:11.680,0:36:14.320
for me and i kind of know that asking

0:36:13.599,0:36:17.359
questions

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is better and i have gotten extra help

0:36:17.359,0:36:21.599
with them

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so yeah i’m better than

0:36:21.599,0:36:25.440
where i was that’s good yeah i guess i

0:36:23.839,0:36:28.160
guess working online because you can

0:36:25.440,0:36:30.320
directly message the teacher you’re not

0:36:28.160,0:36:32.400
you know the focus of the class isn’t on

0:36:30.320,0:36:34.000
you when you’re asking a question

0:36:32.400,0:36:35.520
i could certainly see that and and the

0:36:34.000,0:36:37.760
fact that you’re seeing good results

0:36:35.520,0:36:39.599
from that’s important

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my philosophy has always been the only

0:36:39.599,0:36:43.680
stupid question is the one you don’t ask

0:36:42.000,0:36:45.119
there’s never any question you shouldn’t

0:36:43.680,0:36:46.640
ask you should always feel comfortable

0:36:45.119,0:36:50.000
doing that

0:36:46.640,0:36:52.000
what’s our next hint um our next hint is

0:36:50.000,0:36:53.119
focus on your studies and follow the

0:36:52.000,0:36:54.400
schedule

0:36:53.119,0:36:56.160
you need to fight the urge to

0:36:54.400,0:36:58.240
procrastinate

0:36:56.160,0:37:00.560
creating an individual schedule can help

0:36:58.240,0:37:03.119
you focus on achieving your goals

0:37:00.560,0:37:04.960
have a session of critical thinking and

0:37:03.119,0:37:06.880
work on your study habits

0:37:04.960,0:37:08.320
this usually shows areas that need

0:37:06.880,0:37:11.359
improvement

0:37:08.320,0:37:13.359
so how are you at

0:37:11.359,0:37:14.960
keeping your schedule especially now

0:37:13.359,0:37:16.320
that you’re you’re working

0:37:14.960,0:37:18.320
you know you’re schooling from home it’s

0:37:16.320,0:37:20.640
got to be difficult to keep a schedule

0:37:18.320,0:37:22.400
i mean especially when we first started

0:37:20.640,0:37:24.000
because it was

0:37:22.400,0:37:26.640
really kind of crazy when we first

0:37:24.000,0:37:29.280
started we didn’t really have a schedule

0:37:26.640,0:37:30.240
it was just okay all your classes gave

0:37:29.280,0:37:32.320
you work

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just do it by the end of the day or do

0:37:32.320,0:37:37.520
it when we think it’s due

0:37:34.160,0:37:40.880
now we do actually have periods for it

0:37:37.520,0:37:42.240
and i am able to better keep my schedule

0:37:40.880,0:37:45.280
for that

0:37:42.240,0:37:48.000
um and for after school if i do

0:37:45.280,0:37:50.000
have work i need to do i focus on one

0:37:48.000,0:37:52.240
thing get that done then focus on

0:37:50.000,0:37:54.240
another thing get that done and i kind

0:37:52.240,0:37:56.800
of have a set schedule in a way

0:37:54.240,0:37:59.520
yeah there’s a there’s a an overall lack

0:37:56.800,0:38:01.440
of appreciation i think for routine

0:37:59.520,0:38:02.720
you know the routines that we get into

0:38:01.440,0:38:05.599
on a day-to-day basis

0:38:02.720,0:38:06.960
really help us to keep our focus to keep

0:38:05.599,0:38:08.960
us organized

0:38:06.960,0:38:10.480
and to a certain extent to motivate us

0:38:08.960,0:38:12.480
you know if i know that i’m going to get

0:38:10.480,0:38:14.640
out of school at a certain time

0:38:12.480,0:38:16.160
then i’m going to work to that goal if i

0:38:14.640,0:38:18.320
know that lunch is right around the

0:38:16.160,0:38:19.920
corner and my stomach’s growling

0:38:18.320,0:38:23.440
then i’m going to work to get my stuff

0:38:19.920,0:38:25.599
done so it’s these little milestones

0:38:23.440,0:38:26.880
that help and when you when you get out

0:38:25.599,0:38:30.000
into the real world and you’re

0:38:26.880,0:38:32.079
you’re working a job you sort of set

0:38:30.000,0:38:33.280
those for yourself as well usually they

0:38:32.079,0:38:35.359
tend to revolve around

0:38:33.280,0:38:36.960
time off or holidays or something like

0:38:35.359,0:38:38.960
that

0:38:36.960,0:38:41.280
or projects you know if i know i have a

0:38:38.960,0:38:43.280
project that i’m working on now

0:38:41.280,0:38:44.800
that project usually is planned out to

0:38:43.280,0:38:47.200
the point where

0:38:44.800,0:38:48.160
i know when it’s going to end roughly

0:38:47.200,0:38:51.119
and you

0:38:48.160,0:38:52.800
work at a pace to get to that point so

0:38:51.119,0:38:54.400
that when you get to that point you

0:38:52.800,0:38:55.680
have a chance you sprint up to that

0:38:54.400,0:38:56.960
point and you have a chance to take a

0:38:55.680,0:38:59.440
breather

0:38:56.960,0:39:00.880
so scheduling and routine are very

0:38:59.440,0:39:04.000
helpful

0:39:00.880,0:39:05.119
what’s next next up is find the right

0:39:04.000,0:39:07.200
balance

0:39:05.119,0:39:08.400
finding balance is a challenge many

0:39:07.200,0:39:12.079
students fail

0:39:08.400,0:39:15.520
it seems that they aren’t it seems they

0:39:12.079,0:39:17.119
um it seems that they can’t figure out

0:39:15.520,0:39:20.240
where to draw the line between

0:39:17.119,0:39:22.079
so between studies and social life which

0:39:20.240,0:39:23.200
normally results in poor academic

0:39:22.079,0:39:25.920
performance

0:39:23.200,0:39:27.520
spend a couple days monitoring how how

0:39:25.920,0:39:28.560
much time you spend on different

0:39:27.520,0:39:31.280
activities

0:39:28.560,0:39:32.880
then make the necessary adjustments and

0:39:31.280,0:39:34.160
one of the advantages i think we have

0:39:32.880,0:39:37.200
right now is

0:39:34.160,0:39:40.000
there really isn’t much social life

0:39:37.200,0:39:41.520
but before the pandemic happened how did

0:39:40.000,0:39:43.599
you find that balance

0:39:41.520,0:39:45.839
because obviously it didn’t your grades

0:39:43.599,0:39:47.599
have been very good for

0:39:45.839,0:39:49.200
quite some time now so you must have

0:39:47.599,0:39:51.119
struck a balance there somewhere how did

0:39:49.200,0:39:54.000
you do that

0:39:51.119,0:39:54.000
well um

0:39:54.480,0:39:58.240
i’ll start off where um when i was in

0:39:57.280,0:40:01.440
sixth grade

0:39:58.240,0:40:02.320
which uh still was an interesting time

0:40:01.440,0:40:04.400
in my life

0:40:02.320,0:40:05.359
um it was kind of where i tried to find

0:40:04.400,0:40:08.880
the balance

0:40:05.359,0:40:10.400
at that point um and when i was doing my

0:40:08.880,0:40:13.599
schoolwork um

0:40:10.400,0:40:15.200
in aftercare um i guess i would kind of

0:40:13.599,0:40:17.040
balance my social life

0:40:15.200,0:40:18.560
at the same time like i’d get my work

0:40:17.040,0:40:20.960
done

0:40:18.560,0:40:22.000
and then i’d go and do something else my

0:40:20.960,0:40:25.280
work always came

0:40:22.000,0:40:26.960
first and then when i was done i would

0:40:25.280,0:40:29.119
go and be social

0:40:26.960,0:40:31.200
and even when i was doing my work i was

0:40:29.119,0:40:32.400
kind of able to be social because my one

0:40:31.200,0:40:34.480
friend was

0:40:32.400,0:40:36.640
younger than me and would usually

0:40:34.480,0:40:38.480
sometimes need help with her work and i

0:40:36.640,0:40:41.040
would always be there to assist

0:40:38.480,0:40:44.160
and it was never too hard to the it was

0:40:41.040,0:40:45.920
she never really asked to

0:40:44.160,0:40:47.280
she never really distracted me like

0:40:45.920,0:40:50.319
everything else did

0:40:47.280,0:40:52.560
um me and her were just working on our

0:40:50.319,0:40:54.480
schoolwork and it was kind of regular

0:40:52.560,0:40:56.160
by the time i was in seventh grade and i

0:40:54.480,0:40:58.560
didn’t have aftercare

0:40:56.160,0:40:59.440
i was able to focus more on my studies

0:40:58.560,0:41:02.240
and

0:40:59.440,0:41:04.800
since i really didn’t have any clubs at

0:41:02.240,0:41:07.839
the time i didn’t really

0:41:04.800,0:41:09.839
um have a social life outside of school

0:41:07.839,0:41:10.880
besides of course texting my friends and

0:41:09.839,0:41:13.359
stuff

0:41:10.880,0:41:14.160
um but in school i would have my one

0:41:13.359,0:41:16.400
friend at

0:41:14.160,0:41:17.280
i would talk with my one friend at lunch

0:41:16.400,0:41:20.560
and

0:41:17.280,0:41:23.680
my friend my friend mariah and i would

0:41:20.560,0:41:24.960
go to our buses together um once i was

0:41:23.680,0:41:27.520
done in my locker

0:41:24.960,0:41:28.240
so we had a bit of extra time to talk so

0:41:27.520,0:41:30.560
it sounded like

0:41:28.240,0:41:32.880
prioritization really is what gave you

0:41:30.560,0:41:35.200
that that balance

0:41:32.880,0:41:36.079
you always prioritize your your

0:41:35.200,0:41:38.960
academics

0:41:36.079,0:41:40.560
over your social life that might get

0:41:38.960,0:41:42.240
harder as you get older and you get

0:41:40.560,0:41:44.800
further into high school where social

0:41:42.240,0:41:46.960
you’re going to have much more uh

0:41:44.800,0:41:48.800
demands from the social side of

0:41:46.960,0:41:50.640
of things are going to be tugging at you

0:41:48.800,0:41:53.440
a little bit more than you were used to

0:41:50.640,0:41:55.359
so yeah you just kind of have to keep

0:41:53.440,0:41:58.640
that in mind

0:41:55.359,0:41:59.440
what the what’s our next one the next

0:41:58.640,0:42:02.560
stop

0:41:59.440,0:42:03.920
next we have uh know your strengths and

0:42:02.560,0:42:05.680
weaknesses

0:42:03.920,0:42:07.760
pick the subjects you’re interested in

0:42:05.680,0:42:08.960
the most and keep in mind that the more

0:42:07.760,0:42:11.359
classes you take

0:42:08.960,0:42:13.440
the less influence each class is going

0:42:11.359,0:42:15.440
to have on your gpa

0:42:13.440,0:42:16.640
it doesn’t mean that you need to cram

0:42:15.440,0:42:19.119
your schedule full

0:42:16.640,0:42:20.079
just pick what you think will keep you

0:42:19.119,0:42:22.480
interested

0:42:20.079,0:42:24.880
how do you think you are at determining

0:42:22.480,0:42:27.920
what your strengths and weaknesses are

0:42:24.880,0:42:30.000
well i definitely know that i’m very

0:42:27.920,0:42:33.440
strong in my academics

0:42:30.000,0:42:33.680
and i also know which hobbies i’m strong

0:42:33.440,0:42:36.480
in

0:42:33.680,0:42:38.160
and what i’m weak in and when it comes

0:42:36.480,0:42:39.920
to my academic subjects

0:42:38.160,0:42:41.920
i know which ones i’m better and then i

0:42:39.920,0:42:44.960
know which ones i’m worse in

0:42:41.920,0:42:48.000
so i kind of i definitely

0:42:44.960,0:42:50.480
don’t shy away from my weaknesses and i

0:42:48.000,0:42:52.720
try to highlight my strengths as well

0:42:50.480,0:42:54.720
so are there any academic habits you

0:42:52.720,0:42:58.720
have do you think

0:42:54.720,0:43:00.800
need to be improved um i guess more or

0:42:58.720,0:43:04.079
less understanding that my s

0:43:00.800,0:43:04.800
that i do have strengths uh like i said

0:43:04.079,0:43:07.760
i’m not

0:43:04.800,0:43:09.599
afraid to show my week to know my

0:43:07.760,0:43:12.319
weaknesses

0:43:09.599,0:43:14.319
but i do sometime but i do sometimes

0:43:12.319,0:43:17.520
overshadow my strengths

0:43:14.319,0:43:20.319
although i i am aware of a lot of them

0:43:17.520,0:43:21.200
sometimes they do get overshadowed um

0:43:20.319,0:43:23.520
just because

0:43:21.200,0:43:24.960
i kinda i guess just focus on accepting

0:43:23.520,0:43:27.920
my weaknesses more

0:43:24.960,0:43:29.280
right that makes sense what’s the last

0:43:27.920,0:43:31.599
one that we have

0:43:29.280,0:43:33.359
last one we have is set small goals and

0:43:31.599,0:43:35.920
give yourself rewards

0:43:33.359,0:43:37.440
instead of having one big goal of

0:43:35.920,0:43:39.520
improving your gpa

0:43:37.440,0:43:40.880
have a set of smaller more realistic

0:43:39.520,0:43:43.280
goals that you can

0:43:40.880,0:43:44.319
achieve in a shorter amount of time

0:43:43.280,0:43:45.839
satisfy

0:43:44.319,0:43:48.000
satisfying rewards will keep you

0:43:45.839,0:43:49.680
motivated so you’ll lower the chance of

0:43:48.000,0:43:50.319
losing interest and dropping the whole

0:43:49.680,0:43:52.079
idea

0:43:50.319,0:43:54.640
yeah this kind of goes along the

0:43:52.079,0:43:56.560
problem-solving philosophy that we’ve

0:43:54.640,0:43:58.160
we’ve talked about a number of times on

0:43:56.560,0:44:00.160
the podcast

0:43:58.160,0:44:01.839
and that is take those bigger challenges

0:44:00.160,0:44:04.160
that you have and find a way to

0:44:01.839,0:44:06.560
divide them up into smaller goals

0:44:04.160,0:44:06.560
smaller

0:44:06.800,0:44:11.440
smaller pieces and then you attack those

0:44:09.040,0:44:13.280
pieces individually and eventually

0:44:11.440,0:44:14.480
you start seeing the progress that

0:44:13.280,0:44:17.440
you’re making and those

0:44:14.480,0:44:19.599
pieces that you’ve conquered and solved

0:44:17.440,0:44:21.200
start to assemble like a puzzle

0:44:19.599,0:44:23.200
until eventually you’ve got the whole

0:44:21.200,0:44:26.560
thing solved yep

0:44:23.200,0:44:28.720
because you’ll find from a inspiration

0:44:26.560,0:44:31.119
and motivation standpoint

0:44:28.720,0:44:33.359
and even from a morale standpoint it’s a

0:44:31.119,0:44:34.319
lot easier to break things into smaller

0:44:33.359,0:44:36.160
chunks

0:44:34.319,0:44:37.760
and start getting some of those early

0:44:36.160,0:44:40.400
victories what we we like to

0:44:37.760,0:44:42.319
call you know the low-hanging fruit

0:44:40.400,0:44:44.720
let’s establish some

0:44:42.319,0:44:46.480
uh triumphs right off the bat here let’s

0:44:44.720,0:44:48.240
get a couple of wins under our belt then

0:44:46.480,0:44:49.920
we’re going to feel good about it

0:44:48.240,0:44:51.680
we’re going to be motivated to continue

0:44:49.920,0:44:54.240
on and then we’ll start getting the more

0:44:51.680,0:44:55.680
progressively difficult things done and

0:44:54.240,0:44:58.400
before you know it you’re 90

0:44:55.680,0:45:00.720
of the way there you’re almost done so

0:44:58.400,0:45:03.760
dividing things into smaller

0:45:00.720,0:45:04.880
batches is very important and giving

0:45:03.760,0:45:07.760
yourself rewards

0:45:04.880,0:45:09.440
you know the reward could be finishing

0:45:07.760,0:45:10.640
one of those projects and solving one of

0:45:09.440,0:45:12.319
those things

0:45:10.640,0:45:14.079
the other thing could just be all right

0:45:12.319,0:45:18.640
i’m gonna work

0:45:14.079,0:45:21.599
on this term paper until

0:45:18.640,0:45:22.960
such and such time and the reward that i

0:45:21.599,0:45:24.400
get you know i’m gonna go get something

0:45:22.960,0:45:25.760
to drink or i want to get up and stretch

0:45:24.400,0:45:28.079
or something like that

0:45:25.760,0:45:28.800
and you work in in little shifts like

0:45:28.079,0:45:30.960
that

0:45:28.800,0:45:32.480
so that you you keep yourself motivated

0:45:30.960,0:45:33.839
so that you’re not sitting there getting

0:45:32.480,0:45:35.599
bored or

0:45:33.839,0:45:37.200
distracted you don’t want your mind

0:45:35.599,0:45:38.880
wandering you need to take those little

0:45:37.200,0:45:41.040
breaks those little rewards go play

0:45:38.880,0:45:43.359
video games for a little bit and veg out

0:45:41.040,0:45:44.720
clear your head come back and start a

0:45:43.359,0:45:47.119
new

0:45:44.720,0:45:47.760
you know one of the things that i always

0:45:47.119,0:45:48.960
say is

0:45:47.760,0:45:50.400
if you’re working on a problem and

0:45:48.960,0:45:51.599
you’re too close to it you need to step

0:45:50.400,0:45:54.240
away for a little bit

0:45:51.599,0:45:55.760
and you need to clear your head then you

0:45:54.240,0:45:57.920
step back into it you can look at it

0:45:55.760,0:46:00.000
from a different perspective

0:45:57.920,0:46:02.960
so these are all really good uh

0:46:00.000,0:46:05.200
suggestions on how to improve your gpa

0:46:02.960,0:46:06.640
obviously right now they’re not things

0:46:05.200,0:46:09.520
that you need to worry about because

0:46:06.640,0:46:10.800
your gpa is high enough but

0:46:09.520,0:46:12.160
there’s a lot of people out there that

0:46:10.800,0:46:13.599
could probably use a little bit of help

0:46:12.160,0:46:17.760
in that area

0:46:13.599,0:46:21.040
i hope we’ve kind of done the article

0:46:17.760,0:46:23.440
and i’ve uh have you pandered

0:46:21.040,0:46:24.319
justice here and emphasize the

0:46:23.440,0:46:28.480
importance

0:46:24.319,0:46:31.359
of how your gpa can affect you

0:46:28.480,0:46:31.760
academically professionally personally

0:46:31.359,0:46:33.760
and

0:46:31.760,0:46:34.880
talked about some of the high points

0:46:33.760,0:46:36.240
there

0:46:34.880,0:46:43.200
we’ll be right back and we’ll get your

0:46:36.240,0:46:45.920
closing remarks all right

0:46:43.200,0:46:46.240
go for your closing remarks all right so

0:46:45.920,0:46:48.319
to

0:46:46.240,0:46:49.839
anyone out there who is looking to

0:46:48.319,0:46:52.960
improve their gpa

0:46:49.839,0:46:56.000
for if if it is low or

0:46:52.960,0:46:58.240
for just of the sake of improving it i

0:46:56.000,0:46:59.440
would recommend that you would try out

0:46:58.240,0:47:02.079
some of these

0:46:59.440,0:47:03.040
um some of the things we mentioned here

0:47:02.079,0:47:07.200
and

0:47:03.040,0:47:10.079
if these are not enough for you

0:47:07.200,0:47:11.760
go ahead and try and find other ways get

0:47:10.079,0:47:15.520
inside from others who have

0:47:11.760,0:47:18.560
had the same experience as you um

0:47:15.520,0:47:22.960
and stay in school

0:47:18.560,0:47:25.920
stay in school yeah okay sage advice as

0:47:22.960,0:47:27.280
usual thank you um don’t you don’t have

0:47:25.920,0:47:28.880
to hit the microphone there’s no need to

0:47:27.280,0:47:32.559
get back i didn’t mean to hit

0:47:28.880,0:47:33.280
it uh before we go i would also i would

0:47:32.559,0:47:35.200
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