How to Get Through Tough GenEd Electives?

I have a near 4.0 GPA and as per my college's general education requirements, I have to take an advanced english literature course. I hate it - it's not interesting and the professor grades papers like @EliteStudent11 responds to threads. How do you guys manage to get through these classes and not get a crappy grade?

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Comments (14)

Jan 30, 2019

Ok most of the time I'm trolling on here but I actually have a 4.0 so here is my expert opinion: (1) think about how many hours you spend in classes, working on assignments, studying (probably not equal to or greater than 40 hours, a minimal work week). Basically stop being a pussy (2) every time you do not get an A in a class you close a door. What if years down the line you decide that you want to go to law school, you want to go to Yale TOO BAD the median undergrad gpa for Yale law is 3.92 you're fucked if you weren't pulling close to all As (3) You should be 100% committed to everything you do, why are you choosing to be in college without also choosing to fully commit yourself to succeeding in college? Go balls deep, all day erey day. Never look back

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Jan 30, 2019

Also you need to play the game. Make these classes like a game for you that you are going to win. The game mentality is critical

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Jan 30, 2019
famejranc:

Go balls deep, all day erey day. Never look back

That's the motto

thots and prayers

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Jan 31, 2019

Looks like I am not getting into Yale Law.

Jan 30, 2019

Congrats you just saved yourself $250k

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Jan 30, 2019

One way around this. If NO OTHER professor is available. Then take this course at a local community college or at some other university as a visiting student; and have the credits transferred back. If you positive you're not going to get an A then I'd drop it.

Also atleast @EliteStudent11 is in IB, whereas you're prepping to go into a "Tax Preparing Career" lmao

thots and prayers

Jan 31, 2019
Sunshine Funshine:

I have to take an advanced english literature course. I hate it - it's not interesting

You need to find a way to make it interesting.

Jan 31, 2019

I don't even get the jab you tried to make. Spend less time focusing on me and more time studying and maybe you wouldn't have such shit grades

Fuckin my way thru nyc one chick at a time

Jan 31, 2019

In Russian, there's a saying, "cherez ne hochu." It translated to, "Through I don't want to."
It means, just shut the fuck up and do it.
I think more people need to adopt this mentality in the pursuit of goals.

You could have written half a paper in the time it took you to write this garbage.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jan 31, 2019

Yeah I have bad news about life and doing things you hate.

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Jan 31, 2019

Practical advice because my worst grades were in qualitative general education requirements:

Put them off until you get a professor who's really easy. If you can't get that, take them on a pass or fail basis. If you can't get that, take an online class from a big state school (cheap credits) and try to get the class to transfer in.

The other thing is to actually work at the class. Develop a real relationship with the instructor and ask questions at his meeting times. Write papers early and ask "what are the major weaknesses of this argument."

For more test-heavy classes, find someone who took the class last term and get their notes.