Did you get lower grades than your NT peers?

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Joe90
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18 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

I feel so underaverage for an Aspie because I did get quite low grades for my end-of-school exams, whilst other people I have spoken to since about grades they say they got at least one A or at least one B. I got mostly E's and F's.

I thought as an Aspie I would be getting higher grades. I have never got an A before, nor a B, maybe a C once. It might have been because I found it hard to get motivated to study. I would stare at the books and would not know where to begin. I just read through it and it just went in one ear and out the other, then I got distracted on to other things.

I didn't have any special interests, only out of control obsessions with men. Could getting low grades be because I had a hard time learning things I wasn't interested in? Mind you, I was interested in some science but I still couldn't grasp what I was taught. I think I'm more of an audio learner, though. I prefer to sit somewhere comfortably and hear someone talk about something interesting in a very simplistic way, without being too concise or too much detail, just in between where you can grasp everything you need to know and can ask questions. I couldn't get on with books or online sites. It was all so boring. I got a D in English, but was told I would have got lower if it weren't for my spelling. I have always been good with spelling.

Was anyone else the same as me when it came to school exams and studying?


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18 Jan 2014, 6:06 pm

I was quite fortunate to have gone to school in an era where nobody really cared about grades. however, if I had of put the effort in I would have got far higher grades than my peers I reckon.

I was just so bored with the whole education lark. I still don't believe in it now. You can earn quite good money without formal qualifications, you just have to apply yourself a little.


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18 Jan 2014, 6:19 pm

My grades have always been very spikey. I got As and Bs most of the time, but I usually got Fs and Cs for subjects I hated.


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18 Jan 2014, 6:20 pm

I got better grades than most of my NT classmates and I graduated with a B average. Also, my high school was filled with students who just didn't care about classes.



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18 Jan 2014, 6:24 pm

I was a semi-special need student,so I got graded different.



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18 Jan 2014, 6:25 pm

My grades were so bad that I almost failed HS. Terrible focus, not interested in the classes, not very good at math. Conversely I had a 3.8 GPA in college. Having an interest in what you're studying makes all the difference.


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18 Jan 2014, 6:54 pm

Mostly Bs and Cs. I only did "homework" if I could finish it in class or study hall. Once I got home, school was over for the day.

However, I was usually well ahead of my grade level in independent study because I read incessantly and between that and the ability to listen to lectures while I drew and retain nearly 100% comprehension, I made up for slacking on homework by testing very highly.

Except in math. You can't retain much from a math demonstration while you're looking at what you're drawing. :oops:

In spite of decent grades in everything else, I nearly didn't graduate with my class because of my horrible math skills. It was a real squeaker - I had to ace my Business Math final to have enough math credits to graduate. Thank God for bonus questions.



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18 Jan 2014, 7:11 pm

Except for math and science in which I excelled in. Everything else I got mostly C's and D's in. Just like babybird said. I was quite fortunate to have gone to school in an era where nobody really cared about grades.



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18 Jan 2014, 7:12 pm

I almost didn't graduate highschool because most of my grades were pretty bad. I think it was a motivation problem, because I got really good grades in the classes I was interested in, such as zoology, drafting, photography and shop.

I feel as if I "fell through the cracks" because I had problems throughout school since I started, but no one really seemed to make an effort to figure out why I was having problems in school.

One of my elementary teachers (in the early '90s) suggested to my mom that I may have ADD, but my mom didn't agree. So I wasn't tested for ADD and didn't get any help. I wish my mom had listened. I might have done much better in school.


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18 Jan 2014, 7:52 pm

Well, didn't know that it was possible to score an E on things.
I am not very good at school. My counselor said that I could fail this grade if I don't get special teachers or a tutor.
I'm not very good at school, because it's just hard to do. I am good at science and band. That is all. Everything else is hard.


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18 Jan 2014, 7:55 pm

I am an auditory learner , too. I got good grades by listening, taking notes, then reviewing the notes the night before the test. hardly ever cracked a book, except in literature courses. Worth a try.



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18 Jan 2014, 8:15 pm

I usually got good grades. The other kids didn't like me, so it became my only source of self-esteem and I put in as much effort as it took - most of the time. Sometimes I would simply collapse from stress: skip classes, not hand in assignments, etc. and drag my grades down that way.
However, I relate to this:

Joe90 wrote:
I didn't have any special interests, only out of control obsessions with men.

Describes most of my "special interests" during my teen years and a few in my early 20's as well. Even the interests that didn't consist of straight-up obsession with a man were associated with one. For instance, I simultaneously had a special interest in Tolkien and an obsession with a Tolkien scholar; a special interest in yoga and meditation along with an obsession with a man who was into those things, etc. I'm not sure whether the obsession or the interest came first, either. It's more like they evolved together and fed each other.



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18 Jan 2014, 8:24 pm

I've always gotten really good grades in school. I've never failed any of my classes, from what I remember.



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18 Jan 2014, 8:26 pm

I got excellent grades, my mother expected perfection nd I was punished for grades that others got paid to get, so I did not have a choice

I just saw it as another unfairness of life and being pretend - it got me INTO college (U.C. Berkeley) but I could not function there and had to drop out.

ended up getting a programming certificate - but there again I was top of my class


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18 Jan 2014, 8:50 pm

Yes but only cause of depression



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19 Jan 2014, 2:21 am

No and they slaughtered me socially because of it.