Manipulating my GPA

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pbehzad, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. pbehzad

    pbehzad Faddayy

    Jun 20, 2002
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    Ok well this semester im taking a pretty tough schedule this semester, but organic w/lab is my only science. now im wondering do you think its worth it to maybe salvage my other class grades for an A in organic? I mean im obviously goin to try my hardest to bust out the impossible 4.0 but just in case organic is more demanding than i am anticipating it to be, do you think its worth maybe hurting my non-science gpa to get the A in orgo? thanks.
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  3. Kovox

    Kovox Going Places

    Aug 28, 2002
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    Salvage your other grades?
    I think it's more important to ace your SCIENCE classes than your "Other Non-Science" classes. What do you mean by "salvage?"

    If I were you, I'd focus on Orgo and still try my hardest in my other classes....Orgo is just memorization...just write down the mechanisms a few times and you should be's kind of like taking a spelling test but with mechanisms.

  4. jot


    not in my orgo class, pure memorization would get you to a c+ maybe - and you goto emory right pbehzad? i imagine it would be a bit more rigorous. understanding the stuff saves a lot of tiem with memorization of things. the class is also easier (as with all things) if you like it a bit - it isn't bad, give it a chance.
  5. Kry

    Kry cranky

    Jun 12, 2002
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    Attending Physician
    Memorization in my school would only help you on the quizzes, to actually pass the class (with at least a C) you would have to know why and how the reaction occurred (mechanisms). Talk to people who have taken the course at your school and see what they say.
  6. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2002
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    I second that organic is more understanding and less memorizing than most other science classes. If you get it down in the beginning, the rest will fall into place easier, as concepts come back over and over.
  7. totally true; there are few core concepts, like resonance or steric hindrance, or electronegativity (polarity). learning how to do mechanisms is also important.

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