Pledging Semester

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    Hey Guys

    I am pledging a frat and taking Chem II, Bio II, Calc II, Information Technology For Scientists(easy class) and Theatre Appreciation(another easy one). Anyway- I was just wondering for those of you who have pledged how you maintained ure grades? Did anyone use some special gadgets or something? Any techniques to keep ure sleep cycle solid?
     

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      swifteagle43 said:
      Hey Guys

      I am pledging a frat and taking Chem II, Bio II, Calc II, Information Technology For Scientists(easy class) and Theatre Appreciation(another easy one). Anyway- I was just wondering for those of you who have pledged how you maintained ure grades? Did anyone use some special gadgets or something? Any techniques to keep ure sleep cycle solid?


      Um... I took 20 credits the semester I pledged but that was a sorority and so hazing was not bad and stuff.. I don't know what it'll be like for you but all I can say is really use ur study hours well each week... don't spend them talking to fellow pledges and you'll figure it out, don't worry! :)
       

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        Pledging as a premed almost killed my medical school chances. It really depends on what they make you do. If its a joke of a pledge period, then go ahead. If they are hardcore... then take it light.
         
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          swifteagle43 said:
          Hey Guys

          I am pledging a frat and taking Chem II, Bio II, Calc II, Information Technology For Scientists(easy class) and Theatre Appreciation(another easy one). Anyway- I was just wondering for those of you who have pledged how you maintained ure grades? Did anyone use some special gadgets or something? Any techniques to keep ure sleep cycle solid?

          my pledging yr also amost messed up my med school chances. i wish i would have prioritized my time alot better. i procrastinated so much because after getting to my room after "frat work", the last thing on my mind was studying. however, we had study hours everyday when pledges were given time to study. i tried to utilize my time there as much as possible. as for my sleep cycle, i waved that goodbye when pledging started. i wish i had some better advice to give but that's all i can think of for now.
           

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            Well, the pledge semester is typically the most demanding of all the semesters in a fraternity. Your courseload looks challenging but not too bad. The best advice that I can give you is stay ahead in your classes--don't ever get behind this semester--and keep your priorities straight. You should stay ahead because there are many time consuming fraternity events that arise with little or no warning. You must maintain your priorities as a STUDENT so that your fun in a fraternity does not jeopardize your dreams in life (ie, medicine). Any respectable fraternity will ensure that your grades do not suffer, and, in fact, the great fraternities will allow you to improve your studies.
            So, stay focused, stay busy, and go greek.
             

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              k-monger said:
              Well, the pledge semester is typically the most demanding of all the semesters in a fraternity. Your courseload looks challenging but not too bad. The best advice that I can give you is stay ahead in your classes--don't ever get behind this semester--and keep your priorities straight. You should stay ahead because there are many time consuming fraternity events that arise with little or no warning. You must maintain your priorities as a STUDENT so that your fun in a fraternity does not jeopardize your dreams in life (ie, medicine). Any respectable fraternity will ensure that your grades do not suffer, and, in fact, the great fraternities will allow you to improve your studies.
              So, stay focused, stay busy, and go greek.


              As someone says it really depends on your frat which is a lot different thing sororities where pledging means getting pillows and candles and nice things from your sisters, while pleding a frat is another....fun little experiment. Anyways also depends what kind of frat is it, like a real social one or one of those what I like to call clubs that use greek letters, anyways...its all about time management, might have to cut down on thing such as SDN, TV etc, but IMO its was well worth it. pledge quarter really made a difference on certain aspects of my life, and although most people will disagree with this, proper hazing does have some benefits...
               

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                k-monger said:
                Any respectable fraternity will ensure that your grades do not suffer, and, in fact, the great fraternities will allow you to improve your studies.

                LOL- Not exactly the experience I recall. I would suggest taking a lighter load during pledging if you can.
                 

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                  I used a "special gadget." It was called a C, and it seemed to work out pretty consistently. Seriously try to feel out how much time commitment the fraternity requires. Here's a hint: if they're all pretty boys involved in student government and such, you'll probably be fine; if all they do is sit around, drink beer, get fat, go bald, and burn things, you might be in trouble.

                  swifteagle43 said:
                  Hey Guys

                  I am pledging a frat and taking Chem II, Bio II, Calc II, Information Technology For Scientists(easy class) and Theatre Appreciation(another easy one). Anyway- I was just wondering for those of you who have pledged how you maintained ure grades? Did anyone use some special gadgets or something? Any techniques to keep ure sleep cycle solid?
                   

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                    Dr. Donkey said:
                    I used a "special gadget." It was called a C, and it seemed to work out pretty consistently. Seriously try to feel out how much time commitment the fraternity requires. Here's a hint: if they're all pretty boys involved in student government and such, you'll probably be fine; if all they do is sit around, drink beer, get fat, go bald, and burn things, you might be in trouble.

                    I don't think they are pretty boys but most of them are in student government.
                     

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                      Go ahead and ask them if they had any trouble with grades when they were pledging. It's usually something people don't mind sharing. I find that some people even seem to view bad grades during pledging as a point of pride (they're the stupid ones).

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                      I don't think they are pretty boys but most of them are in student government.
                       

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                        dude, if you cant handle pledging a frat and doing well in school at the same time, then you are going to get beat down in med school. Its all about time management my friend. there is plenty of time to do frat stuff and do well in school.
                         

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                          llort said:
                          dude, if you cant handle pledging a frat and doing well in school at the same time, then you are going to get beat down in med school. Its all about time management my friend. there is plenty of time to do frat stuff and do well in school.
                          Uhh, if you have more time you can maximize your GPA instead of just doing well.
                           

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                            MWillie said:
                            Uhh, if you have more time you can maximize your GPA instead of just doing well.

                            uhh, great advice MWillie, the guy should just lock himself in the library and study all the time. what a sweet way to spend college while everyone else is getting a well rounded social and academic education in what will be the best 4 years of his life. seriously, OP, I lived in my frat house all 4 years of college and did fine in school. most houses stress academics, just ask your campus IFC for a semester house GPA sheet, and pledge a house in the top half.
                             
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