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hey guys i need your advice, i am almost done with my first semester i am taking bio I, chem I, English and first year experience(FYE) course. I have screwed up in all these classes pretty bad except FYE. I was taking chem and bio too lightly and was really careless and it has affected me very badly i think i ll be getting Cs in bio and chem and a B in english and i have an A in FYE. I wanted to ask you guys should i repeat the bio and chem or stick with this GPA which will come out to be ~ 2.6 at the end of the semester and work my ass of in spring semester and try to get a 4.0?
please help i am really worried
 

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Low freshman year GPA's are common, but obviously you should try to do the best you can. Don't retake. Let this act as your wake-up call and get mostly A's from here on out.
 
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I'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on SDN since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, I'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?

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I'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on SDN since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, I'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?
+1. OP fails.
 

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i am almost done with my first semester i am taking bio I, chem I, English and first year experience(FYE) course. I have screwed up in all these classes pretty bad except FYE. I was taking chem and bio too lightly and was really careless and it has affected me very badly i think i ll be getting Cs in bio and chem and a B in english and i have an A in FYE. I wanted to ask you guys should i repeat the bio and chem or stick with this GPA which will come out to be ~ 2.6 at the end of the semester and work my ass of in spring semester and try to get a 4.0?
please help i am really worried
Look at the bright side, you'll have an upward grade trend after this semester and great fodder for a Secondary essay on a Challenge you overcame." Of course, that assumes you've figured out where you went wrong. Why are your grades so poor this semester and what will you do differently next term so this doesn't happen again?
 

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^ agree with this ^

From my own personal experience, I started my freshman year worse than you, gathered myself together, did a masters, and applying this year. So far its been a successful cycle, as I do have a few DO acceptances, but for MD schools I've mainly been on hold or haven't heard back yet, though I have interviewed, don't have many rejections to speak of either so its been a bit of a limbo since November. So, it can be done, you just have to put in the work and also be involved strongly with ECs. Now, I didn't pull 4.0s there on out after my freshman year, but if you did that you would probably have better luck than I'm having at the moment, but if you can identify what needs to be done to improve and act upon your aspirations it is possible to get an acceptance.
 

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Don't drop. My advice would be to lock yourself in the library and write a great final paper for your English class and study your brains out for your Bio and Chem classes.

Go to your school's writing center if it has one and get feedback to make your paper the best it can be. In my experience, freshman writing classes are graded largely on improvement, so if your final paper is stellar, it will kind of offset lower grades earlier in the class.

Freshman Bio and Chem classes are weeders. Use that to your advantage. Because there are so many people that will realize after this semester that pre-med isn't for them, the curves are often crazy. Kill the final and you might end up with a B.

That said, get off SDN and get to work! :D Good luck, man.
 

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i'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on sdn since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, i'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?
+1. Op fails.
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I'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on SDN since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, I'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?

Agreed, and not only is he getting a 2.6, but according to a previous thread he also failed (dropped) calc 1. I don't mean to bash the OP, but I think you are putting the cart before the horse. Maybe you should stop making threads about Johns Hopkins requirements and start spending some time in the library.
 

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Why is everyone in this thread being a dick? I'm not concerned, I just want to know if I should join in. :cool:
 

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Look at the bright side, you'll have an upward grade trend after this semester and great fodder for a Secondary essay on a Challenge you overcame." Of course, that assumes you've figured out where you went wrong. Why are your grades so poor this semester and what will you do differently next term so this doesn't happen again?

I agree as well. Learn from this and work harder. Don't repeat, just do better.
 
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I'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on SDN since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, I'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?

inb4whoareyouhisdaddy?
inb4coolstorybro
inb4you'llmakeaterribledoctor

Oh yeah and...

Dude u are right i effed up! i was having few family problems and just couldn't concentrate on studying due to the tense environment at home. I am gonna work my ass off from now on.
 
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Agreed, and not only is he getting a 2.6, but according to a previous thread he also failed (dropped) calc 1. I don't mean to bash the OP, but I think you are putting the cart before the horse. Maybe you should stop making threads about Johns Hopkins requirements and start spending some time in the library.
Thanks for the insight :thumbup: i appreciate the criticism
 

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I'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on SDN since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, I'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?

inb4whoareyouhisdaddy?
inb4coolstorybro
inb4you'llmakeaterribledoctor

Oh yeah and...
Lmao, such a **** but so funny.
 

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Assuming you take 16 hours a semester from now on and make all A's, you can still bump your GPA up to around 3.8 (best case scenario).

So just realistically reevaluate yourself and academically work your ass off without compromise for the rest of undergrad and you'll be back on track to a viable "Aspiring Surgeon"
 
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hey guys i need your advice, i am almost done with my first semester i am taking bio I, chem I, English and first year experience(FYE) course. I have screwed up in all these classes pretty bad except FYE. I was taking chem and bio too lightly and was really careless and it has affected me very badly i think i ll be getting Cs in bio and chem and a B in english and i have an A in FYE. I wanted to ask you guys should i repeat the bio and chem or stick with this GPA which will come out to be ~ 2.6 at the end of the semester and work my ass of in spring semester and try to get a 4.0?
please help i am really worried
(Bolded part) SDN tends to have that effect on students :rolleyes:

Imporve your study habits, spend less time jerking off (no pun intended) at the pre-med club. If you do well in spring don't retake the classes, if you don't retake them in summer or sometimes later.

FYI once you got a grade lower than A in any subject you can't get 4.0 like you wrote, unless you retake all of them with As and ace rest of your classes in you college career and apply to DO schools.
 

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FYI once you got a grade lower than A in any subject you can't get 4.0 like you wrote, unless you retake all of them with As and ace rest of your classes in you college career and apply to DO schools.
He meant get a 4.0 for the spring semester only, to help balance out the 2.6, not cumulatively.
 
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(Bolded part) SDN tends to have that effect on students :rolleyes:

Imporve your study habits, spend less time jerking off (no pun intended) at the pre-med club. If you do well in spring don't retake the classes, if you don't retake them in summer or sometimes later.

FYI once you got a grade lower than A in any subject you can't get 4.0 like you wrote, unless you retake all of them with As and ace rest of your classes in you college career and apply to DO schools.
yeah i meant try to pull a 4.0 for spring semester to balance the first year average.
 
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Don't drop. My advice would be to lock yourself in the library and write a great final paper for your English class and study your brains out for your Bio and Chem classes.

Go to your school's writing center if it has one and get feedback to make your paper the best it can be. In my experience, freshman writing classes are graded largely on improvement, so if your final paper is stellar, it will kind of offset lower grades earlier in the class.

Freshman Bio and Chem classes are weeders. Use that to your advantage. Because there are so many people that will realize after this semester that pre-med isn't for them, the curves are often crazy. Kill the final and you might end up with a B.

That said, get off SDN and get to work! :D Good luck, man.
Thank you Daisy i appreciate the advice. :)
 

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i'm real curious as to how someone, an aspiring surgeon like yourself, who has been making so many threads on sdn since you joined before starting college, managed to get a 2.6 in your first basic science semester. I'm not trying to knock you, i'm just curious. I could understand if you just started out, didn't know what you wanted to do at such a young age and just dicked around. But no, you know what it takes and you know the kinds of grades you need to ensure your success, yet you're getting a 2.6?

Inb4whoareyouhisdaddy?
Inb4coolstorybro
inb4you'llmakeaterribledoctor

oh yeah and...

+1. Op fails.
-3
 

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i was actually agreeing with you lol. should have put a x3

and jvesco, who are you? his daddy?
 

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Where do you all get all these stupid pictures?

Anyways, I thought id share that I got a 1.75 my first semester, and I got in this cycle. It happens, you just have to work your butt off, and try to get all As from now on.
 
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Where do you all get all these stupid pictures?

Anyways, I thought id share that I got a 1.75 my first semester, and I got in this cycle. It happens, you just have to work your butt off, and try to get all As from now on.
nice sarcasm man:thumbup:
No dude but seriously did u really get a 1.75, first semester? don't colleges expel you if u get lower than a 2.0?
 
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nice sarcasm man:thumbup:
No dude but seriously did u really get a 1.75, first semester? don't colleges expel you if u get lower than a 2.0?
I don't see how that was sarcasm. Btw colleges put you on academic prohibition or restrictions. If you fail to improve then they kick you out and then you need to appeal them to let you back in. It's really hard to get expelled from college unless you do something incredibly stupid.
 
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I don't see how that was sarcasm. Btw colleges put you on academic prohibition or restrictions. If you fail to improve then they kick you out and then you need to appeal them to let you back in. It's really hard to get expelled from college unless you do something incredibly stupid.
No dude see i thought he was being sarcastic coz i felt an air of sarcasm in his tone. So i thought he said it
Anyways, I thought id share that I got a 1.75 my first semester, and I got in this cycle. It happens, you just have to work your butt off, and try to get all As from now on.
in a sarcastic way to make fun of me as i said that i will work my ass off to get a 4.0 in spring semester, so i thought he may have meant that i cant achieve a 4.0 after such a downfall in first semester. Yeah i am sure now he wasn't being sarcastic, but fa real for a minute i thought he was kiddin' about getting a 1.75
 

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No dude see i thought he was being sarcastic coz i felt an air of sarcasm in his tone. So i thought he said it in a sarcastic way to make fun of me as i said that i will work my ass off to get a 4.0 in spring semester, so i thought he may have meant that i cant achieve a 4.0 after such a downfall in first semester. Yeah i am sure now he wasn't being sarcastic, but fa real for a minute i thought he was kiddin' about getting a 1.75

No I'm completely serious about the 1.75. I got a D and 3 Cs. The following semester I didnt do much better and got a 2.25 to average out a 2 for the year. This was before I knew I wanted to be a doctor though, so the bad grades were not in any of my pre reqs. Also, the reason I got the bad grades was not because I couldnt handle the classes or anything. I was just fooling around, and partying everyday.

Like someone else said above, its fairly common to have a bad first semester or year. You just need to show the upward trend, and that you have grown from it.
 

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Don't drop. My advice would be to lock yourself in the library and write a great final paper for your English class and study your brains out for your Bio and Chem classes.

Go to your school's writing center if it has one and get feedback to make your paper the best it can be. In my experience, freshman writing classes are graded largely on improvement, so if your final paper is stellar, it will kind of offset lower grades earlier in the class.

Freshman Bio and Chem classes are weeders. Use that to your advantage. Because there are so many people that will realize after this semester that pre-med isn't for them, the curves are often crazy. Kill the final and you might end up with a B.

That said, get off SDN and get to work! :D Good luck, man.
I agree with this.

It's time to get your ass in gear, son.
 

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XeReX said:
Rememdium est meus vita
Very off-topic but what's with the weird Latin in your signature? It translates to something like "cure is my life"
 
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Very off-topic but what's with the weird Latin in your signature? It translates to something like "cure is my life"
u idiot its also means "Medicine is my life" there are more than one word for cure in Latin. Rememdium means both medicine and cure, Mr. PhD in Latin
 

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Very off-topic but what's with the weird Latin in your signature? It translates to something like "cure is my life"
I would hazard a guess that he was going for 'to cure is my life,' but used a dictionary to look the words up individually since the adjective and noun don't agree in gender.
Google Translate says "Medicine is my life"

Edit: Got beat by xerex...
 
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Lol this is the same OP who posts pics of himself flexing in the mirror in the pre-med pix forum. My guess is he will go the way of DermPrincess and other historic trolls on this forum. Sad, sad, sad :(
 

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hey guys i need your advice, i am almost done with my first semester i am taking bio I, chem I, English and first year experience(FYE) course. I have screwed up in all these classes pretty bad except FYE. I was taking chem and bio too lightly and was really careless and it has affected me very badly i think i ll be getting Cs in bio and chem and a B in english and i have an A in FYE. I wanted to ask you guys should i repeat the bio and chem or stick with this GPA which will come out to be ~ 2.6 at the end of the semester and work my ass of in spring semester and try to get a 4.0?
please help i am really worried
Just keep worrying about it, it will take care of itself. Oh, and aiming for a 4.0 for the rest of your college career seems like an attainable goal...
 
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This place is great :D OP, you should be fine if you work hard. You're just learning that everyone here actually WORKS for their grades and don't expect them to be just handed out...
 
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u idiot its also means "Medicine is my life" there are more than one word for cure in Latin. Rememdium means both medicine and cure, Mr. PhD in Latin
I just checked and you're right, but in fifteen years of reading Latin I've honestly never seen that word used to mean 'medicine.' It should be mea vita though.