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13- I have autism and a VERY terrible attention span. On top of that, I can barely remember anything. I walk out of my room and forget where I want to go very often. I still had good grades and excelled despite this. All you have to do is pay attention, stay organized, and try. Just because it isn't easy doesn't make it impossible. OP just sounds lazy.

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I didn't just say hard work. All three points I stated are important. School is mostly about pleasing the teacher and doing what they ask in the way they want. Kissing up a bit can go a long way, too.

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#36, Same here. Keevarou, that may be the case but it sounds like op was just being a bit lazy (depends on how many classes op failed) in his/her schoolwork.

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i think your parents should have checked your grades before giving you your iphone, but on the other hand they may have already and decided to give you a carrot on a stick

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Bad grades can be caused by stuff like depression too...and believe it or not some teachers are just terrible.

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62- I had a physics teacher in grade 11 who didn't know what the hell she was doing. She didn't know the subject and whenever anyone asked a question she would say "Don't worry about it, it's not on the test." Of course it was. Without fail.

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Keevarou, I have terrible memory and still have good grades. I know kids with learning disabilities with good grades.

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Doing good in school can actually be pretty hard for even the brightest students. If they don't understand the subject, even after they ask questions in class, then the upcoming test is gonna be difficult for them so they may or may not pass. Which can affect their grade a lot. School isn't a walk in the park.

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Even if teachers are rotten, you can still teach yourself. My chemistry teacher refused to take the time to slow down and make sense, so I went out, bought myself a study guide, watched YouTube videos with formula examples, reworked work sheets, etc until I understood everything. There are plenty of resources like tutors, books, study guides, websites, and even lecture videos online.

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I don't get why so many people are disliking #37 so much. They're entirely right. Math was especially horrible for me. If I still had my math books I could show you myself all the work that was in it. After some one on one help from the teacher I'd usually be able to do my work just fine. The next day I'd forget how to do it again though, so when it came to tests I sucked. :/

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Reasonable, way to live up to your name. School may not be easy for everyone. When it is difficult, you have to work. Figuring out how to succeed is more important than the actual subject matter most of the time. Bad teacher, tough subject, whatever, are all just excuses. Apply yourself as suggested. This is a rare occasion where you will be doubly rewarded for your success, OP.

That's exactly how my parents are....they did that to me all through high school if I didn't get A's.

Or he could just be lazy. But if he does have a learning disability then his parents are assholes. But at least he has something to work harder toward now?

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If OP had a learning disability or something of the sort, they would have mentioned it in their FML. Something along the lines of, "Today, my parents got me an iPhone for Christmas. Before they gave it to me, they went and checked my grades online. They took the iPhone back due to bad grades. They know I have a learning disability that keeps me from getting good grades. FML"

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Too many people have self proclaimed learning disabilities now, it's a popular excuse for not wanting to try, either that or self proclaimed ADHD. Not saying their are real cases but lots of people self diagnose themselves.

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89- you are right on! Most people I know who say "I have ADHD" or "I am dislexic" or whatnot have diagnosed themselves. When a comment like that is said, the first thing I ask is "what does your Doctor have you on?" or "what Doctor are you seeing?".. Most of them reply with "I am not seeing a Doctor.. Everyone knows I have it."

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I don't think there is an medication for dyslexia and it's probably not necessary to see a doctor about it, a special education teacher would probably be more helpful. I don't think you need a doctor for diagnose either. But I do agree that you can't diagnose yourself. You can suspect that you have something but you need a doctor or similar to confirm it. About OP well I can see how people think they deserved it but on the other hand I think they should checked their grades first and then

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I just feel to punch you. Are you Russian? "Da, I Russian, I leave random words out of sentence."

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