My Insane Homework Load Taught Me How to Game the System

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Junior year is the most difficult year of high school, and with college brochures and PSAT results flooding my doorstep and e-mail inbox, I became increasingly aware of the role that my current grades would play in my near future.

Doing all of my homework no longer felt realistic. My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school. We found shortcuts and we minimized our efforts in order to get the grades we wanted.

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