I need advice

November 17th, 2004  

Topic: I need advice

I need advice on can I do Sea Cadets,AJROTC and still have time to do home work?
November 17th, 2004  
you can not do homework, just concentrate on tests( u have to be smart for that)
November 17th, 2004  
You need balance for everything. If you are already having some difficulty in school, then maybe you shouldn't do so much in AJROTC/Sea Cadets. I can not tell you yes go do both, or no don't.... I'm not you. However, I can speak from my experience. I am in JC and trying to stay active within my unit, but as I get high up in my SQ and in my grade I am finding it harder to stay on top of things. So far I haven't had to drop anything, but I haven't been going to as many activitys as I used too. It is a quite a test juggling things, but hey, if you think you can do it, go ahead.

Just remember that school comes first. I have seen a lot of cadets come and go because they let a Cadet program take over. Remember you need balance, balance is the key to most problems.

I hope that helps....unless you are talking about homework in AJROTC or Sea Cadets....then I would say pretty much the same thing...lol

OK, now I am getting off my soap box
November 17th, 2004  
In Canada, we're not allowed to be in more than one cadet corps. You can only be on strength with one unit at a time. Same with reserves and cadets, you can only do one or the other. I would drop either AJROTC or Sea Cadets (I personally would drop sea cadets, no offence to you navy types)
November 17th, 2004  
drop AJROTC, they don't do much in the air force, but usually the program is similar in PT and such with other jrotc's. But AJROTC is a class, so I would keep that one because it is at school and easily accessible.
November 24th, 2004  
AJROTC is usually a class. Usually the only homework you have for that is clubs (drill team, color guard, rifle team, rappel master, scuba, summer camp training, raiders, etc. etc.) and getting your uniform ready. You still have to study for in class tests and such, but you usually don't have any realy homework.

Sea Cadets is something that can be a little more time consuming, going on my knowledge with Civil Air Patrol. As you progress in grade/rank and get higher in the chain of command, and more responsibilities, it will require more time.

I keep up 3 honors classes - Hon English II - I am currently researching a debate, studying 90 words for a vocab test, reading a book - answering questions and lookin up the 15% of all the text words that I don't know. Hon Alg II - homework every night. Honors Chem - lets put it this way, this class is hard. I was active in the Marching Band, and SADD, Octogon Club, and Astronomy Club (hey, we get to have star parties [insert dancy smiley here]). I still managed to keep up my Cadet Commander position at my squadron. It takes some give and take (doing homework in spare time at meetings (after tests, other rare occasions), homework in the van for missions or training, homework when I wasn't teaching at Basic Cadet School, etc. etc.) and taking 7 tests in one day can be painful when it comes to the last two being at CAP (I failed my first leadership test that way), but I manage to do it.

It is really up to you, and how you manage your time. If you don't have time consuming classes, aren't addicted to the internet, and are good at managing your time, you will more than likely do very well in both. Just don't let your grades slide, because if its anything like CAP - you must maintain a C average, but I don't reccommend it, and no one likes it.

Good Luck and I hope your decision works out for you!
November 25th, 2004  
silent driller
I pull it off with decent results. It takes some stones, but it's doable.
December 5th, 2004  
yes you can if you do some of your homework in class , then do some at home ,then do the rest of it on the bus.