If you know you're sucking and you IP's know you're sucking, they can get you extra help. Extra sims or even extra flights. Knowing how many aboves in stage you need also tells you how much more time you need to spend in practice sims. If you don't know your grades and just assume that you suck, you will spend all of your time in the practice sim and won't have enough time for recreation.I still don't see why it matters to know what your GPA/NSS is. If you're trying as hard as you can and availing yourself of every resource at your disposal, what good does it do? I'm not trying to be a smartass, so if you feel it helps you, by all means do so. I just felt that knowing my standing would hurt me mentally. If I found out I was doing well, knowing that might make me slack off. If I found out I was doing poorly, I'd be even more stressed out. All I could do at the time was study like hell and get whatever extra sim time I could for practice. I knew what my weak points were, so if the opportunity came up to work on something, I did (like with a cool IP on an x/c).
When were you given your projected NSS? And which squadron were you in? I havn't heard of the guys in 6 getting anything projected - Im into RIs and have heard nothing of my own... Just curious. Thanks.thought I would give an update to all this mumbojumbo
Projected NSS: 54
actual NSS 45
And I was one of the lucky ones, some people's have been dropping 13-15 points from projected to actual...