So, I went and sat at an empty desk behind a friend of mine who is rather chatty and doesn't get much work done. She just turned around and talked to me for the entire lesson, so I couldn't hear what the teacher was saying. The desks in our school aren't meant to be moved from the set up the teachers make, because otherwise situations like this happen.
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Originally Posted by Rabid
Dissections are foul, but I've learned that it's best to defer all the work to your partner if you're morally opposed. You'll miss a huge lab and the alternative assignment probably won't be fun, not to mention that there's a lot of valuable information to be had from a dissection. I dissected a rat in my biology class (had to skin it, too) and a cat in my anatomy class, neither of which was fun in the least, but it was a good learning experience. I think the worst things I've ever dissected were the frog and the starfish- the frog had caviar in it and the starfish smelled like brine.
Are the cats KILLED especially for the purpose of dissection? Urhh, I'd never be able to dissect. I'm extremely squeamish. .
We have a thorpe park trip coming up, and my friends all got into one day together, but my other friend is in a group with no one she knows . They said they wont change it either, I think that's mean. I chose to go to skiing instead ;D
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My long overdue rant (this happened last March): How will an investigatory project turn well if your partner doesn't do her share and chooses to make excuses?
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Plus, my Japanese teacher is being unreasonable. In our class today we have to do a speaking test, which is very easy for me, but we have to do it in parnters, and we have to write a script out. We got last week to start on the script, but my partner and I only got to work on it for half an hour in total whilst other groups got about four hours. My partner texted me this morning saying that it would be better if I just wrote the script because of my Japanese skills. Problem is, I have a whole lot of other assignments, and I refuse to do her work. I'm just going to write out my part and she can make hers up, even if it does make us lose marks. I'm already on 103% in Japanese as it is. I can stand to lose a couple of marks.
I'm about to graduate from high school, but in order to do that I have to pass my final exams (duh). So I'm (almost) halfway there, but I screwed up one of my exams and I HAD to get a normal grade on that one if I wanted to graduate cum laude (in the Netherlands the average of all your grades has to be an 8 out of 10). My next exam is in a few days (chemistry) and since it's not my best subject I'll have to study my ass off. And then I have two options: I can retake my biology exam (the one I screwed up badly) or I can try and get a reallyreallyreally good grade on my math exam.
And on top of that my parents are saying that I am pressuring myself too much and that I shouldn't get my hopes up. Why can't they support me and tell me I CAN do it instead of telling me to take it easy and relax?
Exam time sucks!
Ick. I feel like I'm wasting my time with this assignment. I suppose some background information is necessary.
Most of my Modern History class, though they are convinced that they are superior, advanced and accepting beings, are ignorant baffoons, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. They feel they are accomodating to all races, sexes and sexual orientations, but they really aren't. They use the term "gay" as a derogatory term, and then think that homosexuals are "gross" or other offensive terms. This infuriates me to no end, but they won't stop, even if people ask them nicely to stop using the term. Anyway, back onto the story before I get immensly side-tracked.
In my class, we were asked to research a particular decade in groups of 5 or 6. The decade my group was alocated was the 1970's, so we broke up the research between us, and part of my research is the study of the gay rights movement in the 70's. After doing a lot of research on the topic, I wrote up a two page timeline involving a lot of hard work and facts about how the world was changed by the movement. Just as I finished, I realized something.
The people in my class are going to ignore my efforts and talk through my presentation, because they don't believe that homosexuals should have equal rights, and because they are homophobes. I'm pretty shattered about it because I've put a lot of work into this, and I know this is going to happen
I pretty much gave up on that class.
My physics teacher doesn't assign homework. As such, no one understands the material come test day. I had an A in the class prior to a test, but when I got a B on the test, my grade dropped to a B. I've done everything in my power short of hacking the online gradebook to get it up, but there's simply nothing that can be done- the test is weighted too much. This makes me furious. I understand that tests are necessary, but it's also necessary to have a buffer that softens their blow, especially when tests are weighted at 50% of the grade for science curriculum. What really bothers me in this situation is the dreaded B. I simply do not get B's. To me, a B is equivalent to an F. I've never gotten a B on a report card in my lifetime, and I'm not about to start now. It's bringing my 4.1 GPA down to a 3.8, too. It makes me utterly, utterly furious that I cannot possibly turn this around.
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one other the problems is that my head teacher is so animated in everything she does making her seem like she never cares anything save money and Exam results !
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