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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have been writing an Honors English paper for about 3 hours--a weighted comparison of Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit" and Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."
Two great stories, but I'm fed up with this. Tomorrow is the last day before spring break. Come on!
We have to submit it on this stupid school database site thing called moodle. So instead of writing the paper, I started ranting in my writing space. I ranted and cursed and then finally start writing, only to start ranting and cursing again.
Sure, the teacher will see this and get very upset, probably give me a Saturday school or something. But hell, superintendents look at it too. And the last time someone cursed and ranted on moodle, they got very mad at her.
Muahaha.
And to think, for 3 hours I could've been dissecting Scofield's and Martino's arrangement of "Sunny;" true, useful education.
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One word of Advice dude:

Tact - The art of telling someone to go to hell and having them happy to be on their way.
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kids these days. Man I know it seems cool now, but trust me the only one who thinks so is you. Sticking it to the man is a thing from the movies, you aren't really accomlishing anything by doing stuff liek this.
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I just tell my teachers they are dumb and assign dumb things.... somehow they always laugh and give me an A..... haha
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I just tell my teachers they are dumb and assign dumb things.... somehow they always laugh and give me an A..... haha

Only being a jackass to teachers is funny if they deserve it. I honestly can't stand the modern education system. I really think that we'd be much better off without all the computers and crap.
There was one year when for some reason we had a very low budget, had to conserve alot, etc. Oddly enough, I learned the most that year. There were discussions, less use of technology and sometimes even less use of paper. We used our minds more. Everytime I hear of a grant to school for some new smart board or computers in their desks I cringe.
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Only being a jackass to teachers is funny if they deserve it. I honestly can't stand the modern education system. I really think that we'd be much better off without all the computers and crap.
There was one year when for some reason we had a very low budget, had to conserve alot, etc. Oddly enough, I learned the most that year. There were discussions, less use of technology and sometimes even less use of paper. We used our minds more. Everytime I hear of a grant to school for some new smart board or computers in their desks I cringe.
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yeah trust me they deserve it. We are having budget issues. But our county thinks firing all the good teachers for money is a good idea....
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just when they don't feel bad enough teaching obnoxious 14 year olds on a daily basis, you make their lives more difficult. good job kids, give yourselves a pat on the back.
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sounds like you did something foolish, and made yourself look like a moron, while putting your marks in jeopardy.. am i correct?
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sounds like you did something foolish, and made yourself look like a moron, while putting your marks in jeopardy.. am i correct?
it is pretty dumb to do it on a project or paper. I only tell them they suck when I know my teacher won't get pissed off, which as I said makes them laugh.
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I wouldn't have done that, as much I don't like writing English papers and AP History research papers.
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Have fun in summer school.
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I wouldn't have done that, as much I don't like writing English papers and AP History research papers.
Ap History papers are the worst in my opinion
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With all due respect guys, the best thing is just to suck it up and do it. You CHOSE to take and Honors/AP level course, so just do the work and then you can play hard. You'll be glad you put the work in later in life.
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Yep. It's a trade-off.
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With all due respect guys, the best thing is just to suck it up and do it. You CHOSE to take and Honors/AP level course, so just do the work and then you can play hard. You'll be glad you put the work in later in life.
As a parent of a child in high school taking all honors courses I concur. She chose her classes. She works pretty damn hard to keep her grades high. As I have told her since middlle school.

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