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    1-19-2007  2:24 AM  
 rrrraejae
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Someone study for my finals for me. Or wake up for me and take it for me tomorrow. Cause I have to write it in like...7 and a half hours...still not done studying, this is killing me.

My English final is tomorrow. I'm not good with studying, but it's been determined that if I do not do well on this, I'll probably fail English. Not a good a thing, my mommy would kill me. There's like...an essay worth 50 marks, and then, I'm not going to doubt there's another 150 marks on the test besides that. So...we get 2 and half hours to write, maybe 3 if the teacher's nice. And my teacher already told us that if we plan on finishing we oughtta study hard and write fast...
Someone write for me?
    1-19-2007  2:36 AM  
 Dildo Of Doom
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Whatcha writing about?

English is so easy imo... I never had to study for it... but I don't know, I mean, maybe I didn't have to study 'cause there was nothing to study. lol
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    1-19-2007  2:41 AM  
 rrrraejae
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My teacher's dumb though. It's hard not to study for her tests, I've learned now, as she picks the smallest, stupidest details EVER out of the books. Won't tell us exactly what to study, just that the test is comprehensive. Which basically means that the quote on page 72, I have to tell her what that means. I doubt I read page 72, cause her books are gay.

Yeah, it's like a bunch of novels, and short stories basically. We have like... 4 novels (Arsenic and Old Lace (play I guess...), Murder on the Orient Express (boring...), The Crazy Man (I liked this one...), and Dove (GAY!)) and like a ton of short stories, "The Three Thieves" by Chaucer, uh...a bunch of Edgar Allen Poe (I had that down before we read that. ^_^ I've almost read his entire collection of short stories and poems.), and some other shit...

OH! Subordinate clauses, resumes, and...a bunch of literary terms. Basically, she told us that the test was comprehensive, that there was a big essay, and not to study the parts of speech (like nouns and shit, I guess..). Even in my other classes the teachers were like, 'okay, there are some fill in the blanks, short answer, matching, etc.' but apparently not here...

I'll fail...
    1-19-2007  9:06 AM  
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So... your books are homosexual? Or are they just happy?

Sorry, I've just always found the "that's so gay" use of that term kind of weird...

Hmm, I dunno. For English the greatest skill is always bs. You don't even have to read the book if you can bs properly (though, being a silly overachiever, I always did). So... use mastery of bs? Finding sexual and feminist/anti-feminist undertones (depending on if the book was written by a female or a male) is always handy. Don't tell what you really think, tell what sounds good.
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    1-19-2007  10:07 AM  
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True.

One time I didn't have time to read Treasure Island, so I got some plot help from Lia and wrote the essay off that. lol I...think my teacher knew that I didn't read it, though, but she didn't say anything and gave me an A... lol
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    1-19-2007  10:49 AM  
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I once wrote an AP essay on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.. based entirely on the play version which I was in at the time XD;
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    1-19-2007  1:48 PM  
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The books are ACTUALLY homosexual. Flamers, really...

I did that a lot, bs. Whole test...lol.
    1-19-2007  5:56 PM  
 Mary Drozd.
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Dude, don't set yourself in that mood - "I'll fail". It's all in psychology, think positive. I know, it's hard to do before an exam but easy to advise after. =) Good luck, seriously!
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    1-19-2007  7:01 PM  
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Hmm? Positive attitude? Nonsense. The key is to say to yourself "I'm going to fail no matter what I do, so what's the point of getting nervous?"

It's like optimistic pessimism. Works for me every time.
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    1-20-2007  1:19 AM  
 Mary Drozd.
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Huh, a new way of treating it for me! Interesting, thanks! Gotta check how it works at my next exam!
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    1-20-2007  2:05 AM  
 rrrraejae
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Lol. I always tell myself I'm gonna fail, and I usually do well. As soon as they paper falls in front of me, I swear I know almost everything I have to know.

I did the test in 1 hour and 20 minutes. It took the rest of the class nearly 3 hours. I looked over all the answers, cause I have my study guides and shit, and I think I got between 75% and 85%. I'm hoping I'm right on that...
    1-20-2007  11:05 AM  
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No one's made the "Me fail English? That's unpossible!" joke yet?
    1-20-2007  12:53 PM  
 Anne Frank
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My entire final was on "Of Mice and Men" I passed with a B, because my Teacher makes us do all this note stuff, and what-not, and everything on the test was real easy.

I however, got a D on my math final.
Screw Algebra. Ahah. My final GRADE however, for the semester was an A, so whatever.
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    1-20-2007  1:26 PM  
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I love those classes where you can bomb "important, essential tests" and still make good.
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    1-20-2007  1:29 PM  
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Sorry Adam, I guess we're not big enough Simpsons fans to make constant references.
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    1-21-2007  3:34 AM  
 rrrraejae
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Anne...aren't you in grade 12? I think all of our grade 10s read Of Mice And Men. I suppose things could be different though.

Fuck! All our finals are worth 25%-30% of our final mark..
    1-21-2007  2:26 PM  
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I had to read "Of Mice and Men" my sophmore year I think. I liked it.
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    1-21-2007  3:07 PM  
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I liked Hamlet even though I didn't read it.
Heh...
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    1-21-2007  4:14 PM  
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Hamlet? Soooo awesome. "No Fear Shakespeare" forever!
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    1-22-2007  1:05 PM  
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Man...just wrote my math final a couple hours ago now...I totally kicked ass, though I wish I had my exemption, cause then my mark wouldn't move. I'd like to have kept my 90%, but I figure it'll stick around there anyway...

We read Hamlet in Grade 12 I'm thinking...I know we read Macbeth this year, so I'm pretty sure it's Hamlet in Grade 12..
    1-22-2007  2:10 PM  
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I was kind of disappointed that I didn't keep some of my papers and stuff.

I thought my film professor was gay, so I wrote a paper in college about the role of gender in horror, and it was, like, fourteen pages about knives-and-chainsaws-as-cocks. Naturally, I got an A. I wish I still had that paper to toss around for novelty value.
    1-22-2007  2:26 PM  
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Oh man. I want to read that. Adam, contact your old professor and see if he has a copy! haha
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    1-22-2007  3:05 PM  
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It might be with the rest of my college stuff in Charleston. Next time I'm down that way, I'll give it a look. I had it online, but they nuked my college account years ago.
    1-22-2007  3:42 PM  
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Nope. I'm only in 11th.
And now we're reading Huckleberry Finn.

And Uhm, our Finals are only 10 percent of the final grade. -nods-
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    1-22-2007  8:36 PM  
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Interesting... I hated all the books my grade 8 english teacher assigned us. But then, I hated her, so maybe that was more to do with it...
In any event, I didn't finish a single one of them, and still got an A in that class. Yeah, BS.
As for the other books we had to read... well I read them all. I read almost all of To Kill a Mockingbird before I moved, and then I never had to read it for the class I transfered into so I don't know how it ends and don't remember where I was (I think about a chapter before the end or so)...
We had to read Midnight Summer's Dream in grade 9 at Sully, The Taming of the Shrew in grade 10 at ADSS Romeo and Juliet in grade 10 at ADSS, and then either MacBeth or Hamlet in grade 12 - my stupid class voted Hamlet but the other block got to read Macbeth... lame. I think I would have liked either, and in the end Hamlet is a good play to know. (Especially for post-secondary where you are doomed to repeat the study of Hamlet, I am told)

As for exams, I did the best in my grade 12 year, when I no longer cared about my grades but for some reason studied more than I ever had before (it's easier when you don't care and are not stressed). Got A's and B's all around. Hahaha... English. The only exam easier than my English Provincial in grade 12 (Which you must pass to grad) was my French 12 exam (I didn't even take French 12, but I challenged it because I was in French Immersion). I ended up with credits for French 12 AND Francais Langue 12 (the French Immersion equivalent of English 12 - but it's harder, mind you - that lets you grad with a bilingual certificate)...

Yeah, I think French 12 was the easiest one ever. But math was alright. I never really did my homework in that class or anything, but I got A's. I swear Principles of Math 12 was easier that PMA 11.

ADSS is such a messed up school though. -_-0

Oh, and I think out finals were worht either 20% or 40% but I forget... 98% sure they were worth 40% though, they were a really big deal.
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    1-22-2007  9:12 PM  
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I never had any reading that I had to do before or in 6th grade, and I didn't go to 7th or 8th grade (didn't feel like it, so I didn't bother).

Grade 9 we were supposed to read Call of the Wild... bored me to tears, so I read Hamlet and stuff like that instead. Only reason I ever went to that class was because my teacher was hot. Needless to say, I failed the class...

And then the rest of my school years (all the other five of 'em), I never had any assigned reading. I read only what I wanted to, until the last semester, in which I read Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes (highly recommended) by Chris Crutcher.... which we only read because Chris was coming to hold a writing workshop for us.

We never had exams, just individual projects and I wrote a lot of essays out of choice. Ah, the wonders of alternative high school.


...Man, high school was easier than it seems sometimes. xD
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    1-22-2007  10:57 PM  
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For year 12 we also read Huckleberry Finn and watched the movie. I didn’t mind it, but everybody in my class hated it with a passion.
I hated my HSC so much.
I’m not sure how much it was all worth at the end though. All I know is that I’ve never been happier since I finished high school.
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    1-23-2007  12:06 AM  
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Ooh, I read Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher and it was one of the best books I ever read for Reader's Club... (it was nominated, hence on the suggested reading list...)

I remember reading Lord of the Flies for english... I had mixed feelings on it, but everyone else either hated it with a passion or thought it was fantastic.
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    1-23-2007  12:09 AM  
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Lord of the Flies is much more than fantastic!

I think it's one of those books that you either love or hate.

Oh, and Chris is an amazing guy. I had a lot of fun talking to him. Funnily enough, our conversation focused on psychology rather than literature. LOL
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    1-23-2007  12:39 AM  
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Best assigned reading ever: Count of Monte Cristo in 9th. It's what got me into Dumas.

We had a lot of hispanic books in 11th and 12th grade English... then there was a big controversy in the year behind us and the books got kinda banned. Ish. Knocked off the reading list by protesting parents. We got to read them all, though.

Including House of Sand and Fog (not a hispanic book). Which had random porn. Our English class was on crack ^_^.
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