Rounding

School is about to end in a month (for me at least) and just like many other people, I’m trying to get my grades back in place. However, it may be too late in some classes.

What if you have an 89.95% or 79.95% or even 69.95% in a class? Will your teacher round? I know one of mine wouldn’t.

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There’s always one teacher who has the mindset of “If you tried harder, you could’ve gotten that grade.” Well, I’m sorry to say that I may not be the brightest student, but I DO TRY and that maybe your teaching style just doesn’t match my learning style. I’m a try hard, I do my best in everything and I can confidently say that I spend more than 2/3 of my homework time on that certain class. However, if me and a bunch of my friends think we deserve to get our grades rounded because we busted our butts off this entire year, then shouldn’t we be able to even ask about it?

If you have an 89.95%, 89.99%, 79.95%, etc., wouldn’t you want your grade to be rounded up when you’re so close to an A or B? It’s not like you can do anything about it either because the teacher decides on their grading system. The school has absolutely no say in whether the teacher should round or not. Some teachers use this power to their advantage and doesn’t round up.

Maybe they’re evil and doesn’t like seeing the students’ happy faces when they find out their good grades. Maybe they don’t like giving out easy As so other students will find their class challenging and they’ll feel like a decent teacher. Maybe it’s because our school district frowns upon giving out too many A’s (even though many students deserve it).

“Try harder. No, you’re not trying hard enough. You’re not doing your best, that’s why you’re not doing well.” Who are you to say that I’m not doing my best? Who are you to say that I’m not busting my butt off for this class ALONE? Who are you to say that I’m losing hours of sleep because of my “procrastination” instead of your assigning an unreasonable amount of homework? Who are you to tell me that I’m not doing well because apparently I’m not trying hard enough? Who are you to tell me to try harder?

Some teachers don’t understand how much competition there is among students these days. Some teachers don’t understand that us students have lives outside of school- some of us have family problems, financial issues, friend drama, injuries, etc.

Some teachers just don’t understand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pain Hurts

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I have known this blogger since the 4th grade, and she is one of the smartest, most interesting, and EXTREMELY unique people I have ever met. Those points of hers gives her the ability to write amazing blog posts (or anything). In this post, she talks about getting her wisdom tooth pulled out- doesn’t sound that interesting right? However, she goes on and talks about the pain she felt with mocking words and comparing it to death. Her blog is kind of similar to mine due to the fact that sometimes she shares personal experiences (her life can be made into a movie, it’s THAT interesting) and gives readers a bit of advice on what to do when in that situation. With that being said, EVERYONE should drop what they’re doing and check out her blog post.

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The thought of death have entered my thoughts here and there before, but this was the first time I really thought about pain and dying. The pain was real. I still can’t believe I let a tiny (not so much) thing like that torture me for two hours.

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Path to Happiness

What do I do? – I ask myself this every time I get into a situation where I find myself uncertain of everything.

I was lost. I did not know what to do, how to think, what to say, and how to act. It seemed as if everything was against me. I was always procrastinating, failing my exams, arguing with my parents, and distancing myself from my friends and everybody else around me. There were times when I thought of running away or just disappearing. There were times when I imagine what it would be like if I was born into another family or if I wasn’t born at all. This was freshman year of high school- last year.

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Reasons

 

 

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Yesterday (Friday) was the end of the week before Thanksgiving break, however, the week wasn’t as pleasant and it made me look less forward to break. I could go on and on about what made it not enjoyable for me, but it’ll dampen my mood further. I love breaks from school, but at the same time I hate them.

Reasons to love break:
1) No waking up early
2) No homework
3) No school
4) TURKEY
5)  Vacation to wherever

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