Okay.. Last semester, I failed two classes. Math (Had an idea I would.. seeing how the teacher wouldnt accept my work .. She had it out for me since the beginning.. that bitch) and science (I would like to know how.. I was passing :-/ ) .. But its bad enough I failed. I got the report card and got a little depressed. Parents didn't say much (luckly.. Just a little angery.. Dad asked me what he should do about this.. I simply said "Nothing, Its my own problem, not yours") So I figured I would just make them up.. No big deal.. Put it at the back of my mind so I dont get TO depressed over it. Well the fucking school sends me a letter, informing me I failed.. This just like reopened it all. I got so pissed off I crumbled the letter and threw it. WTF? There is no need to keep running in the fact I failed.. I see that.. I know.. WTF? These are the first classes I failed EVER. My science teacher was Ms had to have everything perfect or it sucked. She failed like 3/4 of the class. It just pissed me off. I was doing the HW. Did the 'HUGE' project (Turned out to be only worth a lousy 100 points.. BS!!!!) and took finals. So I'm like WTF? Kinda pissed about that.. But my math class. She just like hated me. a week before school got out.. I made sure I had EVER assiment in. I turned in 20 assiments I had done over a few weekends. Just ones I missed here and there, or when I was abisent, or just didn't finish. A day before ALL work was due, she gives me all of them back. She only accepted 3 or 4 of them .. I walk up tp her.. Hey whats the deal.. She goes.. There isn't enough work on there. and she goes.. Some of them wern't the assiments. I did the assiments off the sheet she handed out. She kept changing them on the board. I swear, I'm going to find her next year and tell her what I think of her. Fucking bitch. I try to pass.. There is something funny about this.. Some of the assiments she said there wasn't enough work on them.. I HAD COPIED FROM A FRIEND WHO'S WAS ACCEPTED WTF? She has it out for me.. grrr.. I dont honestly know why I'm posting.. I just saw that letter today and got so pissed off and all depressed over it again...
This is getting depressing!
oh man! LOL
Sucks that you failed (i came close on a few classes this past year, ouch. LOL
I had some teachers like yours this year too....
History teacher who was a complete nazi aobut everything, failed everyones final exam essay ('cept 2 kids)...handed in ALL my work, she said that i had a 70 in the class, ended up with a 68.....those two points were the difference between my parents saying "Ok, 70 isnt good, but its not the end of the world" or saying "68? Thats too close to failing for there to be any excuse for it" and getting all upset at me, lol
i swear, i wanna kill the bitch.
Another teacher who was pretty cool, knew my situation (was out of school for a few weeks toward the end of the year due to medical reasons), said i could hand in a project late.....handed it in late, and she decided to take major points off for it! god damnit! LOL
The way I see it, grades arent important as much as what you learned is...I know pleanty of kids who cheat, lie, and scam their ways into high honors....dont know jack shit, but sure can copy and cheat their way to good grades.....they'll get nowhere in life. Then there are other people like me who dont get the best grades, but try hard and although may not remember EVERYTHING, we do actually learn most of the stuff. What sucks is that colleges care more about grades than the desire to do your best and the amount of effort you put fourth. Luckily my guidance councler at the school knows my situation and understands it completly, so i dont think i'll have a hard time getting into a college that I want.
BTW, the 2 grades this year were pretty much my worst grades in highschool so far.....plus, both of them will actually be bumped up an extra 10% because theyre advanced level classes....so the 68 really gets counted as a 75....
All my other grades are mid 80's, so they count as high 80's or low 90's
Also, about copying your friends paper and not getting it graded while he did.....same thing with my nazi teacher. LOL
Me and a friend actually experimented.....to see if she favored one of us or whatever.....
did a few assignments, copied word for word, no joke. (She just scans them quickly)
On every single paper, my friend scored 2 points (out of 20) less than I did. Found it sorta funny, LOL
Copying assignments is a big no-no, FaBMX. She probably didn't accept ones that she thought you'd copied.
You said you turned in assignments late as well.
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It was only a few assiments.. and she accepts late work. There were people who turned in more make up than me.. and theres was accepted. I think she has just had it out for me.. Bad part is.. I NEVER DID ANYTHING TO HER.. I wasn't the class clown.. I wasnt loud.. I didn't do stupid things..
why were you turning in assingnments late?
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Just ones I missed here and there, or when I was abisent, or just didn't finish.
FaBMX, I can understand and sort of identify with the problems you've been having, especially with the teachers. However, there are some habits that you have that you simply can't just "shrug" off.
I've had teachers that need to have "perfect" work or they'll give you bad grades, and I've had teachers that will accept nearly any kind of work. And unless you've personally done something to a teacher, or have a family member that has done so, it is highly unlikely that a teacher is "out to get you".
Here are some things that perhaps may help you when dealing with a teacher. First of all, regardless of how annoying or angry a teacher may be, you can never insult or be mean to a teacher. If you're polite and stay on top of your work, a teacher won't hate you or have a grudge. If a teacher is angry and takes it out on you (and you feel as though its unfair or she marked your assessments poorly because of it) talk to the teacher about it. I had a teacher who swore I was cheating because I used Online cliff's notes as a prep to study before a test, and after talking to her, I was able to get my test graded fairly.
The fact that you don't turn in assignments on time, regardless of how few or how many and when you do this, is not a good habit. Being absent is no excuse any time (with certain exceptions, such as being extremely sick) to have late work, and "ones here and there" is possibly the dumbest excuse to use. If you slack off, even only a little bit, its still slacking.
The best way to pass is to be nice to the teacher, do your best within the class, and to think positively. I've seen some people who were well below the mark for failing and have passed simply because the teacher recognized that they tried their best and they were good kids.