the bad deal

Moving on and looking back...

20.07.17

Today I had my last lesson with the english teacher I have who has made English for me a nightmare this year. She has made me feel really thick, made out that I wasn’t doing my work when I had done more than anyone, made sure I knew I wasn’t one of the top students, made fun of me for getting upset after a mock at a time where I was going through a lot of personal issues (that she was aware of) as well as dealing with an incredibly stressful drama exam. And she has just made me dislike going to my english lessons this year. My other English teacher is lovely and she has helped me a lot. But today was my last day with her. Next year I have the nice English teacher and a teacher I had last year for GCSE who I know is a good teacher. She won’t be able to get on at me any more. Though she had to make another dig at me in lesson today in front of the entire class. I asked the girl next to me if I was just imaging it but she confirmed for me that for some reason this teacher had it in for me. Still, she is not going to bring me down any more.

Tomorrow is my final day as we break up for summer and I have a grand total of one lesson. I have free periods one and two, media period three then I should have drama period four but the lesson is cancelled for lower school to have form parties. Then we’re allowed to leave at lunch but I can leave before as I don’t have a lesson. I’m glad it’s the summer, I need a break. This year has been very stressful but I’ve formed some amazing friendships, I’ve tackled things I didn’t think I could, I’ve tried so hard and I can only hope that my results will show that. I know not to expect much for drama because of the disaster of our coursework and practical but hopefully I did well in media and English. I hope all the tears and sleepless nights were worth it.

It’s strange to be saying that I’m going to be in my final year of school but I’m glad of it. I’ve come a long way and it’s one step closer to where I actually want to be. I hope you all have a lovely summer and if like me you have summer work I hope you remain productive xx

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CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SAD MORTY IS WHEN HE KNOWS
HIS PARENTS ARE GONNA DIVORCE.

LIKE….. DAMN…..

As much as I love Klance, I don’t want them together until after season 5. 

Ya’ll wanna make this relationship happen fast, but I say w a i t.

Remember Robin and Starfire from the good Teen Titans?

Remember how well written that was? How good it felt when they did get together?

C h i l l

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I would do   a n y t h i n g   for her ( 4.02 // 4.03 )

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nine in the afternoon // panic! at the disco

  • me: i did THIS THING AND I AM PROUD OF IT WHAT DO YOU THINK!!!!!!!!!!
  • others: yeah it's good
  • me: . . . , , , .. . . ,, you didn't get super excited and you didn't scream and praise me to no end so i'm going to conclude you hate what i did so i'm going to hate it too

Somehow I feel like this post is incomplete, but I can’t think of what I could write. If I think of something else, I’ll add reblog and add to it. Hi everyone! So the story is I received an ask from a high school junior who was stuck with a teacher for her Latin elective who champions self-learning and has apparently been teaching extraneous content. The asker wanted to know how to get good grades for Latin when they’ve lost their passion, so I thought that I would make a post about Dealing with Bad Teachers. 


DEALING WITH THE TEACHER

Firstly, self-learning is important and the teacher has good intentions for you. But it’s something that develops over time, and isn’t usually enforced for entire course loads. It is should be a legal requirement that the teacher teaches you the core syllabus set by your state/government, so politely and privately (via email or otherwise) request her to follow it, emphasising that you feel a lack of support (“it’s me not you”). If she refuses to change her teaching method, take it up (again privately) with the faculty head teacher. Of course, you need to actually collate the syllabus points which have not been covered so that you can present your case. 

STUDYING FOR A SUBJECT WHERE YOU HAVE A BAD TEACHER

  • If you can’t do anything about the teacher, unfortunately you’re going to have to put in extra work to stay on top of things

  • Get a support network of friends, and maybe even students in the other class can help; ask them to send you resources that the other Latin teacher is supplying so that you can self-study. 

  • Get your friends to give you feedback and help you study. 

  • Find textbooks, and schedule a chapter a week or however many you need to cover all the content by the end of the term when you have exams. A textbook teaches just as well, or even better than a bad teacher (though it’s not anywhere close to a good teacher unfortunately). 

STUDYING A SUBJECT YOU AREN’T INTERESTED IN

As for learning something that you’re really uninterested in, this is something I had to face every year whilst studying English. I hated English since I was more a maths/science student, but I still forced myself to study, and just do it for the marks.

I hated the idea of getting low marks for the subject more than actually doing the subject, so like the pottery story, I would just write essay after essay, story after story, until I improved. I had an older cousin that I would send my work to, and she would give me feedback so I could improve the story. And you know what? At the end of all that, I actually didn’t find English so bad, because I raised my English marks to a Band 6 (which is the highest band in Australian HSC), and I felt proud of the work that I did. Usually, you only start liking what you’re good at. There’s this really nice quote that I found that sums it up:

When you work hard at something you become good at it.
When you become good at something you enjoy doing it more.
When you enjoy doing something, there is a good chance you will become passionate about it. (source)

LEARNING A LANGUAGE

As for learning a language specifically, you need to try to become interested in the language that you’re studying. For me, I really liked studying Japanese because I liked reading manga, and Korean because I like listening to Kpop. So why do you want to learn Latin? It’s difficult for a dead language, but find something that interests you; I’ll recommend word origins! That’s the most interesting thing about Latin imo :)

Try working through the vocab and grammar systematically. Learn 1 new grammar structure everyday, and make flashcards with the words you need to know for the exam. There are plenty of tips around studyblr for individual languages :)


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

SEE ALSO

He was swallowed by the darkness between the stars.

Another version of Rhysand. 

  • Psychic: *reads my mind*
  • My brain: GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO GO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO DATEKO
  • Psychic: what the fuck
  • Me: I don't know make it stop

if you feel uncomfortable with someone’s blog , unfollow it

i dont care if you follow each other months,years or ages

you cant live like that ,blacklist won’t alway save you

if you dont like their blog unfollow

if you dont like  their opinions unfollow

if you dont like what they reblog  unfollow

f you dont like their edits ,[ no bish dont unfollow me i try ] u n f o ll o w

your dash should be a peaceful place ,you should enjoy it 

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This, all of this, it started with my mistake, with Flashpoint.
This is my penance. This is my redemption.