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22 September 2006 @ 01:43 pm
...what you've all been waiting for.  
...in the end, it wasn't all my friends telling me how they'd support me no matter what that made me decide to go ahead and spill how my life has changed recently. I appreciated it, and y'all are full of wisdom, which I love it when you share. There was a stronger power that compelled me to spill.

I can't possibly whine about how difficult and crappy college is unless I tell you guys I've gone back to college.

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In other news, my history teacher doesn't teach very well. I read a chapter 5-6 times, take copious notes in class (which I go over at least once) and still do poorly on tests.

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I just barely passed the test that allows me to take the lowest level of math required to get a degree, so when I get around to taking algebra (for the 4th time in my life, yet I never failed... long story) I will be struggling like never before. Thankfully, that's not this semester.

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I also can't brag if I don't mention college. I took the placement test for English and got this... "Congratulations, this is the top placement. You may be qualified for the Honors Program." I'm still probably not going for honors, because I need to brush up on my basics. The other people on my art team know way more punctuation and grammar than I do. It's flattering and makes me braggy, though.

P.S. It's probably not a permanent team, but the people on my art team are all crazy and rock.
 
 
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jason_brez on September 22nd, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Way to go, Misty!
I hope everything works out.
Let me know if you need textbooks on early russian history or on jesus in historical research or roman plays in latin. :) i can totally hook you up!
Fritters: Collegefritters on September 22nd, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations!
i can totally hook you up!

I know you can. Wow.

BTW, I'm required to go to an art show on October 7th I think that's downtown. We're supposed to do some report on it or something. Martin and I'll probably be taking the subway. If you wanted to join it might be fun.
Re: Congratulations! - jason_brez on September 22nd, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Congratulations! - fritters on September 22nd, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: bunny YMCA!spazzychic on September 22nd, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)

Yay you told you told you told :D

A good way to help with history is to use outside of the book/ teacher information. Take for example, the internet. www.historychannel.com even goes so far as to make it interesting to read. :)
Fritters: Head smashie by rainecloudfritters on September 22nd, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to make it interesting, I'm working on a little story to try and remember all the presidents in order, but it's sucking. And get this, we're supposed to memorize for testing purposes all prezzes from 1850 or so, with their party, the state they're from, the year they got in, the major issues during that election period and who they ran against. I can't IMAGINE anyway to make that painless. But I'll definitely dig through the URL.
(no subject) - ladypixel on September 23rd, 2006 06:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Matthew B. Tepper: Albino brideasimovberlioz on September 22nd, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Far out! You go woman!
Fritters: Head smashie by rainecloudfritters on September 22nd, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
It's way way way harder than I remember. I don't remember having to reread things 6 times to still do poorly.
(no subject) - asimovberlioz on September 23rd, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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postrophe on September 23rd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Congrats! Good for you! You go studentGirl!
(And what good is it if you can't complain or brag about it?)

Who is your history prof? Sounds like the doof I had way back when...
And you must take Mrs. (Margie) Hoskinson for any english classes, if you at all can...

The people on your art team are all rock? Heavy, baby...
Fritters: Collegefritters on September 23rd, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
What good is LJ if you can't brag or whine? College and LJ go hand in hand...

My teacher is "Dr. Mac". I'm probably only taking one English class, I've got enough I'm trying to shoehorn in without taking extra stuff. Does Mrs. Hoskinson teach the basic classes? And I assume you know her?
(no subject) - postrophe on September 23rd, 2006 08:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
lironesslironess on September 23rd, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Wow! That is so cool!

I had a math teacher that totally sucked once.. He would say, "for example", and would verbalize a particular sequence of numbers and would simentaniously write something different on the whiteboard. Then someone would have to raise their hand, then he would have to notice and call on them. They would bring it to his attention and he would stare at the numbers then sheepishly say "yeah you are right", erase the offending numbers and hopefully write the correct ones (Yes he sometimes wrote the wrong ones and the whole process would start again). Meanwhile, a half an hour would go by. I would be climbing the walls. After a week I went to the Dean and asked to be transferred to a different class. He knew exactly who my teacher was before I told him, and transfered me and a few other students immediately.

Yeah art team!!!

Yeah Misty!

P. S. The thing that I find realy ironic about history is that what we read may have never happened at all....and who would ever know....





Fritters: Dangerously Undermedicated by Frittersfritters on September 23rd, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
I can understand the reason we need to know history. I can understand needing to know how different issues affected voting. But I can't understand why we need to know what state presidents were from and the exact year each were voted in. As long as we know the basic progression that should be good enough except for Trivial Pursuit, right?
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Robyn Goodfellow: booktowerrobyngoodfellow on September 23rd, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
HA! I knew it! I knew that's what it was!

Anyway, congratulations on getting back to school, I know you'll do great.
Fritters: =P  ---  A gif my mom mailed mefritters on September 23rd, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
HA! I knew it! I knew that's what it was!

=PPPPPPPPP
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Calvin Victory (babycakesicons)brendo on September 23rd, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
W00t!

Phoenix Anew: snoopy happyphoenix_anew on September 23rd, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats, and all that! I know going back is a huge step.

Most history teachers do suck, so don't worry. You're probably only getting a biased liberal view of the story anyway, so just try to do the best you can and remember how little it matters in real life. ;) I made the mistake of taking Post Civil War to the Present while in college, and had to sit through "Reagan was the devil, Clinton was our savior" and it damn near drove me batty.

I was lucky enough to test out of college algebra. Don't ask me how. I wish you luck when you reach it.

Honors English just means extra work. I had qualified for it to, but since my major was not English related, I didn't see the point. But then I've never been much on overachieving. If the topics seem fun, it might be worth it, if not you'll just hate yourself for having to write extra papers. Congrats on being the best though.. brag away, you deserve it!
Fritters: V - Not about Bush by enlisted_smilefritters on September 23rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's HORRIBLY biased. He's more evenhanded than the book, too. There will be MUCH ranting on the book later. Here's an example, though.

The carpetbaggers who took advantage of all the people in the south after the civil war weren't really bad people. The southerners just hated them all because they were from the north. They never bilked or cheated anyone, the only reason they went to the south was to help their poor downtrodden brethren out of the kindness of their hearts and to heal the rift between the north and south.

Fuck WHAT?

And I made myself extremely unpopular in class Thursday. He was making fun of a lawyer from Oklahoma in the 50s who went to congress by saying "Wow, y'all got 2 story buildin's and indoor plumbin' and AYVERYTHIN'!" so I asked him "If it's okay to make fun of southerners because there are none in the room, does that make it okay to make fun of blacks when there are none in the room either?"

Sorry. Ranting. I should post about all that.

I'm expecting the Reagan was satan thing anytime now.
(no subject) - phoenix_anew on September 23rd, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fritters on September 24th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
perlee_grace on September 24th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
Hey, congratulations!
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on September 24th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Thanks!
khystrakhystra on September 30th, 2006 08:27 am (UTC)
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Would it be insulting to say I was proud of you?
You so rock.
Frittersfritters on September 30th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
You're a sweet sweet gal. Be proud of me when I actually complete a class or two ~_^ It's still looking a bit suspect to me...