What is with this world?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nitynate, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I go out to get the mail today, hoping to receive my Threadless order, but instead, I find a letter addressed to me from my school.
    Surprised and also quite excited, I assume that it must be my schedule for next year or my FCAT results.
    I open the letter and what is it you may ask? HOMEWORK. F*&(ING HOMEWORK.

    This is how it read to me-
    "Dear Students, Welcome to AP European Literature at **** High School..... Blah blah blah... Read the 4 books listed below and complete the 150 journal questions enclosed"


    I expected a summer of beach and beach and beach.
    Not reading and journal questions. :(


    Who else has summer homework?
     
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Thats what you get for being smart, more homework.

    You're parents should have dropped you on your head more as a child.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i always had summer work for my ap/honors classes
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Is that what happened to you too?:)
     
  5. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    Nah, his (?) parents are smart and want him to move out and go to college.
    Freedom when he's 18! :)
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I don't, but then again I'm 31. ;)

    Out of interest, what are the four books you've got to read?
     
  7. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    Can it be done on the beach? ;)
     
  8. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    It's funny - I remember when I was in HS they were pushing towards sending out assignments mid to late summer. Now it's at the beginning. What I don't understand is the reasoning.

    It seems like the argument is "we want to get you ready for college" or "we want to hit the ground running." The problem is, in college, you don't get that much before the semester - if anything. The most I would get would be "read 100 pages" or some such thing. Maybe write a short paper - just so that the prof could get a feel for where the class was and how he/she would have to teach and what to focus on. And hitting the ground running never happens - there's always a couple of days of hiccups.

    Oh well. I plan on being familiar with school policies and trying to make sure my kids can enjoy summers for as long as they can. No need to rush into spending your summers inside where your only lights are the flourecent tubes on the ceilings and what comes out of your monitor...
     
  9. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Sadly I took honors courses in high school. My brain cell loss has happened only of late.
    His parents are causing his suffering for their benefit? :rolleyes:
     
  10. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    That what you get for taking AP classes. I made the mistake of taking them and they gave us this list of books RECOMMENDED to read. I didn't read any and still did fine in the AP classes. AP classes are SOOO not worth it. As many times as I tell people this, they still don't listen.
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Smart arse!
     
  12. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    And their own. All part of the greater plan. (Can you tell it's a parent talking here? :) )
     
  13. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Shoot, wait until you get out into the real world. :D

    Summer for me means I work twice as hard. Gotta get those school buildings ready for you students to occupy them (and start defacing and damaging them) in the fall...

    Speaking of which, I now know what 50 years worth of sweat collected in a boys locker room smells like...
     
  14. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Community service sucks doesn't it? :p
    kidding
     
  15. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but why waste the time doing that when I could be girl finding? Books arent that appealing to beach girls.... I dont think... Unless I find the sexy librarian girl at the beach. Er... Uh. Nevermind.


    Yes, I am a guy.


    How to Read Literature Like a Professor (looks like a fun read)
    Pierre et Jean (i think it's in english....)
    The Metamorphosis
    Anna Karenina (it's huge!!!)

    Sucks.
     
  16. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Honestly? As far as academia goes, I'd take busy-work over real analytical work any day. It can be done so half-assedly and that's what easy-As are all about. Just do the grunt work, get the A. Period. Mmm... Just learn to be more efficient and you can get your work done pronto. Or not.

    I never finished a single book I was assigned in AP Lit, and managed to get an A and get er... a 4 on the AP exam. :)
     
  17. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    And skip the rest of the russian library? No War&peace, Crime & punishment or even oblomow
     
  18. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Hehe, that reminds me of the honors lit course I took my freshman year in college. It was a book a week deal, not short books either, a look into best sellers of the recent era. I think the only book I actually read was the Da Vinci Code. Still got an A in the course, it was the easiest course of my college career.
     
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  20. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know, it was the most random list of books i have ever seen.
     
  21. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well I am performing a service for the community, but I also get paid to do so...
     
  22. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    As Simon says…..

    ”When I think back
    On all the crap I learned in high school
    It's a wonder
    I can think at all…..”
    :p
     
  23. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    i only took four ap classes, one i pulled out of after one semester because the workload was just too much for me. only ap us history had summer homework, and it wasn't too much, and issued at the end of the summer to get ready for the school year. i failed that test, but i pass calc.

    i think ap classes are now a waste of time since uc (california) does not take them anymore. i would rather just dual enroll (which i also did).

    but i think giving all this homework is just too much, guess it's just to confine them to close quarters earlier.
     
  24. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    I know how you feel. I have to read for one of my Pre-AP English class too. I have to read Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Oh.My.God. That book is so boring!:eek:
     
  25. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    My suggestion:

    Find as many of those books in Audio format as possible. SO much easier then actually reading it.
     

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