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Revamped schedule:

1. Precalc AB - McMahon
2. a) PE / free b) free
3. AP Geography - Powers
4. a) Government - Augustine b) Eng 12 Semester - Pickins
5. a) Health - Parker b) Eng 12 Semester - Pickins
6. a) Economics - Strippel b) PE / free

Oh, look at that. No 7th and 8th period! The wonder of it all.

Course analysis!

1. Precalc AB - McMahon

Good teacher, possibly interesting course material, but McMahon doesn't like me. He's got that instinct for slackers, and he's caught my scent (doing 1/4 homework assignments is a big tip), and he's being a pain about it. He's the kind of teacher that stops class to note the fact that you are late, and regardless of whose fault it is, will blame you and threaten you in order to remedy the problem. It doesn't help being first period, because as some of you may recall, I had 48 absences and some obscene amount of tardies in my first period class last year.

3. AP Geography - Powers

So far, this has been a little worse than expected. The students in the class suck - they talk more than they did in USH, and it's an AP class, so, what gives? It would probably be more fun if Powers didn't have to spend so much time doing managerial stuff, providing more time for the good class discussion he fostered in USH last year, as well as more of his fun stories. The course material is pretty excessively easy - it's basically common knowledge with formal names tacked on. Ideally it will improve, but I'm not dropping it.

4. Participation in Government - Augustine

Sucks. Teacher sucks, students suck, course material sucks. She's like Brofenbrenner, but slightly less inane. Students are jockular or dumb-tastic, and the course material is designed to cater to that.

5. Health - Parker

Sucks. I honestly could teach this class - that's how lame it is. But you knew that.

6. Economics - Strippel

Really great. The teacher knows exactly how to foster good discussion, and guides it effectively to explain the material. It's the kind of class where you want to do the homework so that you can participate, and she's the kind of teacher that you actually want respect from. Interesting course material, too.

I dropped AP Stats, along with Graphic Tech and Fractals & Chaos. AP Stats wasn't bad, the teacher was good, the class was okay, and the course material was sub-meh, but the biggest motivation to dropping was that it was 8th period. I've been laying the law down - if I'm doubting anything at this point, down it goes. I'm not going through a repeat of last year. That was a nightmare.

Life's generally progressing well. The mode of things has been to go to school, come home, play SK, sleep, maybe do some homework, and that's that. I've been pretty reclusive - I've found myself listening to music as often as possible in school and preferring to walk home alone so that I can continue to listen to music. I've gotten obnoxious with the listening to music while people talk to me, too. I'm not sure what it is, really.

You have played 521 hour(s) so far.
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