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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Module88, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Module88

    Module88 IncGamers Member

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    Umm, help

    I think my English 3 AP teacher is certifiably insane. She gives us stupid work (and I mean stupid) and her recent project has started to make me twitch uncontrollably. Has anyone experienced this before? Any suggestions?

    And I know someone is going to ask, so by stupid I mean things like comparing the percentage of the total number of finite verbs in all dependent and independent clauses to the total number of substantive words in the passage. We have to analyze five articles, at least eight paragraphs a piece, and there are a host of things we need to do. Most are similar to that, with us having to count the number of subjects, expletives, coordinating conjunctions, adverbs, conjunctive phrases, prepositional phrases, verbal phrases, adjective phrases, abolute phrases, adverb clauses, front-shifts, and two more pages front and back of this crap. And this is only one project.
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Good Christ. What the crap are they teaching kids these days?
     
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    She's preparing you for life, man. Most of your pre-retirement life is going to be spent doing stupid crap on a superior's whim, especially the next few years if you go to college.
     
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    ill agree there :rolleyes:

    are all your projects that bad?

    i didnt even understand what you had to do in that project but im sure it was terrible .. :cheesy:
     
  5. Module88

    Module88 IncGamers Member

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    A lot of ****, clearly. How this is going to help me pass the AP test or maintain my sanity is beyond me. And that's not the whole list. -_- I can't stop twitching. Solutions? When I get back from break I'm going to give her hell for this.

    Normally looking at her makes me twitch. But now she made me bring the twitching home, and I'm pissed. If anyone has tried mixing chemicals twitching, you'll know it can be very dangerous. Being a chemist, it's HARD TO MAKE SOLUTIONS WITH THIS TWITCH. Solutions please.
     
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    Dance monkey, dance!
     
  7. Module88

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    You have no FREAKING idea. You luck ****. I can understand doing stupid stuff. She's stupid, what can I say. But when I start ****ING TWITCHING because of her ****ING PROJECT, something must be wrong. I've done a lot of projects in my life, and not one has made me twitch and shake uncontrollably. Help.
     
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    I dunno, man. You'd better see a doctor or something; you might have a nervous disorder beginning here. Odd school assignments can frustrate you or make you angry, but generally don't physically make you twitch unless there's some other underlying thing going on.
     
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    well the fact that it's an AP class explains some of it i guess .. im sorry but i dont really have a solution that would work =|

    im sure someone smart here does though.
     
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    No, I do already have a nervous disorder, I'm sure. But I never twitched this much before. It's ridiculous.
     
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    If I understood what the hell you were doing in that project I would help you. Unfortunately language is my weakest subject.
     
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    Mod, that twitch happened to me a few times, first time ever in my life was when I was surrounded by former friends and talking to my ex-girlfriend while she was standing with her new boyfriend who happened to be a rival of mine at the university. Now it happens whenever there is severe stress that I'm trying stay cool but my face is subtly telling me otherwise.

    As for work, what you have to do now is nothing compared to what you will be asked to do later on. I'd gladly do that stuff than do what I'm currently doing...
     
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    Well here's what I have to do left. I got 1/5 of the way and started twitching uncontrollably, so I stopped.

    1. Number of sentences that contain more than 10 words over the average sentence
    2. Percentage of sentences that contain more than 10 words over the average
    3. Number of sentences that contain five words or more below the average
    4. Percentage of sentences that contain five words or more below the average
    5. Total number of simple sentences and percentage
    6. Total number of compound sentences and percentage
    7. Total number of complex sentences and percentage
    8. Total number of compound-complex sentences
    9. In two paragraphs, record the sequence of grammatical types
    10. Number and percentage of subjects
    11. Number and percentage of expletives
    12. Number and percentage of coordinating conjunctions
    13. Number and percentage of adverbs
    14. Number and percentage of conjunctive phrases
    15. Number and percentage of prepositional phrases
    16. Number and percentage of verbal phrases
    17. Number and percentage of adjective phrases
    18. Number and percentage of absolute phrases
    19. Number and percentage of adverb clauses
    20. Number and percentage of front-shift's (inverted word order)
    21. Total number of substantive words in the passage
    22. Total number of monosyllabic substantive words
    23. Percentage of monosyllabic substantive words
    24. Total number of nouns and pronouns
    25. Total number of concrete nouns and pronouns
    26. Percentage of concrete nouns and pronouns
    27. Total number of finite verbs in all dependent and independent clauses in the passage
    28. What percentage does 27 represent of 21?
    29. Total number of linkin verbs
    30. Percentage of linking verbs
    31. Total number of active non linking verbs
    32. Percentage of active verbs
    33. Total number of passive non linking verbs
    34. Percentage of passive verbs
    35. Total number of adjectives (do not count participles or articles)
    36. Average number of adjectives per sentence

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    2. Seen Any Real Democrats Lately?
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    4. Gun Madness
    5. Game Over

    The rest of the project I can do by myself, I think.
     
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    I heard a pop, did you guys hear a pop? *Drools*
     
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    You realize that's one part of the project from one class. -_-
     
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    She's hardcore liberal. She apologized to the "conservatives" in the beginning of the year for the bias she was going to have. Which is wonderful. But everyone got different authors and articles, so we can't work together. I managed to get this one because I was more familiar with her style, but others got weird authors.
     
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    i had a problem like this with one of my teachers this year. go up to her and, as politely as possible, just ask what exactly you're supposed to be learning from her lessons and activities
     
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    I did. We're supposed to be studying the "rhetorical strategies" by doing this project. But I can't think of any time where forcing a class to study one particular way got them anywhere. When I get back I'm just going to ***** at her. I'm sick of this useless ****.
     
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    Go above her and talk to the principal. I'm pretty sure there's some sort of set material to cover for AP English. At the very least, it'll get someone outside involved. I've definitely seen kids come to college who had AP English, but can't write so well. I always wondered what happened, now that I know this waste of time goes on in AP English, it makes more sense.
     

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