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.