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Metall_pingwin

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#1 10 years ago

I'm sick of being judged, graded and evaluated. I'm sick of being told that I'm average or I fail. I'm sick of all this nonconstructive stress. I'm sick of school. But I'm not sick of all the work I am given. That's natural and normal, it's no reason to complain, however I wish that I could do something about the stress I told you about.

The point of the thread is to tell me. How did you deal with it? Did you let it consume you or did you find a way around it? Do you think the school system should be altered, what would be a better system that doesn't inflict so much stress?




emonkies

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#2 10 years ago

I found my own little clique to run with. In my case it was the Marine Corp JROTC unit.

In most of my classes except Math I was hated (I sucked at math). The class was graded on a curve and I was the kid who always aced the tests to screw up the curve for everyone else. I was especially good at Science, Biology, and History, and English Literature. Classes I liked I aced with no problem. If it didnt interest me I didnt bother studying and did very poorly.

Before I found USMC JROTC I was studying theatre and performing arts but was pretty much a loner. I spent lots of time reading, building plastic model kits, and listening to music.




Speer

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#3 10 years ago

I'm still in high school so everything is still easy. When I get stressed out I simply get on a computer and kill some people, If that doesn't work then there are my brothers I can beat up.:fistpunch: I would recommend putting some time away everyday to do something that takes your mind off school.




wjlaslo

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#4 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4184119The point of the thread is to tell me. How did you deal with it?

Still haven't, and it's made me a real social wreck of a person with severe depression. That's great American education for you.

Did you let it consume you or did you find a way around it?

Only way to stop it is to stop caring; it works surprisingly well. If you just never do homework you feel a lot better. Wish I could do that...

Do you think the school system should be altered, what would be a better system that doesn't inflict so much stress?

YES. Take away homework. Going home every day is a break from school...NOT a time where you can learn, just in a different environment. If you're going to give someone 5 hours of homework every night you might as well send them to boarding school.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 10 years ago

If it's any comfort, once you're out of school and start to actually have a choice over what to do with your life you should start to find it easier. Chances are that you'll be under more pressure (you don't really have the choice of 'failing' in work, and failing in higher education is a waste of your time and money) but despite that the fact that you actually want to do it makes it easier.




Aeroflot

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#6 10 years ago

Metall_pingwin;4184119I'm sick of being judged, graded and evaluated. I'm sick of being told that I'm average or I fail. I'm sick of all this nonconstructive stress. I'm sick of school. But I'm not sick of all the work I am given. That's natural and normal, it's no reason to complain, however I wish that I could do something about the stress I told you about.

The point of the thread is to tell me. How did you deal with it? Did you let it consume you or did you find a way around it? Do you think the school system should be altered, what would be a better system that doesn't inflict so much stress?

I never had much stress because I never emphasized school. It was always like Mark Twain said: "I won't let my schooling interfere with my education."




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#7 10 years ago

I reminded myself I only had to put up with it for two years.




Rich19

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#8 10 years ago

Find a group of mates with similar ability to you, and "compete" within that. Screw actual mark, if you got a B and your similar ability mates all got Cs, that's a good thing.

...I think that was what you were asking about, but it was a little unclear. Am I any help, or am I wittering on about something unrelated?




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#9 10 years ago

Don't feel sorry for yourself or blame the system, there are always more demanding and stressful occupations than what you are worrying about.

I think it helps not to listen to what people say about school/university. I know a lot of people who complain all the time about how difficult everything is. I'm sure they fail mostly because they give up without even trying. Listen to music instead, it will motivate you.

It also helps to just work on what you have to do. If you're really busy you won't have time for complaints as you will use what little free time you have left for something more interesting.




Locomotor

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#10 10 years ago

As Aeroflot and Twain said. Modern education, especially in America, is something of a sham.

When I was in high school, I basically did just good enough to scrape by without drawing attention to myself in either direction (averaging B's and C's). I did well in some classes to appease teachers I respected, like my science and literature teachers. Other than that, my school was an athletic place, and the administration sucked.

My friends and I got around the awfulness of school during our free time there. After lunch, we had a 30 minute break in the gym. There, we invented Ballin', which consisted of throwing the ball really high, falling down, dancing, and harassing the jocks. Until, of course we were all banned from the gym for "playing basketball in an inappropriate and distractive manner". Go figure.




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