People should learn how to do research before they judge. You post what people send in!!! I mean really other Anons get with the program! I love your blog and I would not change a thing about it. And actually I find I can relate to a lot of it. So I don't even know what these boneheads are talking about.
I know :[ It’s too bad. They just want a reaction out of me/us and I was trying to show them that it wouldn’t be tolerated but clearly that just makes them want to do it more. So now they’re ALL going to be deleted. :]
I'm also American and I saw Autumn. I don't understand what the other person was talking about. xD
Hahaha me either. I think “Autumn” just generally sounds prettier and more sophisticated than “Fall”. I don’t even know hahaha is that true though? Is that just like a weird American thing? Do people in other countries not say “fall”?
And ohhh they’re just trolling and what not, it’s cool.
I hid my nerdy tendencies in school and, as a result, I didn't get brilliant marks in anything. It is my biggest regret that I allowed myself to put anything before education, and it was my proudest moment when I decided to go to college and get a teaching degree. I'm going to do everything I should have done years ago :)
Good for you! I’m glad you are going after what you want, despite any past regrets you may have. I hope it works out well for you! :D
Not to scare the the girl with the exchange student, but from my own experience I found junior year to be the absolute toughest out of all four years of high school. Don't get me wrong, junior year is fun, but it's usually filled with the most work, not to mention the SATs. But as long as you possess the wonderfully nerdy talent of time management, you should be fine :D. You can look forward to next year though, because besides the stress of college and scholarship applications, its a breeze :).
Hi! For your other anon: Acronyms can be pronounced as words, and initialisms cannot, so TARDIS is an acronym, and even so, the periods are not really necessary even in initialisms -- most publications aren't strict about it, and it's so much easier/looks nicer writing FBI rather than F.B.I. :)
Hi! Okay cool, that seems to have settled it then! :]
if there was a hurricane I'd be TERRIFIED since I live in the middle of Europe. xD But I'd just read one of the gazillion ebooks I have stored on my laptop [no nope not bragging] while lip-syncing to horrible music.
YES. Also, lucky you for living in Europe<3 So jealous.
The Anonymous is anonymous, so I can't tell them directly - but if they talk to their advisor and explain that they're not comfortable with this way of taking notes, the advisor can talk to the teacher. The teacher may not like you, but at least you'll learn!
Oh cool! Okay this is a nice addition for the solutions list! I think I would be entirely too shy to talk to the teacher personally, so this is a nice go between. Thanks so much!
Hi, I just started following and I really like your blog (: I just saw that post about "hipster quirks" and i think you answered it really well, (that person was kindaa being a jerk) but I think you should change "condescendence" to "condescension" in this case. I'm pretty sure condescendence means "pertaining to scottish law" or something haha (: Please don't think I'm being picky or hating on your blog because I really love it! Im just a grammar/word nerd and it's what I do :D
Hi! Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it! And yes, I tried very hard to be polite, but my patience was a little low, given the tone the message was sent in : \
And no not at all! I don’t mind you correcting me, so long as you do so politely, which you clearly are :] I wasn’t sure about it because “condescendence” is another form of the word “condescend” in my dictionary. I think “condescendence” and “condescension” are interchangeable actually. I’d at least like to think so. :] But I dunno! Either way it was rather early in the morning where I live when I wrote that so you’ll have to forgive me.
But I think that it is, in fact, okay. You are correct actually, it is a word that has to do with Scottish Law hahha but that is in addition to the fact that it also has to do with the word “condescend”. Confusing huh? I’d just like to say we’re both right here :] Because I think we are. According to Google and Webster anyway :]
Sorry, stupid character limit. Anyways, my professor wants me to write and highlight in my book, which I do not and will not do. More because I do not own my textbook, but mostly because I cannot write in a book. I prefer to take my notes in my notebook because that is what works best for me. But, my professor told us that she finds taking notes in class like that is offensive to her because we aren't paying attention to her at all times. What should I do?
AHHHHHHH WRITING IN BOOKS? WHAT IS THIS BLASPHEMY? Oh man. SO not my thing. My teacher told me to do it last year, and I flat out refused to do it. (Granted I am in high school so I could probably get away with it without as much of a fuss.) I also had a math teacher that used to get upset with me for taking notes in class because she thought I was not paying attention.
Notebooks are glorious inventions! What does this lady have against them!?
Oh man I dunno what you can do :[ I wish I could give you some fantastic advice or something but I don’t know! The only solutions I have, I’m afraid, are rather pathetic…
1.) Are you allowed to tape the lecture? Like record in on a voice recorder? (I know some schools are) and then take the notes when you get home/back to your dorm?
2.) Learn to do it her way. (I know you learn better your way, and I totally agree with you. But I think that there might be some underlying reason that she is all making you study this way, the same way. I think she might have thought that this is the most effective way to study for this particular course. Maybe she is saying this because she knows the way exams are set up, and she knows how you can best utilize your time and studying skills. I know it is going to feel uncomfortable at first, but you’ll get used to it eventually. And if you find that it really isn’t working, the you can always go back to your way as well. : \)
3.) Continue doing it your way as best you can, despite the fact that you will probably end up doing double the work.
I feel like I’ve failed miserably at answering your question and I’m sorry. But those are the only things I can think of. I really hope it works out okay for you! :[
(This I don’t really advise because if she gets offended by people taking notes in her class, then it’s safe to assume she is not going to be very taken with you questioning her method of teaching.)
My psychology professor told us that she wants us to take notes her way because it is what worked for her during college. I find it totally absurd. As a college professor, she should tell us how to take our notes and as a psychology professor should know that not everything works the same for everyone. She wants us to print out the power points for each lecture (which in shrinking it down so four power points are on one page, it still comes out to 6 to 10 pages) and to highlight in our book. tbc
Honestly? That crazy! As a teacher, she should want you to do whatever method of studying is best for you! Just because it worked for her doesn’t mean it’s going to work for everyone! And how is having the PowerPoints word for word going to help you study? It’s your own personal notes that are going to help you! You could print out the power points and THEN take notes but that is even MORE work and frankly, a waste of time… Okay reading the second part of your story now……..
Knowig it's actually "T.A.R.D.I.S." instead of "TARDIS"
Like an initialism as opposed to an acronym? Hmm, there seems to be a lot of confusion over this TARDIS, T.A.R.D.I.S, tardis thing. I’m not exactly a Whovian, I only vauguely know Doctor Who, so excuse me for my ignorance but:
Okay I love you all. But sleep. It’s semi-important and sort of a priority. Especially since I’m doing that thing where you wake up at “normal school time” and go to sleep at a reasonable hour to prepare yourself for a new sleep schedule for the new school year? Please tell me, I can’t be the only one who does this…. REGARDLESS that’s what I am doing. And I have failed. But you guys are more fun anyway.
But I WILL be having to start this normal sleep schedule soon. So we’ll have to work something out between us all having fun and me being able to get enough sleep to survive the school day. We’ll make it work…
But okay, more fun to be continued tomorrow when it is not 12:04 am. Or I guess, more fun to be continued today, technically? But it’s already tomorrow in Australia so… OKAY SLEEP, GOODNIGHT MY DARLINGS HAVE DELIGHTFUL DREAMS<3
Okay one more. lolz. Id stand in the middle of a long road. anticipating the hurricane i would paint my skin green a don the guise of Piccolo From DBZ. and be waiting there for the winds to start blowing. as the winds begin i would take a charging stance. as they pick up i would begin growling violently id have speakers hidden so that it would echo loudly. then when the hurricane does hit i let out a god like Roar of power as things start flying everywhere and windows shatter. Namekian Spirit!
If there was a hurricane, I would find a way to get electricity when it goes out so I can watch Doctor Who on Saturday. (If I can't watch Doctor Who because of this hurricane, I will punch it, cover it in Hunt's tomato ketchup, throw a Hungarian Horntail at it, and let them fight to the death).
Okay another thing i would do is dress up like The Aang from Avatar: the Last Air Bender i'd shave an arrow in my hair and everything. not like the movie though that was... that was trash. but anywho, as the violent wins blow i would move in various smooth and fluid martial arts motions. and then when the winds had a particularly violent burst I would scream and strike in whatever direction the wind is whipping. to get that sensation of ultimate control over the elemental force.
This is amazing. And then everyone in the world will be like:
If there was a hurricane, I would buy out all the Apple Toaster Strudels from the frozen section on sale* and then sit in my boarded up house and cook them with the toaster oven connected to one of the GARGANTUAN generators we have. Then proceed to do nothing but eat toaster strudels and watch Back to the Future (1,2, &3) , the Brat Pack, and Indy for 8 hours straight on the television. I've done this, being from Texas.
This is a flawless plan. Also, you have generators, so I’m pretty sure that makes you both indestructible and immortal, congratulations. :] hahaha :P
If there was a hurricane, I would… SCREAM AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS... because I didn't get to see Eclare be endgame =( Oh and because I didn't see the mid-season finale of Degrassi...oh and probably chill on my bed and read a book **shrugs**
If there was a hurricane I would build a rocket with my awesome engineering skills then I would go out to space and perhaps take a wormhole to another planet where there are unicorns and mermaids and glitter
My favorite part about this is all of it (especially the unicorns and glitter). Wooo! Hahaha I like this one.