Thursday, May 15, 2014

One Heck of a Ride

It's been about a year and a half (ok, a month) since I posted last and I just wanted to leave this update here in the hopes that someone besides myself stumbles across my blog.

These last few months of school are always the most stressful; there's AP testing (check), Keystones (PA's standardized subject tests- also check), and the worst of all: FINALS. I'm internally dying a little inside as my Honors Chemistry final rapidly approaches. It's less than a month away. YIKES.

If you didn't know, Honors Chem is basically my least favorite thing in the entire world. I kid you not. My brain is just not wired that way; everything goes in one ear and out the other. Granted, I've been pulling off a B average, but that is my lowest grade so far in high school. Okay, you either really want to punch me in the face right now or you totally understand me. Sorry. I know it's annoying when people say they're doing bad but they're really not. The thing is, I'm actually jealous of people who aren't necessarily doing the best, the people who choose to take things with a grain of salt. I get so upset over my grades it's pathetic.

Anyway, we were recently informed that our final for Chem is 4 parts- a lab section, a written section, a word problems section, and multiple choice. The multiple choice is an SAT subject test. Basically I'm going to cry. I don't think I've ever actually quite understood a lab- I always just let my lab partner interpret the directions and I assist in any way I can. So the lab final should be fun. The rest I'm not even going to think about. I'm going to try to pick up one of those practice tests for an SAT Chemistry Subject Test at the bookstore this weekend and do some of that. I skimmed through one for my Human Geography AP Exam and I really think it helped. Fingers crossed.

At least I finally have AP Human Geo behind me... all we're doing in that class now is easy peasy culture "fluff" projects and a field trip. My only two finals will be English and Chem, and I'd be quite surprised if I studied for my English final. From here on out my one and only focus is Chem. That doesn't mean I'm going to completely skip out on the work for my other classes... I'll still do it, it'll just be complete BS. I honestly never try in English and have a 95, and my other classes are all basically fluff- First Aid & CPR, Aerobics, and like I said, AP Human.

The funny thing is that as I'm writing all this stuff about focusing on Chem, I'm stalling studying for a chem test. Which is tomorrow. It's 7 PM and I haven't even looked at the info. So that's good. I should maybe do that.



P.S. This summer- which for me starts June 12- you can look forward to LOTS more posts!

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