Friday, January 4, 2013

school, first trimester

This post will probably be a little bit boring, but this blog is not only for those back home to read but it is also a way for me to remember how I am doing with my Spanish life at that moment in time for the rest of my life (if that even makes sense).

The grading scale is from 1-10, 5 is passing, 6 & 7 are good, 8 & 9 are really good, 10 is almost impossible

History for the Contemporary World: 5, I´m not really sure how I passed considering I didn´t study for the tests, but it was all information I already knew.

Philosophy: 3, As bad as this may sound, I have never cared less about a class than this philosophy class. this is really just my "journeling" class. I don´t need to pass it and I don´t really have a strong interest so I just write in my notebook.

Applied Mathematics: 4, I honestly assumed I would pass because math isn´t too difficult for me, but then we got our first test back and 1 person passed (not kidding). We then had a retake and 4 more passed. So for the next trimester I should probably try harder if I decide I want to pass.

Economy: 6, At first I was not into this class at all, but it´s really not that bad and I absolutely love Fridays because we have debates...I can´t even explain it. You have to see it to believe it. They get so intense and there are just arms flying everywhere (Spainards use lots of hand gestures) and yelling and literal finger pointing and cussing...if you are not participating, it is a wonderful sight to see. With the crisis happening, there is always something to discuss, although, I do participate quite a bit and I love it. 
Technology Information and Communication: 7, considering before this class, I was barely proficient on Microsoft Word, this class has done wonders for me, and it is not even that difficult, so I like it

English: 10, My teacher allows me to do whatever I want during the class as long as I´m not disruptive and I have to take the tests so she can give me a grade. Sounds like a fair deal to me. I normally write my blog post for the week here or some type of writing.

Spanish Literature and Language: 4 It´s honestly like I am sitting in my English literature class back at St. Francis working so hard but only getting sub-par results. I´m just praying that if I continue showing my teacher that I try and do my work and I get 4s or 5s on the tests, she will pass me at the end of the year.

Physical Education: 6, I feel like I´m training for the Olympics in this class and since I don´t have to take PE at St. Francis, I don´t really like it. But it´s really not that bad.

Sciences for the Contemorary World: 7, Not that this class is very difficult but I am learning some things, and my teacher is really cool. It is only twice a week and my class thinks this class is a joke (it kind of is), but since I sit right in front of my teacher´s desk we normally just talk since he knows no one pays attention.

       I have an average of 5.8

All in all, I would say I am pretty happy with my grades, especially since none of the grades were from pity because I don´t understand 100% The only really frustrating thing is that I never studied once for history and I passed; however, I studied for the Lengua tests like I have never studied before and I only ended up with a 4. Lengua is the class I need to pass, not history. But I´m probably just being hard on myself, and I am proud of my accomplishments!

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