Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Puttin up the white flag

I think I can honestly say that Algebra has won.
I can say I gave a good fight, I did the best I could with the resources available to me and the time I had and it just wasn't possible.
I am down to final hours and I still have a very large chunk to go and it's not looking good.
I am at the mercy of the program.It doesn't give me points for trying or spending over 100 hours on it. It only gives me points for what I "master" and I am no master when it comes to this stuff.

I wanted to celebrate that it was almost over that I could finally put Algebra behind me and move on to other classes. I wanted to put summer school behind me with Algebra and swimming put checked off. Well swimming will be checked off, but sadly I dont see Algebra going away and that does not feel like much to celebrate. To even think about taking it AGAIN makes me want to throw up.
Do I take it next semester while some of it is still fresh? Do I take 6 months off and take it AGAIN? I can't get my certification with out it so I cant just say never mind.
I am going to give it the best shot I can today and tomorrow and just see how it all turns out, but my hope is gone for now that I can pull a C out of this.

1 comment:

ザイツェヴ said...

I dunno, I don't remember Algebra to be that bad. It's just systems of equations and things... I made my daughter to take Algebra with Stanford's EPGY, they have a remote education program. I do not remember anything ground shaking there. Now Calculus can be tricky... And Trigonometry is just hideously annoying, with a phalanx of formulas. Maybe your teacher was just overloading you with mindless excercises.