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Old Jun 16 2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Long story short: I nearly failed science, and while my parents will never know I almost got a D- (I'm getting a B+ now!), I had to work really hard for the rest of the school year. Then, when school ended, I had a limited amount of computer time. I haven't been able to find time to be on here before now. If it makes you feel better, I've only just gone back to the forum that I've been a member of longest. Seniority issues (Don't ask).
I have to go and eat dinner now. I might be back on later.
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Old Jun 17 2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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Welcome back! Congratulations on your improved grade. You got your priorities right, working hard at school.
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Old Jun 17 2009, 04:44 AM   #3
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Welcome back and congratulations with the improved grade.

School should take priority but if you ever have a science problem there are people here that can help
I should be ok with biology and physics (I'm a Physics PhD student) and probably chemistry (I have no formal chemistry training beyond GCSE but I've experience with some areas of chemistry (my work borders on chemistry a lot of the time)). If you ever have a problem just ask although I won't do homework for you!
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I'm probably better at "grading" essays etc, insofar as correcting spelling and grammar mistakes, but I have enough fun trying to get an 11 year old to do his homework so I'll go with Edith, will help but won't do the homework for you, even if it's just pointing you in the right direction of finding stuff.
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Welcome back Mealla, and good job on improving your grade!
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Welcome back! Are you 100% sure your parents do not visit this site...?
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Old Jun 17 2009, 12:29 PM   #7
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Mealla...Welcome back...and congratulations
on bringing your grades up!!Your grades should always be your first
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your studies finished...and help you celebrate your hard work.
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I glad you are back. Congrats on getting your grade up. I hope you have a fun relaxing summer.
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Thanks, everyone!
My main problem with science is really that I do the most of the papers near-flawlessly and then forget to turn them in. Really, I had to find 74% of the papers I already did (no small task), find and do the 25% I didn't already do, and check to make sure I turned in the 1% I didn't have, either finished or unfinished. That may sound easy, but I'm the only person who has ever come out of my backpack unscathed. Seriously. It's that bad.
Music is generally a good thing, but, like Menolly, I'm always coming up with tunes and songs. They capture my attention and I write them down and forget what I'm supposed to be doing. That is the main reason I'm forgetful.
*sigh* Music has its drawbacks.
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Old Jun 17 2009, 11:40 PM   #10
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And congratulations on getting your grade up!

Music is wonderful and we need all the people who can create it we can get! So when you get done with the school work, let all the tunes out!
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Now, now young lady; your sex is supposed to be able to multi-task

Seriously I'd invest in a file with plastic wallets fixed inside. Then EVERY piece of work you finish goes straight into it.

This makes finding them again MUCH easier (and saves your fingers from the baby 'gator living in your bag).
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Thanks, everyone!
My main problem with science is really that I do the most of the papers near-flawlessly and then forget to turn them in. Really, I had to find 74% of the papers I already did (no small task), find and do the 25% I didn't already do, and check to make sure I turned in the 1% I didn't have, either finished or unfinished. That may sound easy, but I'm the only person who has ever come out of my backpack unscathed. Seriously. It's that bad.
Music is generally a good thing, but, like Menolly, I'm always coming up with tunes and songs. They capture my attention and I write them down and forget what I'm supposed to be doing. That is the main reason I'm forgetful.
*sigh* Music has its drawbacks.
Sounds like my old school bag- I'm afraid that you have to force yourself to be tidier.
You also have to make yourself prioritize and do it now! Do not, whatever you do, put it off like I did. I make lists and plans and things these days (each experiment, each paper, each bit of data processing has a plan) not because I like it or that it comes naturally, but because its the only way I can be sure that I won't forget something.

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Seriously I'd invest in a file with plastic wallets fixed inside. Then EVERY piece of work you finish goes straight into it.

This makes finding them again MUCH easier (and saves your fingers from the baby 'gator living in your bag).
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Old Jun 18 2009, 09:46 PM   #13
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Yes, DEFINITELY get one of those plastic file wallets.

My schoolbag was (and my uni bag still occasionally is, if I don't keep it in check ) a disaster zone, and those wallets are the only way I don't lose things.
I also keep other things (like copies of the pieces I'm learning, worksheets from lectures, etc) in a variety of folders with plastic sleeves. They're also colour-coded and labelled so I know exactly what is in which folder.

I'd also consider investing in a smaller backpack and carrying a folder with your books in it if you have that option. I used to keep all my school books in a folder that zipped up, with a really small backpack that didn't have room for junk!
The less space you have, the less mess you can fill it with!
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Welcome back and ditto on the congrats for improving your grade.
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