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The futility of effort

Posted 09-03-2009 at 09:23 AM by Munch's Master
Well, my entire past year of work has basically just been made redundant, and my hopes for the future have been rather spectacularly slapped in the face, ridiculed and shot dead.

I have currently got/am on track to get, if not exceed, the required grades for my chosen universities- Im on track for an A* and 2As, possibly 2A*s and an A (I got a C in my 4th subject but through re-sitting I can bump it up to an A). So, all good right? Wrong.

I've been told that applying to 1, maybe 2 of them is practically pointless as even though I comfortably got the grades they wanted, even exceeding for 1 of said 2, I underperformed in a couple of modules-not enough to change my grade yet seems thats irrelevant. Basically I got really great A's but slipped on 1 or 2 units, yet apparently, somebody who theoretically gets worse grades overall would get the spot provided they were consistently-good-but-not-great- apparently consistency is more important now than quality, and its not like Im truly inconsistent as I've always achieved As or above every other exam I've done. Also, apparently the fact that one of my teachers was absent for several of the lessons in the subject I got a C in is also irrelevant. As is the fact I've had serious back pains for over 2 years now, as the doctors couldn't medically find anything wrong.

This is always the way with me. Double standards against me, and as soon as I grab the brass ring, it gets pulled away cause the powers that be change their mind. I achieved what the Unis wanted, I overachieved for 1 of the 2 "lost causes". Yet apparently that's not good enough.

Also my college timetable's been radically changed for no reason without informing me beforehand, causing me to miss a lesson today and now have an utterly shit timetable that leaves me with all of my free periods with nothnig to do and nobody else around who I know. Trivial and possibly correctable but still a kick in the balls.

Still, I've always got another University to go back on. One that isn't nearly as good as the other 2, holds no true appeal to me whatsoever, and leaves my post-Uni ambitions as dead as possible.

And finally-one of my cats is dying. 20 years old, very dear to us and very ill. In the past I even tried praying but that doesn't seem to be enough.

Hooray me.
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T-nex's Avatar
Man... You should now by now that school systems just don't care and nothing is fair either... I'm really sorry about that

If I were you, I'd pressure on the teachers/headmaster.... I'd want to know exactly why they do what they do and see if they can do anything.

Anyway, I do believe that even with all these obstacles, the school mostly put the responsibility on the student. Meaning if you miss a day at school = home research.

Sorry about your cat too *huggles from me*
Posted 09-03-2009 at 09:56 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

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Munch's Master's Avatar
I have done home rsearch and revision. Not as much as some but I can't study 24/7 like some people I've known can. But I find it messed up that the occassionally-missing teacher actually told my class we'd have to teach ourselves part of the syllabus-what's she getting paid for then?

And seeing as I've been told this by the admissions teacher rather than the Unis themselves not much I can do there, though there's alway the hope my teacher's got it wrong (but as she's done this for years it seems unlikely). I'm still applying to both but I'm going to have to find a 5th choice now- my other 2 should still accept me but after this I'm no longer sure.

But yeah, I've known for a while nothing's fair. Still a hefty blow each time that's further proved though.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 10:18 AM by Munch's Master Munch's Master is offline

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AlexFili's Avatar
I know, this world is full of annoyances like that. Education in particular is a very annoying thing.

I ended up with a 2:2 university degree because I had an awful project tutor and a truly boring project. I tried my best but still only ended up getting 54/100. As a result of struggling with that so much, my other marks suffered as well. I would have got a 2:1 at least if I would have been given a more appropriate games project (Since 9 of the 10 projects I applied for were to do with games).

Sorry to hear about your pet. I missed mine for quite a while. If you ever need to talk about anything just send me a PM and I'll help as much as I can.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 10:51 AM by AlexFili AlexFili is offline

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OANST's Avatar
I too find education annoying. That's why I didn't get any.

They were all like "Education?".

I was all like "No".
Posted 09-03-2009 at 10:58 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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T-nex's Avatar
You're an anti-conformist!!! Burn!
Posted 09-03-2009 at 11:35 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

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OANST's Avatar
My lack of education leaves me unable to process the meaning of what you just said. I can't be insulted if I can't understand it.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 11:36 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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MA's Avatar
welcome to my world, OANST.
(most frequent Wikipedia user).

actually, you're older than me, so that means i am in your world.

i fucking did it again.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 12:12 PM by MA MA is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Actually, I was kidding, so you are still alone in your world.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 12:19 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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MA's Avatar
i fucking did it again.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 12:41 PM by MA MA is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Yeah. That must be embarrassing for you.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 12:48 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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MA's Avatar
alright. stop rubbing it in.
for the gullible: i knew it was a piss-take.
Posted 09-03-2009 at 12:56 PM by MA MA is offline

 

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