RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
My School Career at 19
Author Message
atdevel Offline
Defiant

Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2012
Thanks: 0
Given 0 thank(s) in 0 post(s)
Post: #1
My School Career at 19

When I was younger, I really liked school, since I was really smart, and did well on tests. However, I didn't fit in with most people. This didn't really affect me until I was in high school.

In high school, the work was really hard. I started to slack off. My grades went down, and I actually was enrolled in a lot of college-level classes, as my parents are obsessed with pen-and-paper education. I didn't have the time to hang out with a lot of people.

In college, I took up electrical engineering, thinking it would be different from high school. NOT EVEN CLOSE. I had bullshit introductory classes that either had nothing to do with my major or that I learned nothing from, just a waste of money. Teachers were grading very hard and would pull stupid tricks on us, like assigning tests over stuff that we never covered! One even said that he was worried that we were doing too well and said that he was going to curve down our grades. WHAT THE FUCK. The worst was this guy that I had THREE TIMES who literally taught nothing. I would never go to his class, fail all his tests, and get a 3.5 or higher for some reason. What a waste of time.

People are cliquey like in high school. I worked with this lab partner that tried to sabotage my grade. She (I thought it would be cool to work with a girl in an EE class) suddenly decided she wanted to work by herself partway through the semester with NO PREVIOUS NOTIFICATION AND NO GOOD REASON. I didn't even know until I went to the lab that day, so I wasn't prepared to work by myself so I ran out! From the way she was talking and smiling, she seemed that she wanted to bring me down :/. The teacher let me make up the lab tho. I wanted to throw her backpack out of the window; I was so FUCKING MAD!!

After bombing another test and now a quiz, I'm ready to leave this CONCENTRATION CAMP by going to my community college and getting a technical degree. I will probably have to fight my parents, and they might not let me live at home. But I have to work something out. I have no other choice with the way things are going.
(This post was last modified: 04-22-2012 01:50 PM by atdevel.)
04-22-2012 06:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2674
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #2
RE: My School Career at 19

Holy crap, those are some fucked up people you've encountered. I guess there is a lot of luck involved as to whether or not college is good or bad.

Do you really need college for what you want to do?

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
04-22-2012 10:52 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
atdevel Offline
Defiant

Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2012
Thanks: 0
Given 0 thank(s) in 0 post(s)
Post: #3
RE: My School Career at 19

(04-22-2012 10:52 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Holy crap, those are some fucked up people you've encountered. I guess there is a lot of luck involved as to whether or not college is good or bad.

Do you really need college for what you want to do?

Did you go to college? If so, what did you think of it? But like I said, I want to get a technical degree in electrical maintainence, so no.
04-22-2012 09:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aCol Offline
Distiller of hate

Posts: 1,121
Joined: Dec 2011
Thanks: 4
Given 20 thank(s) in 14 post(s)
Post: #4
RE: My School Career at 19

Seems pretty similar to some parts in my school career...say, are you from germany?
That "curving grades down thing" is VERY familiar.

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH
04-23-2012 02:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
atdevel Offline
Defiant

Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2012
Thanks: 0
Given 0 thank(s) in 0 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: My School Career at 19

(04-23-2012 02:16 AM)aCol Wrote:  Seems pretty similar to some parts in my school career...say, are you from germany?
That "curving grades down thing" is VERY familiar.

No, I'm from America. However, engineering is a hard major either way. I remember though that one of my math teachers was from Germany... THAT CLASS KILLED ME! HARDEST IN MY LIFE!! lol.
04-23-2012 02:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aCol Offline
Distiller of hate

Posts: 1,121
Joined: Dec 2011
Thanks: 4
Given 20 thank(s) in 14 post(s)
Post: #6
RE: My School Career at 19

Yes, there was a news here once. The ministry said to a elementary school teacher that the students where too good. It appears she was a really good teacher. They said, if she shouldn't make them worse grades, she'd get fired.
Now what was that again? Grades are important, aren't they?

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH
04-23-2012 02:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
atdevel Offline
Defiant

Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2012
Thanks: 0
Given 0 thank(s) in 0 post(s)
Post: #7
RE: My School Career at 19

(04-23-2012 02:58 AM)aCol Wrote:  Yes, there was a news here once. The ministry said to a elementary school teacher that the students where too good. It appears she was a really good teacher. They said, if she shouldn't make them worse grades, she'd get fired.
Now what was that again? Grades are important, aren't they?

That would never happen in an elementary school here :o. Teachers have the choice to curve down or not here in America, and most actually curve up.
04-23-2012 03:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aCol Offline
Distiller of hate

Posts: 1,121
Joined: Dec 2011
Thanks: 4
Given 20 thank(s) in 14 post(s)
Post: #8
RE: My School Career at 19

http://www.moonsault.de/forum/showthread/t-62779.html , the original source always produced a internal server error (see for yourself: http://taz.de/Wenn-die-Kids-zu-gut-sind/!20774/). Is in German.
However I did some research. Sabine Czerny seems to have written some books I might read. She says in some interviews that grades stop kids from learning. She also says that grades are bullshit (not in that tone, but it's the message) which make children unsecured and therefor unable to learn correctly. "Grades just show how good somebody is in some criteria. They don't show however what these children can really do. They just teach these children to live up to some criteria somebody else sets, but not to develop on their own." (Free Translation. If you can translate it better: http://www.taz.de/!35216/)

Damn, I really like this particular teacher. She says the truth. Might as well send her a comment telling her not to stop. However, the comments under her articles make me sick. There are some intolerant pricks who don't try to change their perspective and defend a point no matter what. Not better than religious fundamentalists.

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH

RIP GORE GOROTH
04-23-2012 07:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  What is your career/job ambition? тωιѕтє∂ 6 2,779 05-09-2013 11:13 PM
Last Post: ..V..
  Something my councellor said and my career choices. Dirtbikemike 4 2,050 01-30-2012 03:19 PM
Last Post: Dirtbikemike

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication