Monday, October 18, 2010
I'm so frustrated I'm about to blow my top! I work so so hard in school only to be marked down because of unclear instructions. I know my material front to back. Where do I get marked down? On the FORMATTING of my paper! What's really disappointing is that I can study 3-4 hours PER DAY and know my material but because of the way my paper was written I can receive a D. Seriously?
We're required to write in APA format...for those who don't know what that is, it's just a pain. LOL. Anyway, we're given an exercise lab assignment with numbered questions and are told to answer each question. This is the first assignment I've received in the last 5 weeks that does not require APA format. So I type it up, send it in. My material is correct. I get a 60% because it is not in APA format. Are you joking me???
I don't care how it sounds and I'm not gonna candy coat it, I'm an A student. That's the quality I produce. And the frustration that comes from unclear guidelines is ridiculous. In my last class I received accolades for my writing and particularly formatting. Now, what helped me receive 100% assignments is producing D-quality work? No no.
I will not be bringing an apple to class for my teacher any time soon! This week has been so disappointing. I wouldn't care if I gave half an effort but I sacrifice for my education. My house doesn't look so pretty and you know, if I gave half an effort in school my house could be pristine and my kids could go outside everyday instead of having to be in several days a week because "Mommy has school" but I'm not the type to squeak by. I hate that. Perhaps I take life too seriously? I don't know. But I want to excel! I don't wanna be this mediocre run-of-the mill person when it comes to my career! Sigh...So today, I get to clean up the mess.
I emailed my teacher for some clarity. I've gotta revamp my entire house and do laundry til I smell like dryer sheets and get these kiddies out and about. I think I'm going to skip studying today and just focus on getting life back on track. What an unbelievable mess.
And the exercising? Well I got in about 3 days this week. Which is better than the last 2 weeks where I did nothing. The eating? Not the greatest. I'm letting my emotions hit me too much. This week has to be better. HAS TO BE.