Never Taught Anything

Dear Not Teaching Anything (important):

Thank you for torturing my life along with many other students’ lives. Your books are so unnecessary. Everything they are supposed to teach me will not help me the rest of my life. When am I ever going to need to talk about a zebra and their “pijamamas”, wandering storks and monkeys potato dipping habits again? I have learned this specific language since I was 4 and still, I don’t know grammar or how to use past or future tense. The subjects taught in these books are irrelevant and should not be taught.

Aren’t the books supposed to be finished before we are given a test? I still have 20 pages left in my book. Each class and each level should have their test on the book only after they finish the entire book. Personally I do not think that the specific test date is compulsory.

The stories that we analyze are so frivolous. Do you think that I have no other classes? The amount of homework I have for this one subject is absurd. I spend 20 minutes trying to figure out what one word means. I end up having to write the entire essay on Google translate just to get it in on time. Also, typing in this language is no easy task. You expect us to be able to write 5 pages when it takes me 5 hours to write one sentence.

Sincerely,

Teen Drama Queen

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Summer Stress Makers

To the (summer) stress makers,

Summer is a time for students “to relax and also to take a break from other childhood stresses associated with school such as peer pressure, cliques, bullying, and the pressure of heavy loads of schoolwork and homework.”

Summer is not meant for schoolwork, but for a break. By giving me summer homework, you are taking away my break. Don’t you think that 3 books, 3 packets and a few essays is a little too much work to do during my summer? The last month of my summer, I spent in my room doing my homework, and I still didn’t finish all of it. I am a slow reader, writing by hand takes me a long time, and it is all just plain boring. I didn’t even have time to see my friends because I was doing homework.

Now I expected that in my classes, we would go over the summer homework during at least the first few classes, but no. In ALL my classes, we had a test on the summer assignments, but never went over the concepts learned or the themes we read. Let me just tell you something: I DID NOT LEARN A SINGLE THING BY “TEAHCING” MYSELF, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER.

One thing I learned this summer- what it is like to have STRESS!

Thanks for ruining my summer and creating stress,

Teen Drama Queen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_vacation#cite_note-2