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Okay so I have an exam on Monday. I was planning on pulling an all-nighter tonight to write up my notes for it but I'm freaking out so much that I have to stop.

I missed the class before last. I'm totally broke and don't have a car, but my parents either drive me or give me bus fare so I don't mind that much.

Except last Monday.

At the last minute my dad decides not to give me a ride. I was arguing with my mom about bus fare and she was being really irrational complaining that "There's no way it costs that much for you to get to and from school!" (I have to take, like, several buses) and so she wouldn't give me enough to get there and back. Essentially, I was like "Fuck this, it's not happening" and then I went back to bed.

But then my mom had a change of heart (apparently) and woke me up to annouce that she has the fare for me.... half an hour after my bus left. The bus I have to take to get there only runs in the morning and in the afternoon. The last morning bus left at 8:30. The next one won't come until 4 pm. My class is at 10 am. My mom didn't understand why I wasn't thrilled that she finally decided to give me the cash to get to school and so after another argument, I went back to sleep.

Then I go to class last Wednesday and found out that we took down all the definitions that we need to know for the exam. There's a huge fucking list of them. I have a list of the words but no definitions. They aren't the dictionary definitions as the words have their own unique meanings in the context of the course ('valid', for example, means something totally different from it's dictionary definition) and I can oly find a handful of the more common ones online.

The best part? The textbook we're using is wrong over half the time. My Prof corrects the textbook as he lectures so I can't look up the terms in that since it's total crap.

I'm pissed off and stressed out and I feel like crying. My parents pushed me to go back to school and now it's like pulling teeth to get to class and I hate this. They promised me they'd get me a bus pass when I started school but changed their minds when it actually came down to buying me one (funny enough, they've spent more so far on my fares than it costs to buy a pass). They want me to be a full-time student next semester but if it's this hard getting to one class I don't want to know what it will be like trying to get to four. They swore that next time they'd get me a pass but that's what they said for this semester and that was a total lie...

I'm going to fail the exam so miserably I don't even see the point of showing up. The saddest part is that on the last exam I got the highest  mark in the class. Now I'm going to be at the bottom of the barrel.

Date: 2010-06-27 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can you email your prof explaining the situation? Or get the definitions from the a classmate?

Try and stay calm, and best of luck. I hope it works out for you.

Date: 2010-06-27 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I only have one person in my class that I really talk to but I won't see him next until I actually go to take the exam... What I might do is talk to my prof after I get my exam mark back and just compare it to the last exam mark I got and ask him if I can do something about it. I mean, at the very least I think he'll wonder how I went from the top to the bottom in one exam.

Thanks :( *hugs*

Date: 2010-06-27 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So this dude you talk to in class, get his email for future parental failings.

I'm sure your prof will understand. (and what class is this?)


Date: 2010-06-27 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I think I'll need to.

It's a Philosophy course, Critical Thinking.

Date: 2010-06-27 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Based on 'valid' it looks like you're taking a logic course? I can totally help you with that! If it's not too late, it is. :/ Get online tonight and I can see if I can help you with some of your definitions and everything - I kept all my old notes. And if not, my Google-fu can help :D

Ugh. Is there a way you can get receipts proving how much your bus fare costs? I'm confused as to why your parents don't want to help you get an education - can you explain it that way?

Date: 2010-06-27 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Not really, I'm afraid :(


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