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Are you on holiday now? Try not to overwork yourself:hugs:
nope my half term was last week. thanks though x it's much harder for me than it sounds
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wednesday 31st october 2018

got work to do but I feel like procrastinating as it is Halloween.
I like school but this term is 8 weeks long I need to get more sleep, walk to school everyday (bus gets too crowded so nowadays it drives past me. people get lazy no offense but most people get off after 3 stops I get off after 10 and i still walk the whole way) and drink more water to hopefully lift up my energy as I have been feeling low.

i'm looking forward to my musical theatre club this saturday. I have a long monologue and a fun dance routine from the musical cats. it's a little time consuming because it takes up my saturday afternoon and eventually i'll need to quit. I was thinking that I shouldn't return for the next 6 or so months because after my AS exams i'll be doing 3 A levels and obviously year 13 is a step up still i'll be able to enjoy myself later.

recently there's been a lot of drama between ex friends. to put it simply I associate with different people on different days and most people are genuine to me. I used to have an awful best friend who I put up with since I didn't want to be lonely and now i'm quite happy with solitude. i'm careful though. and i've noticed that a girl I used to be friends with is friends with the people that she said she hated. well she can do as she pleases but I do feel a storm approaching which is not what I want in sixth form....

A big life advice tip that adults have told me recently is to not rely on anyone which I100% agree with. your grades are your own. you can make friends and help them but at the end of the day do this for yourself. you’re the one getting into uni you’re not going to uni with your friends (not in the literal sense anyway my point is you can't spoonfeed someone to uni). I help many classmates and this backfires on me

in other news I got 12/40 in my first politics assessment (lolol) and on government assessment I got an A (22/30) :rave:
my english target grade got lowered to a B even though my grade average across GCSEs was 7. I don't know why they chose to do that and I do admit it was a bit disheartening but i'm determined to prove them all wrong I will practice essay writing over the next few weeks and approaching exam styled questions a lot more often and if my grades are consistently good then I can motivate myself to look at volunteering opportunities....

next week is Diwali and i can't wait c: my parents are strict but I would love to not come to school on Diwali. this is because I'd rather spend the day doing productive revision and then I can light sparklers and relax with my family at night. obviously missing a day of school in year 12 is really bad but I have a cover lesson in politics, my statistics teacher makes me self teach most of the content anyway and missing a double lesson of english literature won't affect me as I devise my own interpretations. my dad will say no but I think I need to really bug him about it maybe he'll say yes.
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hiiiii :hello: didn't realise you had a GYG :giggle:
yes!! your grades are YOUR OWN :yep: I help others with their subject, not their life :giggle: and I haven't done hwk for anyone recently :nah:
hope you get to miss school on diwali! :woo:
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please please please be in school
please don't be in the bus garage somewhere please

i really want a good week i'm so scared right now please can i just be overreacting
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You’ll find it dw just ask the school receptionist first thing tomorrow
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You’ll find it dw just ask the school receptionist first thing tomorrow
thanks a lot. i really appreciate it! :^)
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sunday 4th november 2018

it's nearly 1:30am and i'm calm. i was tense about hw then calm then panicked about my folder then calm again. now i'm unwinding with a political podcast while eating a crunchie bar and drinking mineral water in the darkness. very peaceful. if you drink enough water you can honestly tell the difference between the taste and tesco ashbeck water tastes so refreshing. i'm weird because i drink more water in the winter than the summer every year. anyway i brought sparklers from tesco this morning with my parents and i'm quite excited because we brought so many. some of the asian sellers are untrustworthy when it comes to purchasing indian sweets so unfortunately i don't think we will buy that kaju barfi that i was so looking forward to also i don't think my dad wants me to take the day off which sucks because i guess i'll be revising instead of having fun ahaha oh well. perks of growing up.

i should be asleep but i'm just in the mood to contemplate....

this is going to sound a little deep but the reason why i love ariana grande so much is because she makes me so happy. like her songs are so uplifting and sweet. romance songs aren't relatable to me because my music taste is all over the place. ahaha one minute i'll be listening to muse and you me at six then i'll be listening to musical soundtracks and then y'know ariana. but anyway i love her so much because she is so strong and when i'm going through stuff it's nice to listen to her soothing voice. i know i idiolise her a little obsessively online but i do love her and i hope to see her on tour someday. like her lyrics are so inspiring and music genuinely makes me feel better when my emotions are all over the place.

argh i honestly miss doing karate so much. do stick with your extracurriculars. i miss stretching myself and learning what i never knew i was capable of. i had to quit because of personal stuff still i miss those days when i used to tie my belt with pride. i still do dance at my musical theatre class so i'm somewhat active and my dance teacher advises us to do a lot of footwork over the week (like i used to be able to touch my toes now i can't even walk down a staircase without feeling tired)

finally after some contemplation here are some achievable targets for 2018-19:


what do i want

long term
i want my sister to graduate with a high ranking at uni
i want my target grade in english to become an A (fr i got a 7 in lit and a 9 in lang but i'm still predicted a B which is fine but disappointing ngl)

short term
i want to pass all my subjects these mocks
do more exam questions every week
complete all my revision resources by december
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We can do it!! :rave:
I'm not really a fan of Ariana Grande tbh, but glad she makes you happy :yes:
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haha I remember when I said a few times a week which is now a few times a month even though i'm online a lot I do make lengthy posts but I don't really know what to say hence I don't bother.
today is technically Diwali but we're too busy doing things so my family has decided to just do all celebrations tomorrow.
also I found my folder thanks to my head of sixth form who spotted it in the common room

i'm going to do a tbh with you - i've done the bare minimum since yesterday and I think my procrastination habits are slowly starting to kick in.
fortunately since i'm at home tomorrow (finally persuaded my father!) I will do lots of independent work. since I don't create to do lists because it's not working for me; i've decided to finish all incomplete work, read ahead in my english lit texts + make notes, complete tuition hw and watch PMQs (I've recorded some episodes). my musical theatre lesson has been cancelled this week too meaning I can recap what I have learned in the past few months/prep for my end of unit assessment in math which has been worrying me a lot. I will be able to finally catch up on what i've been procrastinating on.

i've been posting around tsr that i've been feeling really low recently (not even in the mood to colour code and you know how much I love colouring random words for no reason) so I just wanted to explain why:

surprisingly my teachers have been putting me down. on friday I discovered the assessment where I got 12 well that counts as a U because of the grade boundaries my teacher set. imagine I currently have an A on one topic and a U on another in politics so my target grade is lowered to a C. it's a little bit painful to hear because what was the point of putting all that effort into my gcses?

yesterday when I went to my math lesson I thought we were in a different class (timetables are a bit weird) so I said to my classmate "oh we're in this class?" I think my teacher thought I said "oh she's here" because after unlocking the door she turned around and said "of course I'm here dear but it's not like you're going to be here much longer. Especially considering you got a 6 in your gcses." Then she flashed me a smile and everyone who had arrived early to the lesson like me turned around to look at me in shock. My math teacher later looked at me during the lesson saying "haha I'm only joking" in a deadpan manner and I gave a half smile back but...

...I'd be lying if I said I wasn't offended. not the fact that I have a low self esteem but she told everyone who was there about my math grade when no one knew as I wanted to keep it private? besides I was feeling really bubbly earlier and now i'm still thinking about it and I feel hurt? I revised quite extensively for the first test we did to purposely leave a good impression on my math teacher but I feel like all of that was a waste of time. I'm already panicking because the last four or five chapters of the course seem difficult so I don't feel like I'll last long on the course anyway then she says that argh i can't stop letting it bring me down.

maybe i should chill. work ethic is more important than the validation I receive from a teacher. if only I actually believed that instead of trying too hard.

today we had senior math challenge and it was such a waste of time. I looked forward to it and I tried hard to do well but eh. next year if I choose to keep math for some odd reason I will work really hard to achieve a bronze maybe silver. For now I want to forget about it and focus on what makes me happy politics makes me happy. it really does. since I was younger i've always made remarks about how I want to help people and change the world but I thought it was too unrealistic. now I actually feel like I'm on the right path heading towards a career in law or politics. I am happy. I just hope that my hard work pays off and I can get to where I want to be. so for now setting small achievable targets and meeting them is enough.

on a side note unrelated to school I went out with some classmates for ice cream after school. we spoke about our subjects and socialised which was relaxing for a change. some of my posts may be a little confusing because my friendship groups are so complicated to explain. today was a one off. i'm mostly a lone wolf. every break/lunch I sit on tables with different people in my classes. I keep it simple. I don't reveal anything personal and most of my conversations with people are school-related (I don't think I have a life outside of school). outside of school I don't talk to anyone unless I'm talking to someone about school. There are two girls who come close to 'friends' - a girl i've known since year 7 who invited me to go to the jingle bell ball with her soon and the girl I mentioned I was with at the climate change conference. I speak to both of them about matters unrelated to school but I'm not close with anyone.

there's a small part of me that regrets not moving and having a fresh start but despite how rude my teachers can be they still support us a lot with school and I need that especially at sixth form. my Government teacher (guy who got me an A) is called Mr Edwards and he's honestly one of my favourite teachers. every lesson we talk about current affairs and I usually ask him questions about the news - sometimes we have in depth conversations about republicans in america or another eu referendum or brazil and it's great fun! If I had moved, I would've taught myself english lit, politics and possibly geography? Yet I need an actual teacher for math and I have to go through a lot of exam practice to understand a chapter before moving ahead which I can't do independently.

anyway I can't tell if it's the winter or this time of year that's making me feel incredibly low but I do feel inexplicably sad. I haven't spoken to my extended family for a while (could be homesickness - this happened to me last year and it was really bad I miss my grandfather and my cousins so so much) and the holiday months make me low as the school term is long then mocks are approaching... I'm a bit of a disorganised mess unfortunately.
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thursday 8th november 2018

I don't know why i've been blogging more nowadays but i guess i'm just in the mood so...

tomorrow I have three frees and only one lesson because my second english teacher put a note on google classroom saying she won't be in. this is really good news for me because I can focus on math. i'm really behind in math because i'm working at a super fast speed at tuition (nearly done with chapter 10 pure) and really slowly at school (halfway through chapter 3 pure but my hw for monday is to finish off the chapter independently) so keeping up with all this material at once is hectic and stressful. when i say i've fallen behind I only mean that I need to go through some topics again and prioritise what i struggle with (mechanics first) instead of covering the topics I find easy first.

my end of unit assessment is on thursday 15th of november. i will have two tests - the first test includes chapters 1, 2 and 11 from pure maths and chapter 1 of mechanics; the second test is on chapters 1-3 in statistics and chapter 3 in pure maths.

so as I mentioned before I don't have a musical theatre lesson on saturday hence this weekend will be full of productive revision. i'm happy that I can recreate my notes and really focus because I want that U in politics to be the first and last U I ever receive. I think I got so lucky that I have time to catch up.

since I missed school yesterday I borrowed my friend's notes and photocopied the sheets and now I realise how much work I have to do from missing one day of school wow. if I can finish all my homework by friday night then I can have a relaxed weekend and exam technique is something i'd like to work on.

i'd make this post a bit longer but I need to finish off my english lit annotations and hopefully I am ready to sleep by 11pm.

on an unrelated note I find this incredibly entertaining for some reason xD


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of course c: pls add me to yours too i've seen ur gyg around but sometimes i stalk random gygs i just don't comment or asked to be tagged huehue so yes tag me too!
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of course c: pls add me to yours too i've seen ur gyg around but sometimes i stalk random gygs i just don't comment or asked to be tagged huehue so yes tag me too!
thank you :hugs:
will do :thumbsup:
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thursday 8th november 2018

I don't know why i've been blogging more nowadays but i guess i'm just in the mood so...

tomorrow I have three frees and only one lesson because my second english teacher put a note on google classroom saying she won't be in. this is really good news for me because I can focus on math. i'm really behind in math because i'm working at a super fast speed at tuition (nearly done with chapter 10 pure) and really slowly at school (halfway through chapter 3 pure but my hw for monday is to finish off the chapter independently) so keeping up with all this material at once is hectic and stressful. when i say i've fallen behind I only mean that I need to go through some topics again and prioritise what i struggle with (mechanics first) instead of covering the topics I find easy first.

my end of unit assessment is on thursday 15th of november. i will have two tests - the first test includes chapters 1, 2 and 11 from pure maths and chapter 1 of mechanics; the second test is on chapters 1-3 in statistics and chapter 3 in pure maths.

so as I mentioned before I don't have a musical theatre lesson on saturday hence this weekend will be full of productive revision. i'm happy that I can recreate my notes and really focus because I want that U in politics to be the first and last U I ever receive. I think I got so lucky that I have time to catch up.

since I missed school yesterday I borrowed my friend's notes and photocopied the sheets and now I realise how much work I have to do from missing one day of school wow. if I can finish all my homework by friday night then I can have a relaxed weekend and exam technique is something i'd like to work on.

i'd make this post a bit longer but I need to finish off my english lit annotations and hopefully I am ready to sleep by 11pm.

on an unrelated note I find this incredibly entertaining for some reason xD


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finish this by 12am



can i do this yeS i can

if not i'll be here until 1am. y'all have seen my desk i think i'll reupload how much of a mess it looks now compared to day 1. anyway i have a lovely grey table lamp so i can stay up and do math hw if needed

i'm perfectly aware that i have the whole weekend but i have way too many incomplete tasks to go through so getting this completed today will reduce the workload for me

also i'm not sure if i should bring back the random colouring of words or not. or i could do like 2 monhs of coloured posts then 2 months of non coloured posts idk
i'm going to drop it for now bc cba
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can i do this yeS i can
no I cannot I will break down this is so stressful omfg
WHY is this my life I swear i've never had a good math teacher. my math tuition teacher is patient enough with me but so many people in other schools are close to finishing the topics and my teachers are dragging the lessons which is so scary to think about
this is the last time I compare my school with other schools but ffs it's so unfair we spent the whole of September doing the easiest chapters and now we're rushing through tricky topics like vectors which forces me to do extra work at home and I don't have the time for this I really don't.

I got up to question 5 of the mixed exercises but these summary questions require thought which I don't have right now because I'm so tired.
I timed myself and my hand was working quicker than my mind so my working out looks incredibly messy. i've done about 3 double pages of calculations and it's just argh. i'm drained.

on the bright side I really do understand chapters 5-9 in pure so when we cover those topics in school i'll go over the ones i'm struggling with as i'm reassured I won't fall behind.

fortunately i'm at home all day and i'll refuse to leave my desk if my parents attempt to make me do stuff because wtaf i've never had so much work to do.

what happened over half term is the work my politics teacher set up didn't load so she made us complete all of it for the first week behind. now that we're behind, every lesson she simply prints out many textbook pages, makes us bring in notes to show we understand it, we do an exam question, move on to the next topic. it's basically self teaching but I don't mind too much.
maths is chaotic i don't even know what's happening tbf with you I think i'm going to flop my mocks but i'm trying not to sound too cynical
english lit is great. sometimes my teachers will out of nowhere sent chunks of homework but i've nearly finished reading my english lit texts and so it's enjoyable. my revision consists of annotating pages, going through context and discussing debate topics with my classmates.
geography is probably the most calm. we do a case study a week, watch documentaries in class and discuss facts. my physical geography teacher is obsessed with geofile so we often highlight sheets and make mind maps in class to revise from at home.
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will update soon (idk why i delayed because so much has happened lately)
currently really ill so i'm not sure if i should do work or not. my body says no but my mind says yes persevere
it's upsetting that i'm slacking on math and english (got essay questions in a few weeks and math well once you slack it's difficult to get back lol) but i will hopefully be well enough by the weekend to catch up. my immune system is really weak though - it took me 2 and a half weeks to recover last time. the only difference is in year 11 you can afford to kick back and relax to prioritise health. i will be missing out a lot in year 12. on the other hand, once i recover i can speed through the content myself (but i would have to cut down on procrastination).
maybe i should start to consider the vaccine? i don't really know if it's a cold or flu but i'm too tired to care right now. i'm only online because unfortunately all my homework and revision resources are online.

please i honestly want to get more ill so that i don't have to go to school right now. i can still function i just work slowly to avoid dizzy spells.
urgh if i'm well enough to go to school tomorrow then i know i have to explain why i haven't done certain homeworks. hopefully my teachers don't mind. i do get stressed out easily though and hate the thought of having to recover first )): i made a powerpoint on the conservative party because we're doing a political campaign lesson where we have to present our parties and explain why people should vote for that particular party. i did an hour of seneca learning on politics and i looked over my case studies (california and detroit) for a while. i've done no math. yikes. didn't do math yesterday either. i think it's better than nothing but :/

my eyes are tearing up so im probably going to sleep now anyways.
i really don't know how adults go to work when they're ill. it's amazing really. i admire everyone who manages to stay productive because i'm struggling to right now.
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please get well soon :hugs:
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it's been a month whoa okay i don't want to do a super long post but legit so much has happen i'm going to do a couple of posts to cover everything



fav deep inspirational quote: "it all begins and ends in your mind. what you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it."

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recap of what i've accomplished so far + plans 4 school

accomplished
got a job at school but my school still hasn't sorted it out yet so i'm a bit confused as to what's happening. basically i'm tutoring gcse students in english (yAY!) and i'm really excited
currently working at a B/C in every subject which is surprising. obviously there aren't any set grades at this point just an average from mini tests.
keeping up with family responsibilities and using seneca everyday


short term
use more quizlet
make flashcards before holidays begin
finish reading the books i'm studying in english


long term
revise statistics because i'm struggling to recall facts for geography and politics
go back to waking up at five because i'm late to school every morning :/
continue following the revision plan (post 78)
prepare for mocks :afraid:
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sunday 8th november 2018

I keep a mini blog on google drive where I write the main events of the day so I can later post about it on tsr.
so time to retrace my steps lmao....

english: we've been working slowly but close to finishing the books
for prose i'm studying beloved and a picture of dorian gray. my drama piece is a streetcar named desire.

math: completed chapters 1-5 then 9-11 in pure math. chapters 1-3 in statistics and chapters 8-9 (first two chapters) of mechanics
we did chapter five in one lesson and now i'm expected to cover chapter five by the end of this weekend. go figure. long story short we don't have enough time to cover it in class so we're skipping it altogether

geography: finished changing places and doing some fieldwork skills practice (i.e how to do standard deviation). nearly finished hazards so we've covered wildfires and seismic hazards but we're currently looking at tropical storms

politics: nearly finished the government section. currently studying eu law. voting behaviour and media will be next term which means there's only some content left until we're finished.

I know A levels are expected to be scary and stressful but so far I prefer them to gcses. I don't know I just felt so incredibly unprepared and I was in such a bad state of mind. Revising everyday and practically going through exam questions has helped me a lot. I'm avoiding Us which is a pretty good sign. I'd like to get As and Bs but I know not to be too expectant so I'm just putting a lot of effort into my classwork, homework and revision and hoping for the best results.

A few weeks ago seneca introduced the geography and politics course for A level and I was honestly overjoyed. it's not the most helpful for geography because only the first topics have been put up but it's a great extra resource to utilise.
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