Dear Homeschooling Friends,
I'm sitting here in my room at the computer, trying to think of ways to make apricot more interesting. It's really great having a computer to myself, and in my own room! The only trouble is that I, being very fond of the computer, tend to come straight up to my room and to the computer whenever I get home from church, school, or whatever. That means I mess things up--not helping out around the house enough or doing enough studying for school. Computers just seem to draw me in like a magnet.
Speaking of school, I'm just beginning to get that familiar uneasy feeling again that I'm slipping down a steep slope. I had the feeling last semester when I was a dual enrollment student (a student taking college classes while still in high school) at University of Akron, in Ohio. Now, I'm getting that feeling again as a dual enrollment student at Framingham State College, in Massachusetts.
Even though I'm just using these colleges as a way to fulfill some of my final credits for my mostly-home-schooled high school career (I'm a senior now), I am taking a full college course load. That means: four classes--US History, Western Civilization since the Renaissance, Human Perspective on Genetics, and Spanish II--for 16 total credits!
Next week I have a history quiz on Monday and a Genetics test on Friday. Of course, I can't forget that every day of the week I have Spanish assignments, too. And, it would be a real mistake for me to let US Politics slip since my whole grade depends on a midterm and final exam that are supposed to cover everything we've covered in class from the textbooks, handouts, lectures, and films. Professor Rust, the professor for this class, won't even give us a clue as to what kind of questions will be on the exams, either. I've also heard some bad rumors about this course with this very professor. Wonderful.
This gives you a glimpse of the kinds of things on my mind. There's a lot more going on up there in my brain, though. Taking up a large portion of my minuscule brain is the question of college. I've applied to almost all of the colleges I planned on applying to already, but the questions still remain. Will I get in? How will we pay for it? Did I apply in the right places? And the list goes on. That's partly why this semester at school worries me--I need to get good grades in all my classes if I want to have a chance to get into some of the colleges I've applied to. Last semester I did pretty well, except in my PreCalculus course... On that gloomy, foreboding note, I'll leave you!
More later (some time next week when I have time).
In the meantime, have fun in apricot--