At 47 minutes ago, Supersteph54 wrote:
I can't really relate to what you're saying. My parents know that I'm doing well at school and working my ass off, so when I get a bad grade they treat it as a "one off". And I did get a bad grade before in this new school... well, not a terrible grade. I got a 65% in a maths test because I'm not that good at tests/exams (I keep making stupid mistakes for some reason).
I do that a lot to. I have a B+ average on math quizes, but on tests or exams I mess up. Sometimes I catch senoiritis (this is my last year of high school) and blow off homework for a week or two, but I still get A's and B's. My classes are a joke and my Mom does not realise that.
However, at school I'm the only one who ever figures out and manages to do all his maths homework, even the tough ones (everyone else keeps getting stuck which I hate because while the teacher is discussing their problems and helping them out, I'm just sitting down and staring because I knew it all). I'm also always the one to point out a more efficient method to the teacher when he's working out a problem with a method that takes longer.
I can totally relate. There is a lot of mindless people in my Pre-Calculus. For example, this past week we've been going over the SAME THING, because there are four people who don't get it. The rest of the class and I just sit there and sleep. At one point I just got completely frustrated and just yelled "OMG guys, 10pie / 5pie = 2 therefore the PIE is cancelled out... that's how you find the reference number." Then I put my head down and sleep again lol. The math teacher is Chinese so it's really hard to pay attention.
All of that is thanks to a lot of dedication and work, so thankfully my parents understand and don't annoy me with lectures on how I'm irresponsible when I happen to not do so well. Perhaps you should try and convince your parents that you're working hard for your A's and B's, but you got one bad grade because you either didn't work hard enough or it simply wasn't your day. Nobody's perfect after all.
I've tried man. There was time this past couple of weeks where I was out one night and I had a Music Theory exam the next day (we covered easy stuff). Basically, after my math exam I texted my mom that my friends and I were going to hang at the billiards place and then go out and eat somewhere near town. She said okay. Later on that night, they wanted to join me for bowling (because it's $5 for three games in my bowling club) and it starts at 730. However, we couldn't get back till 8 to get my stuff. So when I got home my Dad says "you can't go bowling, poor planning on your part." I told them that I am 18 and I am responsible enough to go bowling and come home before 11PM, and he was said "no, you have a music theory exam tomorrow." I've explained to them so many times about how easy the class was because half of the students were not actually eligible to take it. (They were suppose to be interviewed by the Band Teacher if you did not already have a class with him). They told me I could not go bowling. I ended up not studying that night but played games and then I got a B+ on the exam.
It doesn't make any sense! Once I get my driving license on Monday, I'm going to get a job and only come home to sleep. In the end, they'll still think that I am unable to take care of myself and I am stupid therefore I still need a tutor.