I avoided English and Math both when I was at the Art Academy for the longest but decided to get them over with at my current school. I didn't do too great on my SAT math part so I had to do remedial math (a whole semester which didn't count for credits, mind you) and then a math that counted for credits... the "art major math" as all the art teachers call it lmao it's like patterns and tessellations and whatnot. Now I'm taking my English (kinda awkward since it's like a class of 20 people and they are all 17-19 year old freshman and I'm the only upperclassmen). It's Literature in the 1950's which is a cool subject but I CANNOT IMAGINE having to take it the same time as my math class @.@ no thanks
Ahhh yeah @_@ I totally understand that feeling of avoiding something for the longest time. I avoided my maths and sciences for the longest time, and now I'm going to have to take it alongside an English class. The worst part is, what I thought had counted for my Humanities Credit, actually doesn't because it's solely an English class, and I've already taken Creative Writing. So I'm basically suffering for no reason... lol. So now, next quarter I get to suffer with Communications and Math 98 @_@ Due to Dyscalculia, I have to take Remedial math x3 - since in our system, we have 93, 98, and 99 to go through before the 107 class I plan on taking in the Summer XD I'm taking 93 this quarter (which is essentially Pre-Alegbra), and next quarter I will take 98 (Algebra 1) alongside Communications.
It was actually (believe it or not) recommended for me to take Math alongside English... because my writing and reading comprehensions skills are beyond the average student
Omg Ari with your load I would die XD What does a typical college life in Australia look like? I hope your load isn't similar to the US load XD We have supposedly 2 hours of homework per class, but it seems like it takes more for me because of Dyscalculia @_@
Well all full-time students have to take four classes, so that's the usual. Part-time can be two classes. Generally we don't get homework per se, but we do have weekly readings for each class (I never do them XD) and some classes have weekly quizzes. As you get further into your degree the workload goes up though. I think the most assignments I have for one class is my capstone English class (basically, it's the most advanced class you get in the degree) which has four major assignments and about five or six smaller ones. I've discovered that I don't actually see maths in the same way most people do. It's definitely not dyscalculia, but more like... I don't actually understand what I'm actually doing? I'm just mimicking the way I answer questions in a similar format. So as soon as something in a question gets removed, or switched around, and most people just go 'oh well then in that case I have to do this' - I have no idea what to do. That's why I have so much trouble with statistics - I don't understand formulas, so I can't apply them like most people can, so statistics makes no sense to me XDD
Wow... it's only 3 classes for us for full time @_@ But that's good that you only have weekly readings!
Yeah, the workload increasing is the same for our group as well. I plan on getting a Masters - but I realize it's going to be hell, and I'll have to be careful at all times. XD
That's honestly impressive that you've taken the most advanced English class of your degree. That's something I hope to do one day XD I love writing so much. But oh gosh @_@ That sounds like a TON of work.
That kinda sounds like me tbh - I am officially diagnosed with something different from Dyscalculia (I just call it that, because it's easier for me to explain, since I imagine it falls in the umbrella), where it's like: I don't know how to do 4th grade up simple arithmetic, yet I can do complex math and understand it clearly - yet I struggle the same with seeing patterns when it comes to things like formulas and complicated equations, and I also struggle with math anxiety if I get too frustrated. It's possible you have a Math specific disorder yourself since many great english-writers, also struggle with dyscalculia, or other math disabilities. Don't count me on that though haha XD
Haha yeah, it makes it easier, but there's always some kind of assignment work to do XD And ah I'm sure you'll be okay! Since the advanced one is the capstone unit, everyone actually has to take it or they don't get the degree. It's kind of like... the final, major English unit? Except I'm not doing it as my final English unit because I have poor planning skills XD Still got more to go XD It is a ton of work haha XD Yeah I'm really not sure. It's like... I can do things like 5 x 5 = ? just fine, but as soon as I get something like "5x = 10 + 2, find x" - I panic and don't know what to do. And I'm not sure about patterns, per se, but those things like "2, 4, 6, 8, _, what comes next in the sequence", I've always been TERRIBLE at those. I can do the basic ones (like I know that one is 10 haha) but anything slightly hard, I've never been able to do them, ever since I was little XD
Hahaha I bet XD How close are you to graduating? Is this your final year? It's my final year until I get my AA, then I transfer and go for my Bachelors.
It really sounds like a math disability, I'll be honest. I struggle a lot with finding the 2, 4, 6, 8 _ ect problems, and I have the opposite problem: where solving 7 x 6 might be impossible to memorize, no matter how hard I try, yet I can solve 5x = 10 + 2 easily, but only with a calculator. I also have trouble doing anything math-related in my head, so I must constantly rely on a calculator. I stand a pretty good chance for failure if I don't. Finding how to factor out problems like A + B = C might be harder though, because it requires memory and my short term memory is shit XD
Both of my parents have a form of Dyscalculia, but are undiagnosed and yet work math-related jobs so I guess I just became the unlucky voucher for a double dose LOL
Nah, I graduate at the end of next year unfortunately XD Yeah I'm really not sure. I probably won't look into it too much either way XD And I probably overuse calculators but I think that's more from laziness than anything else XD Ah gosh that is really unlucky XD
Ah, that's alright... it's definitely up to you. I have to rely on Calculators and extensive tutoring, which I'm lucky is free XD
It quite is XD But at least I got good English skills from both of them, because they are both good at writing - and different forms of writing as well Ones more analytical, and the other is more creative - I have a little bit of both XD
Just do one at a time perhaps? XD Like start with English, then work on Engineering? Or vice versa XD It's okay to studying writing at home, get an Engineering degree, and then go back and get an Writing degree XD Up to you though haha I'm not going to push anything
I actually get a decent amount of sleep since I slave on my work all throughout the morning and afternoon - around from 6:00am to 4:00pm... but I sometimes take it home as well and then end up working 1 or 2 hours more
You mean you don't have the same amount of workload that we do? Lucky XD