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Was there ever a project you had to do for school which counted for a good chunk of your mark, but you hated it with EVERY FIBRE OF YOUR BEING? And you HAD to do this, otherwise you might fail the course.

 

I just finished up a project just like this yesterday night... or rather, 2:30 AM in the morning. Got only 5 hours of sleep. It basically involved me wiring things to a breadboard, distinguishing the wires from LEDs, adding ground wires, and so forth. It was... I don't even want to think about it, but I felt like burning down my school and throwing molotovs at crowds of people. I hadn't felt that much rage or frustration in a long while.

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Many, many, many.

 

Every single one of the seven projects that my scumbag teachers assigned during finals week. I hated them all with a burning passion. -_-

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You don't know the half of it. There are so many projects I've hated more than I hate... um... things that I really hate. One I hated even when I finally finished it was building a tiny little electric car for Physics. UUUUGHHH it was so annoying. It took me for freaking ever to finish it. http://mlpforums.com/public/style_emoticons/default/dry.png

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Uh, nope. It's just me, Gabe Newell.

I love a good challenge, and my awesome powers of procrastination only add to the trials I must face when the due-date nears.

 

Sometimes, I wonder if my excessive procrastination is not a result of me being lazy, but in fact an addiction to the rush I feel when something is due in "what couldn't possibly be enough time to finish" and yet I still manage to do so.

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Before this school year ended, we had to build a functional mousetrap powered car. Me and my friend didn't finish it, in fact apparently we had it set up but it didn't work, so one night she just threw it against the wall and it shattered.

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I'm such a procrastinator that I always end up doing work at the last minute. Really an awful trait to have, but hey I managed to survive HS in any case.

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Anything that involves speaking as a project I loathe. I'm in a near panic attack every day and when I actually talk I usually have a panic attack in the middle of it and people see me having one .__.

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Like 100000 of them..

Once we had to build a tower with small sticks and when it was done me and a friend set fire on it hah xD

 

yay 3000th post :3

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I had to make a giant presentation about any problem that I thought was important on a mational scale, for english class(how it connects to english is beyond me). I chose childhood obesity and had to write a six page report all about it, what is being done to help, and what could be done to help. Then I i made a posterboard with a bunch if different organizations, companies, vendors, celebrities, and more who supported fighting chikdhood obesity. After that, I got 3 video clips about obesity and why it was so bad. Then I had to cite all 67 resources I used using proper MLA citation. This may not seem all that bad, but (for me at least) it was a living hell. I had to lock myself if the windowless basement so that I wouldn't know what time it was or how long I had been working on it. It took me over 8 hours straight, only to get a frickin B :/

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I made a power point on the history of the toilet once...

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So many, just this past year.

 

Mainly iMovies. Does anyone else know how annoying iMovies are? Considering the fact that my super preppy HS loans everyone Macs, it basically means that the teachers can give us an iMovie project whenever they want. And then my English teacher (though he's a swell guy) decided to give us this project about Haiti. What about Haiti? Anything you want. That's all he said. Gave us a rubric based on stuff like creativity and I was just wondering when this would be over. Since he's also the department chair he can do anything he wants and say that he was testing curriculum out on us. Sometimes it works well, but other times he managed to come up with really random stuff that made me sad. Also, our English/Social Studies are run somewhat together in terms of curriculum and assignments, except when they both issue us projects at the same time, and those projects are ALWAYS HUGE.

 

 

My school makes no sense. -.-

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We had to make a reinactment of a story in english class. I don't remember the story, but I do remember how cringey it was that nobody really did anything, and the acting was just horrendous. Clueless how he tought that'd be a good school project.

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My high school teacher gave us the assignment of writing and sending silly troll letters to local businesses. We were learning about writing satire, so I guess she thought it would be a fun way to practice. She wanted to see if any of us would get a response back. I remember one girl writing the local body fragrance store that her sister enjoyed eating their lotion and that she wanted coupons so she could purchase more. I do not believe she got a response back. I have no idea what my teacher was thinking. :P 

I thought it was the dumbest thing in the world to actually send those letters. Sharing them in class? Yes. Bothering business owners? No. 

Another assignment I thought was bothersome was when the entire physics class had to write an essay explaining why they think it unnecessary to do homework after only a couple of kids weren't doing their work. I think that assignment was fair for the kids who deserved it, but was very unhappy when I learned that it was an entire quiz grade for all of us. I labored over that paper for hours that evening. Then the next day, the teacher said that he didn't remember giving that assignment. We were all very confused and very annoyed. 

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On 6/18/2012 at 6:52 AM, ASAP Q said:

I just finished up a project just like this yesterday night... or rather, 2:30 AM in the morning. Got only 5 hours of sleep. It basically involved me wiring things to a breadboard, distinguishing the wires from LEDs, adding ground wires, and so forth.

Not gonna front...that sounds super duper interesting :adorkable: But I do have an interest and job history of electrical engineering so its something that would appeal to me, tho I CAN imagine the frustration of the dexterity of the assembly.

As for other projects that I hated, I cant recall any physically assembled project that made me upset. The projects I hate are almost always written assignments since it requires showing my work and proving my point only in writing and not any other way.

Okay well...I take that back. In college I had a film project class that required about 5 minutes of edited film into some kind of student film but had multiple requirements. I cant say it was the actual project that frustrated me but it was getting all my equipment and actors to come together. We had to borrow HD camera's from the teacher and school resources department but there were only so many that could be leant so you had to make sure you reserved the camera WHEN you needed it not before or after. I also had to make use of craigslist for unpaid actors for my film which required alot of constant communication and syncing of schedules. Here's something you need to know about unpaid actors. They have no intensive to show up on time or even at all for the scheduled time. Yeah people have things in life to do but the thing about filming ANYTHING with daylight in the frame is that it REQUIRES to be done at a certain time of day. Once that time passes the light isnt going to be the same and will not make continuity sense.

I dont recall it being a miserable experience but more of a frustrating one often requiring me to do it the Ed Wood way and just do everything myself.

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On 6/18/2012 at 9:52 AM, ASAP Q said:

Got only 5 hours of sleep. It basically involved me wiring things to a breadboard, distinguishing the wires from LEDs, adding ground wires, and so forth.

 

On 6/18/2012 at 10:34 AM, letterone said:

One I hated even when I finally finished it was building a tiny little electric car for Physics.

 

On 6/18/2012 at 1:15 PM, Fizz. said:

Before this school year ended, we had to build a functional mousetrap powered car.

 

These projects actually sound like they would be a lot of fun.  My high school never had us building electric cars or wiring circuit boards, I was stuck with boring projects like the protective egg drop cage.

The worst project really weren't about what you were doing but who you had to work with anyway.  I had some projects were I was assigned to work with people I wanted to strangle in their sleep before the project was completed.  Because for some reason you just couldn't be permitted to work with people you actually like as you might actually come to enjoy your school work.

 

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I had a lot of projects that I couldn't stand. 

It is interesting to note that when I was in high school, I didn't learn how to pay taxes, how to pay bills, how to calculate a good tip, how to fill out a W-2...

But I am so glad I know the freaking Pythagorean theorem.

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