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post #31 of 94 Old 04-16-2013, 09:14 PM
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Wow. I'm a junior too and I can't hardly understand what you wrote! I'm a good student, but I have a teacher purposefully failing me for trying (okay, not failing anymore....getting a whopping 70 in there now...)

One of my friends has ADHD, and I help him study...and by that, I mean read the paper to him. He is so smart, but he's dyslexic just enough to bother him, but not enough to get breaks for it. If you need any help with anything, feel free to message me.

I went to Ohio State university, and they said volunteer and extra curriculars that show dedication are more important than SAt/ACT scores. If you do well in school but your SAT/ACT isn't amazing, they usually overlook it for exactly the reasons people have mentioned.

I think its amazing what you have been doing with the horses. Whenever I have issues with the green pony I ride, I think of people like you that had to completely retrain horses, and I suck it up.
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post #32 of 94 Old 04-16-2013, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I take some pretty challenging courses. It bugs the snot out of me sometimes, but when it gets down to it, I really do enjoy expanding my knowledge, and there is NOTHING better than finally understanding something after hours of frustration!

I am glad that, at least, I do not have attention problems. Well, unless it comes to whether I should do homework or talk on HF or something ;) Being dyslexic, dyscaculic and ADD would just send me over the edge!

I'm not so sure that I'm retraining Kenzie though xD I feel almost guilty for hanging around her too much because I'm afraid I'll encourage or teach a new bad habit. I'm definitely not ready to take on a yearling like her indefinitely, and I'm so relieved to know that she has a good place to go where she won't be ruined by someone with little yearling (or abused/neglected horse, for that matter) experience!

All of this stuff with Kenzie has really left me scratching my head on how the heck I didn't get both Sour and I killed...I started working with her when she was even younger than Kenzie. I guess she's a better horse than I thought! LOL So glad she's 220 lbs, and not 1,000 though...

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post #33 of 94 Old 04-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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I'ma freshmen but I homeschool. So basically I have to teach myself math. I never liked math anyway. I am doing geometry. I mean bio and english isn't bad or hard for me. I teach myself that too but I don't know what the deal with math is. They guy who invented math should be glad he isn't around any more. Otherwise I would have had a murder on my hands. But then again, I am the crazy girl who does two schools at once. Learning a whole other language is not easy. I started to hate math about the time it turned in to a english lesson!

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Heeey, a kindred spirit! ;D I'm kidding. I'm homeschooled too, though :) I use Bob Jones University curriculum as well as college substitutes, hence the AP classes xD I'm what my friends call a 'half time homeschooler' though, because I take PREP classes so that I have a teacher for my math and chemistry. With the problems I have, it just doesn't work for me to teach myself that kind of stuff.

Are you using seperate curriculums or do you do your homeschooling with public school material? If you use your own curriculums, try Teaching Textbooks. A guy explains all of the stuff to you really well and makes things simple to understand, and its all online with a paper suppliment. I used it for Algebra 1 and understood it pretty well. I probably would have understood it even better if I hadn't skipped pre-algebra because I was behind xD I really wish I'd used it for Geometry too. I absolutely hated geometry, especially when it came to proofs!

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post #35 of 94 Old 04-16-2013, 09:43 PM
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Homeschooling using their curriculum. I want to be a part time homeschooler but then there is the whole other school thing which is why I am homeschooling in the first place. I also have this problem of not being able to watch videos and then learn from them. I'm not sure I am making sense here, basically those videos they give you to explain a problem. I never make it to then end. So I did find a website that has videos that I can watch without taking a whole 20 minutes to explain it to me. Oi I barely remember anything from the first semester.

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Heeey, a kindred spirit! ;D I'm kidding. I'm homeschooled too, though :) I use Bob Jones University curriculum as well as college substitutes, hence the AP classes xD I'm what my friends call a 'half time homeschooler' though, because I take PREP classes so that I have a teacher for my math and chemistry. With the problems I have, it just doesn't work for me to teach myself that kind of stuff.

Are you using seperate curriculums or do you do your homeschooling with public school material? If you use your own curriculums, try Teaching Textbooks. A guy explains all of the stuff to you really well and makes things simple to understand, and its all online with a paper suppliment. I used it for Algebra 1 and understood it pretty well. I probably would have understood it even better if I hadn't skipped pre-algebra because I was behind xD I really wish I'd used it for Geometry too. I absolutely hated geometry, especially when it came to proofs!

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post #36 of 94 Old 04-17-2013, 12:12 AM
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Well I have a list of steps for each redox reaction that I'm supposed to follow here: This is for half-step reactions.

1. First assign oxidation numbers.
2. See what was Oxidized (lost electrons) and write the 1/2 reaction.
3. See what was Reduced (gained electrons) and write that 1/2 reaction.
4. Balance atoms (if you have Oxygens on one side you can put water on the other to balance O.
If you have Hydrogens, you can balance that with Hydrogen ions (H+).
5. Balance the charges on both side of each equation (they do not have to equal "0" but they have to be equal on each side of the equation You do this by adding electrons that are negative in charge.
6. If there are fewer electrons either being lost or gains, multiply the entire equation so # of electrons equal each other in each equation.
7. Add equations together, cancelling anything that is on both sides of the equations.

I get that, theoretically, but when I go to USE it, the numbers start going crazy and I can't figure out what I'm doing. I can easily do the problems like A + B --> A + B of course, but the others are just plain confusing.

For example, problem number 4. NH3 + O2 --> NO + H2O. This one isnt even all that complicated and the others are way worse, just to give you an idea. I know that the ox numbers, I think its...

N^+3 H^-1 + O^0 --> N^+2O^-2 + H^+1O^-2

So after that I'm supposed to find each half step, reduction and oxidation. I'm confused as to whether I'm supposed to use the whole molecule, or 'weed out' spectator ions.

Oxidized: N^+3 H^-1 --> H^+1O^-2

Reduced: O^0 --> N^+2O^-2

But then I have an N in the products of the reduction which I can't balance out, and that's where I stopped. :/
This link may help Oxidation Reduction Reactions - Redox Reactions - Chemistry Help | WyzAnt Tutoring

I know how to balance equations by heart however I am very rusty on oxidation half reactions and reduction half reactions.

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Thanks Sky! I've been using ChemTutor too, and it helped some. As it turns out, I was just missing one tiny little thing that way throwing my entire equation off. Oops!

HorseCrazy- Ah, ok. I'm not really sure how to help you then, since I've never used public school curriculums. Too bad you can't choose your curriculums...its the only thing that saves me! I have...interesting...ways of learning, and don't learn well with just text or just videos. I have to have someone that I can ask questions to, and who can ask me questions. I learn best when I'm given the basics of how to do something, then asked to actually 'teach' it back to someone. I'm an audial verbial learner, so while it doesn't work well for me to only hear something, often times when I read it out loud or explain it in 'laymans terms' as if I were teaching a child, it helps me understand things way better!

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^^Thats me. I can't just do it one way. The school uses another homeschooler school's(that probably made no sense) curriculum.

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Endiku, the chemistry will come with practice. I'm a sophomore in AP Chem and it took me forever to feel comfortable balancing equations, identifying precipitates in reactions, converting from grams to moles to atoms, calculating freezing and boiling point depressions/elevations when substances are combined, etc. it just takes a LOT of practice. It's one thing to mentally read the steps, but using them takes time.

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Been there, done those. I'm mostly comfortable with all of that, but I can't imagine having done it last year as a sophmore! Wow. Things have just been put into perspective! Lol

For the most part, I really do understand my chemistry, with the exception of having some serious issues with creating an entire neuralization reaction with salts in the product from just two little hints. That's just plain hard ._.

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