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post #1 of 11 Old 10-04-2009, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Ugh! I hate school!

OMG! I hate school! I am trying to get to the barn 4-5 times a week, and it's never going to happen with the homework and tests I'm having! It's taking away my horse time! Guess how many tests I had last week?!? TWELVE! Tell me that's not ridiculous. I'm only a freshman in high school, and have about two hours of homework each night. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! Any advice on how to get to the barn more often?
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-04-2009, 09:59 AM
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I wish I knew, I get to go every Saturday and every other Wednesday and honestly, the school week goes by so ridiculously slow and it affects my riding because I have to refresh myself before the lesson because I can't remember what we did last, it's ridiculous.
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two hours of homework! I am a sophmore in high school and have never gotten that much, even as a freshman. Do you have any study halls? Maybe you can ask the teachers to tell you approximatly whats on the agenda the next week that way you can get some stuff done over the weekend. I have no idea cause I only ride twice a week cause I don't own my own horse (yet ;)) but I'm sure it's frustrating. Good Luck!

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That's rough, I know how it is to have to juggle school (and later college) work with my horsey preferences and obligations, but I was lucky in high school to be homeschooled. It is important to remember that an education is really important, and not to skimp on that, but there are a few tips I can give you on maximizing your time.

I did lots of homework and studying on the bus rides to and from school. I had about a 45 minute jumpstart before I got home. I would do the rest immediately after I got home, when I was still in a "work" frame of mind, then I had the rest of the evening to be in the barn, watch TV (in my pre-horse days...), read, whatever. Year planners help, too. It's easier to keep track of what is due when and to decide what takes priority within your homework. Get what you have least time until it's due or what is the most time consuming done first.

Also, I can't help but recommend homeschooling to you. I know it isn't for everyone and every situation, but there is a really surprising amount of time wasted in public school. After I started homeschooling I was literally done with 6 subjects work in three hours a day, and almost every other homeschooler I know had a similar experience. It won't hurt your college hunt process, either. I managed to get into a really competitive private college on my homeschooled high school education. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about homeschooling at all.

Anyway, education is really important, but there are definitely ways to maximize and organize your time and still get to the barn. 2 hours of homework doesn't floor me nearly so much as 12 tests in a week. Wow. Do you have that many subjects? How did that happen??

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Thanks for the tips everyone! Unfortunelately we do not have study halls ...I wish! Scoutrider, oh how I wish I could be homeschooled. I've heard it saves so much time! The only problem is that I wouldn't be able to get TOPS, but now our state may be getting rid of the program anyway! Oh goodie! And yes, I have no idea how 12 tests is possible with only 6 subjects, and trust me that was not an exaggeration. I try to do homework at lunch, on the way home from school, etc. but most of the time I need the book for the class or the internet or something ridiculous. I am beyond OCD so I'm as organized as they come . I have a planner and everything is even color coordinated lol! If it wasn't for homework, I would adore school! I wish someone would explain to me the importance of homework. We go to school for seven hours, and then come home and have an hour+ more work, leaving no time for our real life. IMO, if you don't get the topic at school, you're not going to get it at home, and if you get it at school, you'll still get it at home. It's just a waste of time! I'm a straight A student, but I have to work hard for that, and I think I need a break!

wow that turned into a rant lol! I couldn't help my self!
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-16-2009, 03:32 PM
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well i use to be in the same boat but my horses live on my farm so its not as hard. i use to ride right when i got home from school and then did my homework after i was done riding. But im at the point right now as im in my last year of high school. and i have noticed im stuck doing homework more then being with my horses. so i guess all we can do is buckle down in class and then hope that we have time after school to ride. even maybe go for a night ride or something.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-17-2009, 09:38 AM
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Hated School

Ugh. I hated school too. Really got burned out.

At least two hours of homework every night and sometimes hours and hours on the weekend. Often had to work through Christmas vacation and in the summer also.

It got worse every year.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-17-2009, 10:02 AM
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-17-2009, 11:58 AM
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I'm in University and I'm finding that my course load is so intensive that i'm only able to make it to the barn once a week, maybe twice if i'm lucky. It's really hard to get out to the barn when school is consuming your life!
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2009, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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eventerdrew-WOW! That sounds like a lot of work! How are you managing SIX TIMES A WEEK? I'm starting to get the hang of it and things are sort of calming down so I just cross my fingers every day that I won't have a lot of work...yep, relying on luck
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