The trouble I have got myself into..
About a month ago I experienced my first manic attack in years. It can make things hard, especially when it makes me prone to errors or worse. Even despite my efforts to do well in a class this led to a horrible performance on a test, which cost me a passing grade, as a result I had to drop the class. This really hurt my confidence and ability to perform.
However it wasn't just myself that failed this class, about half the class did poorly as well. Even those who spent far more time and work than I did. The teacher was horrible. She would expect the students to know a great deal of things in a little amount of time. I remember one day there was a plumbing problem in my apartment building. Basically I had a choice of either going to school or coming home that evening to a flooded apartment. I would have sent an email, however my computer was being repaired. So instead I called my secretary at work and had her email the teacher. When it came to explaining to her what happened, she simply would not listen and even left the classroom before I could finish. Now that I look back at things, it really would not have mattered no matter how much time I put into this class, it is very likely that the same result would have happened even if I put three times the effort into it.
As of now my mind has settled. It took alot of time and effort to get over the condition. I was so exhausted that I nearly slept through the entire weekend last week. However, there is another class that I am taking which I have no reason to blame on anything else if I fail. The teacher is far fairer than the one above and I know exactly what I must do to get caught up with things. It is my responsibility to get these things done and I know I can get them done if I work hard.
My master list:
•Complete "generate topic ideas" & "Consider audience & purpose" Wadsworth p. 40
• Write summary to "The American Indian Wilderness" - Submit draft to Smarthinking.com or the Writing Center before completing for extra credit
• Summary: "Talk of the Town: September 11, 2001" - Submit draft to Smarthinking.com or the Writing Center before completing for extra credit
• Summary: "The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life" - Submit draft to Smarthinking.com or the Writing Center before completing for extra credit
• Complete "Research Proposal" (APA) - Revision with Smarthinking.com for extra credit
• Read Wadsworth Ch. 9, "Draft a thesis statement" assignment p. 180
• Complete "Develop Counter Arguments and Construct an argument" Wadsworth p. 190-192
• Complete annotated bibliography (Five sources minimum)
• "Draft an effective introduction" and "Develop Closure" Wadsworth p. 214 and 215
• Complete Mid Term essay
All of the above must be done before next Thursday. I know it sounds stupid, but it has to be done.