Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This Saturday I will take the SAT Subject Test for Biology, because the UW requires homeschoolers to take an SAT test in some scientific area. But since I took Biology one and a half years ago, I really do not remember much about it, so I have had to memorize all of the info again . . . not too fun. Oh well. I'll have my test over with in a few days, and if I fail, I fail (although it makes me cringe to think about it).
My AP English Lit. class has been going well, but we have had to read some really strange short stories. It seems that all short stories are weird, because in order to affect their audiences in the allotted space, they need to be extremely concise and powerful. But next week, we will begin reading The Scarlet Letter, which should be a pleasant change (although I am not crazy about that book).
I have been having a lot of fun with my online AP US Gov. course. My teacher gives us a lot of interaction and potential extra credit, which definitely keeps me motivated. Also, the course load is not overbearing, which is relieving, especially in our current disorganized life.
Meagan and I absolutely LOVE drama!!!! This is our first year ever taking a drama class, and I only wish we could have begun earlier. We will perform the play Peter Pan at the end of the year, and Meagan received the part of Wendy and I am Captain Hook. Callie and Margaret, our close friends, are also taking it, and they have some really fun parts, including Mrs. Darling, a mermaid, an Indian, and a lost boy.
This year has turned out even better than I thought (and I had high expectations). It sort of makes me regret all those unsocial years I spent in Australia, but I'm trying to get over it. I know that God wanted me to be there then, but sometimes I just can't help comparing my life there to my life now.
I just wanted to inform you all what we've been doing. I will try to post some more after my Biology test this weekend.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
So, altogether, I would say that the negatives outweigh the positives, but I still sort of enjoyed HSM2 (yes, I admit it . . . ).
Sunday, August 19, 2007
"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot." ~Mark Twain, intro to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
"Emma is possibly one of the most loyal characters of Austen, always wanting better for those around her and doing all she possibly can to make it happen. Her motives sometimes get in the way of her good intentions and her own opinions can end up ruling her actions, but she has a good heart. She loves to be social and is welcoming to most, unless they are too silly to tolerate. While she sometimes changes her behavior to make others feel comfortable, she knows who she is and is always bettering herself."
Emma Woodhouse = 84%
Elizabeth Bennet = 63%
Marianne Dashwood = 63%
Elinor Dashwood = 56%
Lady Catherine = 47%
Jane Bennet = 47%
Charlotte Lucas = 22%
Here's the web address of the quiz, if any of you are interested in taking it: http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=41259 . It really doesn't take very long (it's only one page long), and I would love to know who you all turn up to be most like!