Well I guess I'm not an engineer. On Wednesday, we were told to design a phone using Autodesk Inventor. It was due today. I didn't finish it (Inventor is used by highly sophisticated and well learned engineers... not ninth graders). I got a zero. I also didn't turn in most of the other assignments involving Inventor. I got a 23 on one and a zero on the other. I went from a 72-74 to below a 60 in 1 minute. I feel scared and terrible.
Hell, I may go to a "smart" school, but seriously! A program that requires training to use... why are we using it as ninth graders! We didn't even COVER most of the things my teacher told us to put on the phone! Our instruction book is 2 years old! The interface isn't even CLOSE to what the book says it is! And we are expected to know how to do everything in an hour or so?!
But wait, there's more! Apparently, from what I've seen, I am the only person who doesn't understand using ANYTHING made by Autodesk. Everyone else finished their phones. Everyone else completed their assignments.
I thought I'd go to the school to learn what I wanted to: programming (guess why). But of course, my parents almost subtly forced me to get into the band program (as if 3 years weren't enough), because I had friends joining band. Next year I can take another class, i.e. programming. But guess what: My parents and I cannot wake up early enough to get to the school at the time the next slot is available, which is at 7:00 am. My mom wakes up at 6:25. She spends 35 mins getting my sister ready and prepped for school; and we barely make it to my home school to catch the transfer bus (this is if I miss the bus).
I feel terrible. Especially since my parents will kill me once they see my grades (doing better in physics. I have a 60 [going up] instead of a 52) in engineering. And then they'll yell at me. I also feel terrible because I KNOW what will happen once winter break comes; I'll be kicked out with all the other failures.
Maybe if I jump off a building I'll get my physics grade to an 80 by demonstrating gravity, as well as get an 80 in engineering by demonstrating the design flaws by not implementing railing. Not like anyone will miss me much (except this sort-of naive kid in my engineering class).
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