My school starts on August 23. I have an assignment due then including annotating 9 (more) short stories and writing an essay. How should I go about doing this? What do you think the consequences would be IF I decided to skip it? (edit: English is my worst + least favorite subject btw)

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Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

Just make a plan to do it, Nina. Even though you don't like the class and might actually want to hate to do the assignment, I would pose this question to you:

You get a job and your boss asks you to do something and inside your head, you're saying - there is NO WAY I want to do this. What do you do? Just walk away and say - I don't think so?

You need to find a way to just do things you don't like or are uncomfortable doing, because sooner or later, this will come up over and over again. If you refuse to do a task at your job because you don't want to, that leaves the boss the option to fire you for being insubordinate.

This is a learned skill. Don't walk away from the lesson.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I suggest you start reading a story a day and take notes. That will give you time to write your essay. Why would you try to skip it? One of the consequences is you start the school year in the hole and the teachers are going to peg you as a slacker.

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Nina Varganov
Nina Varganov commented
What exactly do you mean by starting the school year in the hole? And btw I don't care what my language teacher thinks of me 😁
PJ Stein
PJ Stein commented
I mean you will start an assignment behind everyone else. And by starting off behind means if something comes up and you need to be cut some slack your teacher won't care. You have already set a precedence as someone who doesn't care. If you don't care why should your teacher?
Nina Varganov
Nina Varganov commented
Thanks ❤❤❤
Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Nina,

I think I recall you are thirteen? Anyway, please DO NOT bypass this marvelous opportunity to become intimate with language...here is how Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the 18th Baron of Dunsany and one of the great masters of English literature, described the magic and mystery of ink:

“How it can mark a dead man’s thoughts for the wonder of later years, and tell of happenings that are gone clean away, and be a voice for us out of the dark of time, and save many a fragile thing from the pounding of heavy ages; or carry to us, over the rolling centuries, even a song from lips long dead on forgotten hills.”   

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