I have a teacher who always takes forever to enter the grades into StudentVue. If I don’t see the grades, I don’t know what I should revise. What can I do?
From someone who wants to know their grades
Dear someone who wants to know their grades,
Yep, this is a common problem with an easy fix. Sadly, you can’t change the fact that your teacher is busy with 200 students to worry about, but you can change your approach. There are a few ways to figure out your grade without using StudentVue;
I really hope that these tips help you (and others having the same/similar problems) figure out your grade and what to revise,
Since the new school year started, I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been skipping class in the bathroom to hang out with their friends and look at their phones. Usually I don’t really care, people can do what they want I guess but this year every time I go to the bathroom during class, there's always someone standing in one of the bathroom stalls doing nothing. There's honestly no good thing about skipping class (unless you're obsessed with your phone). It’s annoying for the people innocently trying to use the bathroom, and has a negative impact on the people skipping.
There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t skip class. One of them is that it’s just annoying. When people skip class, they just stand in the bathroom stalls. When there’s actually someone that needs to go to the bathroom, they’re unable to go because they are just taking up the good stalls. When they hide out in the bathroom stalls, they are always really loud. They giggle and laugh with their friends while looking at their phones together. When kids are in the bathroom stalls and taking them up, when someone goes to the stall next to them, it makes them feel unsafe. They also always take up the only stall that actually locks/has toilet paper. We all know that basically every bathroom in the school has some faulty stalls, but the people skipping always end up using the one stall that actually works. This means that if you just have to use the bathroom quickly, you end up with a stall that either doesn’t lock or doesn’t have toilet paper. There's been so many times where I end up just not using the bathroom and leaving because of this.
Honestly if you skip class regularly what are you doing? You’re just hurting yourself. You could be missing an important lesson or assignment and wouldn’t know until it’s due. Your grades will drop, affecting your chances of getting into good high schools and colleges. You could develop anxiety if you skip regularly because of the constant stress that you miss something important. I know since we’re only in middle school people think skipping class won’t have a big effect on them but in reality it does. You may think it’s now that big of a deal, but continuously skipping class can take a toll on your academic performance. This will in turn lower your grade, and affect your life in the future.
With this in mind, you can clearly see many valid reasons why you should stop skipping class. It’s annoying for the people literally just trying to use the bathroom, and has a negative impact on the people skipping. Also if you think skipping class is cool it’s really not. This whole essay sums up why you shouldn’t skip class.
In the age of technology, it is hard to tell what’s real or not. It only takes one person to misunderstand something to spread misinformation. According to a study performed by researchers at MIT, lack of attention is the cause of 51.2% misinformation being spread. That means that a quick fact check on a reliable website, could have prevented everyone who you’ll affect by the misinformation, from being impacted.
One example of a common myth is that bananas grow on trees. According to the Rainforest Allegiance, they actually grow on plants similar to lilies and orchids. This is quite harmless misinformation, but is still annoying. A piece of more harmful misinformation, is that it’s safe to eat food that has been on the floor for five seconds or less. That’s actually very wrong. The entire purpose for bacteria is to get to, and eat food. Expectating that they aren’t excellent at this, would be a mistake. According to researchers at Clemson University, in five seconds there is already a substantial amount of bacteria on the food. This myth could get somebody very sick. There is also a particularly bad myth, that is you have to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing person. This is perpetuated by TV, for entertainment purposes. According to Child Find of America, a non-profit organization for the prevention and resolving of children, it is crucial to contact authorities within 48 hours. Believing you must wait, cuts the most important time in half. People believing they have to wait 24 hours, could have loved ones looking for them themselves, which endangered their loved ones. This myth also endangers the person that is missing, because they have to wait a whole day before they have the possibility of help.
In conclusion, it’s very hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t. From misinformed people, to people who are making excuses, and through entertainment, myths are spread relentlessly. It’s important to do quick fact checks when something doesn't seem quite right, or anything that might be important to know as a definite fact.
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