Man, going to have a discussion with Jan this coming afternoon at 2:00 PM. I don’t know what to think about it. Most stuff will be about exams, so that won’t generate any difficulty. However, I’m sure that we’ll also get to talk about this autumn. I still haven’t told Mr. De B. or any other school folk that I’m definitively not going to college in September. I have to tell Mr. De B. before I inform the student counsellor, I have decided for myself, cause that theoretically the entire world knows of my decision before my tutor does, okay (I could say he could’ve known for half a year), but that literally everyone has been informed before he has, that I consider going a bit too far. So I want to be a bit subtle, but I’ve never been quite good at being subtle. Sometimes, I just don’t want to inform anyone anymore and just do my thing without letting people get involved, but I’m scared that if I don’t inform the student counsellor, I might not be able to finish Future Planning (don’t know about those rules, could look them up but don’t feel like it).
Dad’s going to attend the discussion, for he’s our school’s system manager and we’ll have to arrange for an extra computer to be in place once I’m doing my exams. ALVA, the company that produces adaptive computers, said they could offer to give one on loan, but the people said it would be too expensive, and now Jan may get an extra computer from the school for the blind. Dad also wants to keep his own laptop as an extra computer, cause he knows that computer. If it isn’t needed, I can also use his computer in the evenings, for my computer will have to stay at school.
I’m very busy preparing for my exams. Had maths last week Tuesday. It went reasonably well – I’ll probably have a sufficient grade, but not too good. I finished preparing for geography and history (except for looking over the short summaries), and am now studying for economics and philosophy, both of which will be on Monday the 30th. History will be the 24th and geography the 27th, by the way. I haven’t done a thing for the languages yet. Latin isn’t going to be problematic – I studied half the course material in two hours last month and got an 8.2 -, but I’m a little worried about French and Dutch. English is going to be easy I suppose, as it’s going to be a reading exam. I want to get an 8.9 at least, so I’ll have a nine on my final marks list. But French is very difficult – I have always had just insufficient marks for French reading tests, but I don’t know how to prepare quite well for it. I can do lots of exams, of course, and have done some, but that’s about it. And Dutch, well, I used to be quite good at Dutch, but I’m just a little worried cause I’ve done so little (not done any special preparation yet and not practised much in class either). French is going to be my first exam on the 23rd, and Dutch will be the 24th.
By the way, the schedule really sucks. There are two exams each day, one starting at 9:00 AM and the other starting at 1:30 PM. Well, all languages and most society-related subjects start at 9:00 AM, and all nature-related subjects and the compulsory subjects start at 1:30. That means that as a person with Society and Culture as a collection of subjects, I’ll have to start at 9:00 each day except for once, and my sister’s boyfriend, who has Nature and Techniques as his collection of subjects, starts at 1:30 PM each day except for once, which is on a day when I also have to start at 9:00. The only thing in which I have a better schedule than he does, is that my last exam will be on the 31st of May, and his last exam will be on the 2nd of June. Mostly, they’ve made a stupid schedule. If I can think of no other thing to complain about at LAKS (which is the organisation where you can complain about the exams), it’ll make a good topic. Whaha yeah, I’ve resolved to complain at least once, lol. No, if I really have no complaints, I’m not going to call them for fun, of course.
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