iaskforpleasurefirst asked: I'm gonna take French again in uni owo we can be study buddies~!
Oh my god, that’d actually be really cool! Will that be starting next September? If so, I could sign up for a beginner’s program here, and we could actually do this!
wait a minute this isn’t my homework
this is tumblr
how did this happen
Anonymous asked: I have a white friend with a native american girlfriend. In high school, both had 4.0's, but my white friend had more AP classes, president of SNHS, NHS, a few other clubs I can't remember, captain of 3 sports teams, had thousands more volunteering hours helping people less fortunate than his girlfriend, and got near perfect scores on both his SAT and ACT. They both applied to Stanford. He didn't get in, and she did. Can you explain this? Because to me, this is fucking bullshit.
Because he was about as interesting as white bread? Just my guess. Colleges aren’t too impressed by being a student being president of NHS (as it usually means nothing) and “thousands” of volunteer hours scream “I’m only doing this to beef up my app. My guess? That guy’s girlfriend had a much more interesting personal essay/worldview, while still being just as good a student. Colleges want a student with an interesting perspective, not one who completes a “good applicant” checklist.
Now byeeee with your anti-Affirmative Action, racist bullshit.
You know, people sometimes tell me that I’d be able to learn a language if I was immersed in it, but I don’t think that method would work for me; I’m bad at interpreting nonverbal cues, so I depend a lot upon the actual words being used; I’m by no means oblivious to the fact that people are having emotional experiences and expressing them, but to figure out what they’re feeling and why without any verbal cues is super difficult. I think that a big part of learning language through immersion is to piece together those clues to understand context, but I still have trouble doing that in English.
I do really need/want to learn how to speak another language though; French for sure, because a lot of jobs in Canada require it, and because then I’d be able to understand my family when they talk. They use French in front of my sisters and I because we never learned it, and Polish in front of our younger cousins because they have learned it. Yeah, French. I will learn French. I’m scared to take a uni course in it though, because I know for a fact that they move super fast and that it’s stressful; my learning style is very different from the way those courses seem to operate too—but at least there would be rules. Bluh.