"Unit 3 is over and no more benchmarks”
I should be happy right? Well I’m not.
I am not usually happy when I'm in this class or sleep, one or the other.
"Do we have to do this, is there any other options"?
"No none miss Parker no other options just your monologues"
I wonder why do we have do this, how will the benefit me if I know how to write a paper about people's conversations.
"You guys have until Wednesday to have almost a completed draft in class"
I’m pretty upset at this point, I don't understand the project and on top of that I don't want to do it, I'm such a busy person I have dance, friends, family, I have a life.
This project was assigned Friday and is due Wednesday, should be enough time right.
Well seems to me like this was over night, I can with all the other homework's also I feel like I have no time to do this.
Friday night, the night the assignment was given instead on planning what I should do I stayed on the computer on a chat until 3 in the morning.
"Maybe I can get an extension I will tell her something is wrong"
Saturday 10:30AM "Hi Ms. Powalter this is Sophia Parker and I was wondering could I have a mini extension I don't understand this project, I have no idea about it and I don't have ugh time to do it this weekend".
12:00PM "Hi Miss Parker sorry but no one will have an extension on this project think very hard an idea should come to you then make it your own, this doesn't have to be the best ever, that's why it's called a draft.
"Well that didn't work maybe I will work on it after I come home from dance class since I don't have anything else to do.
The same day some one asked me to with them to the movies a little later on that day so I decided to work on this all Sunday since no one does anything Sunday too.
I ended up trying another excuse.
12:30 PM Sunday "Hi Ms. Powalter me again, how is your weekend going, about our monologues, may I have a bit extra time or at least the day in school to work on this, something like a work period.
2:30PM Sunday " Hi miss Parker as it was said to you earlier there is no excuses for missing work, you can try and turn in something, because something is always better than nothing.
(Long blank stare)
"Well since I am being forced to write this maybe I should begin to write it so I can just get it over with. Those were the exact words that left my mouth before the idea of working stepped out behind them.
Ok seems like excuses aren’t working so maybe a complaint will.
Monday 6:30 PM “Hey Ms. Powalter I don’t mean to bother you but, I feel like you don’t care about my situations and the reasons why I cant do this paper or at least why I cant have it in on time, I feel like this project is being forced on the students and very rushed due to the fact that we our missing two days of school next week. Also I believe that I have a small amount of carp-tunnel in the hand that I right with and I feel like you don’t care about my inner and my outer feeling’s”.
8:30PM “Hi Sophia I am sorry about your wrist maybe you should go to the doctors about that but this assignment is not written it is typed and you don’t have carp-tunnel if you are able to type this many excuses and a complaint’s about this project”.
Time begins to move faster, I have one night to at least have a storyboard and some of this monologue typed, there’s no more time for excuses so seems to me all there is left to do is type … After I get home from dance.
I feel like nothing worked, no excuses, no complaints, nothing worked. And I still don’t have an idea.
“Mom do you know something that I could write about and make a monologue of?”
“Sorry Sophia the only type of monologue I can help you with is the play”.
“How about you dad do you know anything?”
His response was “Umm remind me what’s a monologue again?”
Maybe I can get some help with this project in class tomorrow; class will be pretty helpful, reading aloud some of the winning monologues and gathering thoughts should help also…
Those were my last thought’s about this mini assignment until the night before it is due and I’m up until next morning typing nothing.
I can predict how Thursday is going to go.
“Hi class lets take your seats and take out you completed and printed monologue.”
“Morning Ms. Powalter, funny I found an idea to type about after all this pain with this assignment”
“I guess I will right about how “fun” and “easy”
this journey was to completing this paper and how I feel about this