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My American History teacher has given the class an impossible assignment. Is there anything that I am able to do?

Three people of my entire year of 72 people are done so far and it is due Friday. The assignment is to take a list of 101 things that we should have learned over the course of the year, then type a 5 sentence essay about each. Sounds simple, right? Not when he expects no errors and all of it completed in about three weeks, and two of those weeks are spent doing standardized testing, during which I, nor my entire class, had American History. Is there any way to call him out on this? There is 10 days left before the end of the year and people are just standing idly by.

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First you have to sit down and THINK. Use your brain. You dont have to have class to THINK about what youve learned the entire rest of the year. Sitting around worrying doesnt get you very far and it would suck to lose an entire letter grade now. Use your textbook and go back to where you started and start making a list of what you remember. Dont copy from the book because your teacher will know but use it to jog your memory. Names, dates and battles will cover a lot of ground, as will treaties and things like that.
Ex. Christopher Columbus - Discoverer of America. Sailed in 1492. Worked for Spain. Sailed with Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Discovered the Americas by running into the West Indies first.
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Once you stop stalling and start writing i bet youll be surprised at how easy it comes - unless you just blew off the class all year. Then you pretty much deserve what grade you get.

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I have a 99 in the class and we have barely learned anything at all. This is my AH teacher's last year here, as he is retiring at the end of the year.
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So fake it and use your history text to list important names, dates, occurances, etc. Maybe your teacher wants to see how creative you can be.
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pain is temporary, glory is eternal.

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Isn't it,
"Pain is temporary, pride is forever"?
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um... do the assigment? usually if no one has done it then why should you? not saying anything,, but if no one does it then .... ask a friend

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It's not a matter of being too lazy to do it. The three people that got it done have taken all free time for about a week to do this thing, and even at that their grades in other classes have started to slip.
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If it's 101 things we learned over the course of the class, it would be hard, but 101 things we learned overall in school, I could do it in 10 days. Probably finish it in 5 days.
If I could, I would do 25% of the assignment for you, if I knew you.

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"should have learned" being the keywords here. We didn't learn any of this at all. (We did learn to first 20, but all of that was done last year, under a teacher which actually taught.)
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That's why you should take notes.
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I have taken notes. I have my entire year's worth of written notes here, and it totals up to about 6 pages. I had counted down the list in a study hall one day and conferred with my peers. We didn't even touch on 67 of the 101 topics listed.
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make sure you read ALL instructions carefully. I had a similiar assignment and there was a trick to it. If not just look through the book or your work.

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There are no instructions, it's just the words 'FINAL WORK SHEET" at the top of the page in Cambria font bolded, then the list of 101 things.
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Do the assignment I had states testing and had a similiar assignment after I finished the test I pulled out my textbook and wrote down everything we learned finished it in 3 days

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Oh thats so cool! Its not hard at all.First divide it up by subject.Then,just use the table of contents in each book for topics.You will find you have more than 101.Its just the number that is intimidating,but it really isnt,because you can also use funny ones like "How to use the water fountain on the first floor.",or "What to tell my mother when I got that 75 in math." or "How to balance mowing the lawn with passing math."

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It's a prewritten list, starts with Christopher Colon and ends with Operation Odyssey Dawn.
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Oh nooooooo !!!!!!! SO if you didnt memorize all year,you have to LOOK UP every single thing? wow.Thats intense.Well,I would stay up all night doing it.Its bound to be worth a lot of credit.On the other hand,you have your other responsibilities.and your parents might not want you to stay up all night and I wouldnt blame them.Just do your best.Make it your business to do at least ten.
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I'm on about 37 :|
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That's excellent! Keep going.Its not that late yet.only 10PM.You should be proud.
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