Why I Hate Maths (And Some Other Stuff)

This morning in careers we were given the task of researching courses we would like to study at University. It wasn’t much of a task for me, seeing as I’ve known what I’ve wanted to do since I was ten. Study an Arts (Media and Communications/Law double degree at Sydney Uni, while living at Wesley College. I had always known you needed an amazingly high mark to get in, but upon seeing the entrance mark for last year, well, I think I need to start looking at some other options.
If I totally flunk out on my ATAR, my choice would probably be UNSW and Baxter College, with this course:
sorry it’s so small. I can’t fix it. click to enlarge.
It’s so stupid, I have such high hopes for my HSC, and I want to do so well, and yet I don’t want to do any of the ‘hard’ subjects, because well, I have to actually try. I don’t like maths, or geography or sometimes even science, because I just can’t breeze through them. They make me think, and I don’t like it. I love english because I just get it. I can write a speech hours before it’s due and get full marks. I can write a book review at one am and be told it’s the best my teacher has ever seen. It just… works. Maths, however, involves way too much confusion and study, or more recently, lack thereof, and I’ve received the bad marks to prove it.
When I was younger, I always told everyone I’d do extension two english, extension two maths, physics and chemistry for my HSC. Now I don’t even plan on doing the most basic level of maths. You can call me lazy, because yes, I probably am, but I’d rather do awesomely at subjects I’m good at, than struggle for two years. At the moment, and I have to pick subjects in the next few months, I plan to do:
Extension Two English
Modern History
Legal Studies
Chemistry
French
They’re not exactly the highest marking subjects out there, and that did worry me, but again, I don’t want to make my senior years any more stressful than they need to be.
One thing I have learnt, and need to remember, is that your ATAR is just a number. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get what you want. If a door is shut; look for the window.
When I was on work experience at Dolly my favourite question to ask was ‘how did you get your job/what did you study at Uni?’ and I was amazed at the variety of answers. I learnt you don’t have to get a journalism degree at the best university to become a magazine journalist, you just have to have dedication and really, really want it. Which I do. So I can only hope for the best, and worry about passing year ten, before I stress out over year twelve.
frangipani princess xoxo
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6 thoughts on “Why I Hate Maths (And Some Other Stuff)

  1. because i kind of want to be a lawyer. i love everything to do with law, and legal studies is one of my favourite subjects. it's kind of like a back up hahaha. and a law degree is never a bad thing to have 🙂

  2. Hi FP,don't doubt yourself! someone has to get into that course.. why not you? if not you, then who? If you don't think you can, you can't but if you do think you can… :)your blog is lovely..Chloexx

  3. year 12 isnt really that bad; the work isn't particularly hard but it requires a lot of work that's time-consuming lol.I don't know what it's like for NSW schooling stuff, but here in VIC I'm not finding it too bad so far.And, to be honest, I'm finding french pretty much a breeze this term – we've already learnt all the grammatical stuff and it's all just new vocab and phrases we should learn to "wow" the examiner at the end of the year.hm, basically to sum all this up….DON'T STRESS!!(and you can do it!)xxx

  4. Here's an option you may not have thought of-Apply for a single degree of Arts (Media & Communications) and then either half way through or at the end of your first year at uni, you apply for the Law degree and then you combine the two for your double degree. Your uni of choice will have more info on doing this. Usually a B. Arts has a much lower entrance score than law. Once you're at uni they use your uni grades rather than your high school score to calculate whether you should get into a course.Good luck!!

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