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Posted by Randy ( on August 04, 2003 at 13:39:05:

In Reply to: I have suspected ADD for a long time.... posted by emoot ( on August 04, 2003 at 12:20:09:

I was the same in school.

I always did really good on their "IQ" test
things (IOWA tests,etc), but did terrible in
school. They also said I just didn't apply

I also sucked at math.
Are there any 4's that are good at math?

I did great in music theory, drama, guitar,
and filmmaking. Other than that, my grades
were generally between B,C,D.

I also did much better in college, although
I never finished.

I had the same English teacher 3 TIMES in
high school. She graded so biased against me
because I dared to think for myself. She would
have essay questions on tests asking what
I thought was going on in a book, or what I
thought the author was saying, and if I didn't
put what she TOLD us was going on, then I was
"wrong". Hmm...my opinions and ideas are "wrong"?
I remember one time I got a paper back, and I got
another bad grade on it, and I got so mad. I
started making a scene and she told me to go to
the office. I said "Yeah, I'm going to the office
alright. I'm going to tell the principal how you
pick favorites and grade me unfairly." I got
about halfway down the hall and she told me to
get back in the classroom. Lol.
Anyways...I tested into a high level English
course in college and got an A.

Personally, I don't like the concept of "ADD".
I think kids in general are hyperactive and they
shouldn't be medicated for it. I also think that
not everyone is going to fit into the molds of
an education system designed more to make you fit
into society than actually teach you to think for


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