Busy work that you should ACTUALLY DO in High School: A rant of regret by Leah Chole
1) Anything that involves spelling tips/tricks, for I cannot even begin to portray the frustration in spelling a word incorrectly 8 different ways only to give in and let the word processor mock you with its squiggly red line and still not even give you the right word so you have to spell it incorrectly 8 more different ways, but this time right-click the word to see if the word processor could tap into your stupid brain that you didn’t exercise in your youth.
2) Slaving away with the memorization of vocabulary words whether it be for a 10 word vocab quiz or your SATs or just knowing what the eff you are reading without having to stop mid sentence to look up a word that you should have known years ago. When I say that procrastination worked for me - this was not one of the times. You will have to know that word permanently, because sure you will probably always have some way to look it up on you, but it is much more convenient to just know. It’s not gong to just stick if you read it once in your life. It’s like your times tables. You have to practice them not just in case your calculator that you carry around with you (well now it would be your phone) breaks, but because it will make your life faster, simpler, and more understandable. I scored in the top 10% in my SAT math and did graciously mediocre on my Reading/Writing not because I’m a math genius or because I’m terrible at reading comp, but because I slaved away on my times tables while my brain was fresh and never once did my vocab homework in a timely manner. I left it for the last minute, so I scrambled for bs pneumonic devices and used them in lame-o sentences all so I could get the ten points on the homework. Life is easier when you just know things off of the top of your head - especially tools for things that you use everyday (such as reading a writing). If you have the luxury of never working retail or a cash-handling job without a register, you are ever so lucky, but you will be embarrassed when you can’t remember what 8x7 is.
You don’t need to save your 8th grade constitution packet, because any history lesson before college is completely male white-washed and you will never have to factor again.
But your ass BETTER know how to do a “Which is the better buy” problem, because that shit gets real in college.