Thursday, November 30, 2006

Take a Stand

The day of the empty promise is ended. A new dawn is breaking. A morn of hope and fulfillment.


What: Study group - homework help - ACT prep

Where: My place - inquire within if you need address

When: Friday, 5:00 PM.

Who: Anybody with homework to do or questions about subjects (except for AP biology and AP calc). Also, anybody wanting to up their ACT score.


I've thought about this for a long time. It's not going to be one of those passing fancies. Even if nobody else shows up I'll still do my homework in that time period, and review some of that mad ACT stuff. If people do show up, great, we'll all benefit.

But I've been thinking, and it's time to spread the love. As I lay in bed last night, I realized that this is the big show. The last hurrah before we all break apart and run off to college. Right now we are all bound together through this high school bit. We're here, interacting, together. If we don't make our move now we'll never have the chance.

It's like a basketball game. You've got 48 minutes while the other team is on the court to prove your dominance. After the clock is through everybody leaves. Nobody cares if you can dunk 20 minutes after the game. Your field goal percentage doesn't matter when you're shooting around by yourself. You've only got 48 minutes with the captive opponents. After those 48 they're free to leave; you've lost the opportunity.

When highschool lets out we'll go our separate ways. Some of those separate ways will take us to similar places. Others won't. Right now we are captives, we can't get away from each other.

So hey, I figure I might as well make my move now. There are still people here to benefit from it. That might not be true in the future.

What comes next is a mystery. What's here right now is positive. The stars have lined up: it's time to learn.

The earth has progressed far enough in its rotation to leave this quadrant of the earth cold and Ultimate-less. The postage-fairy has delivered the necessary materials. I've got toes and fingers, shoes and a hat.

It's on. This Friday, and the Friday after that, and the Friday after that.

The agenda will look something like this. Homework/questions at 5, ACT at 6. Wrap up around 6:30 or 7:00. There may or may not be a party afterwards, it just depends.

I think it's a grand idea. And now, for you naysayers --> a little more of my optimism.

(Yes. I'm arrogant. But hey, at least I'm trying to help people. Don't think I can help anybody on the ACT? I purchased the April 2006 test packet and answer key. I've actually taken the test and know what I'm talking about on 95% of the questions. And hey, if I end up not helping anyone with anything, at least I got to play with the whiteboard. It's worth a shot, right?)

So, let me know your comments. Alls I know is that I'm going to be chilling here at 5 come Friday getting my homework done and studying for that ACT test.

C.Thatcher ---> out.

p.s. It's national tuck-your-sweatshirt-into-your-pants day. A big congratulations to everybody who had the courage to go for it today. You've made the world a better place.


Anonymous said...

I'm never motivated to get my homework done, so basically I'm failing a few classes right now. I'm in! ^_^

Frissa said...

How are you going to run the ACT bit?
I could definitely use the study time but if I don't have a specific question or trouble subject I would feel bad taking up time and space. Is it going to be a come and study type of a thing or come and ask questions?
I think this is a great idea of yours and I am excited to be able to have someone to ask for help. I hope it works out.

Anonymous said...

Alls I know is Thatcher shouldn't schedule anything on Fridays until 6, as I warned him earlier. But nooo ;).

Good idea, I guess.

But I shan't be there for a while.

Unless you reschedule it. Nudge nudge.

Don't worry, not THIS friday. But put me in for next week's session at 6 ;)

Kortney said...

Sounds like a good idea. This Friday I have work, so count me out, but I will be there for sure the next Friday. Excellent plan.

Jason said...

Dude. You're a big man. Your 34 on the ACT definetely beats my 30.

Polar Plunge. This Friday. 7 PM. Taylorsville High Swimming Pool. $2. So mayhaps I'll show up for awhile.