Studies....wow!

@hookfan (447)
April 5, 2007 3:04am CST
I am currently studying, distance education, and alot of my courses are done on tape, in Braille or in Large Print. I started a new course that I found a bit confusing but plowed through it anyway. When I submitted my answers to my teacher I thought 'oh boy I've failed for sure'. I received an email telling me I've gotten a B!!! Wow what a surprise! It means that I am smart after all (I'd been told through high school how stupid I was) and even though the course is tough/confusing I still did it :)
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@mummymo (23707)
5 Apr 07
Well done indeed to you hookfan! you are too hard on yourself and I am very pleased that you have proven this to yourself! The people who told you that you were stupid were ignorant and not very understanding people and I hope that you now realise just how wrong they were honey! xxx
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@hookfan (447)
5 Apr 07
Thanks mummymo :) I am very proud of myself as even this B does keep me in an 'A' average which is just brill :D Thanks for the reply xx
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Apr 07
You didn't mention the A average before did you? Well done again clever clogs! lol xxx
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@hookfan (447)
6 Apr 07
Oops sorry no I guess I didn't. I'm really not one to brag. I just enjoy doing my studies and really enjoyed learning Braille. It's helped me so much. Clever clogs? I don't feel like one, but I am proud of what I've achieved :) xxx
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Apr 07
My roomie was told by an idiot that blind people don't need math, that's what they have parents for. Don't you just wish you could go back & slap that ... with a lawsuit!
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@hookfan (447)
5 Apr 07
Oh yes, most definitely! I was taught math the wrong way and have had to be re-taught! I've learned with an abacus and find it quite easy to use. I also use a calculator and thanks to my job am able to do maths in my head too :) I wonder if that idiot realises that alot of blind people work in banks and are accountants too LOL xx
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@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
10 Aug 08
Also, that person probably did not know that there is the Nemeth Code in Braille, made specifically for science and math. I am nowhere near good enough in Braille to learn it yet, but I can hardly wait to learn it eventually!
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@weemam (13377)
5 Apr 07
well done you , brilliant news pal , You should be really proud of yourself with what you have achieved in your life , Go take that nice hubby of yours out for a nice meal , I think its brilliant that you don't let anything stand in your way , Ross is like that too and I am proud of both of you xxx
@hookfan (447)
6 Apr 07
Thanks pal! xxx Hubby and I are going out for a meal with friends after St Georges Day parade with the Scouts. We're busy getting ready for a Scout camp though first :) Should be fun :)
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@weemam (13377)
6 Apr 07
I hope you both had a great time pal , Have a good easter weekend xxxx
@hookfan (447)
7 Apr 07
Hi Pal, Thanks it should be good. Still not sure if I'm going or not. xxx You have a great Easter too!
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Wow, that's very good, Hookfan. You're probably more relaxed now that you are away fom high school. Keep up the good work. I did much better in college than what I did in high school. I was always too intimadated to ask questions. Especially in math classes.
@hookfan (447)
6 Apr 07
Most definitely more relaxed about studying and since I'm doing two courses and have one month to do a lesson in each I tend to work hard and do two lessons a month in each if I'm able :) I was intimidated in school as well, always very shy and never understood maths. Now that I've been taught in a way I can understand it helps enormously! I guess the teachers I had never took the time to find out the best way for me to learn and my current teachers are finding out the best way for me :)
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I am so happy to see another disabled person succeeding. I'm sorry I didn't see this discussion earlier. I have my own trouble with math, so I can relate (my high school math teacher told me I was stupid, too).
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
10 Aug 08
I am very proud of you! That is awesome! Keep up the good work! And, you are definitely not stupid!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 08
hookfan we are proud of you. You are not stupid and you are doing this in spite of a handicap so do give yourself a lotof credit so you are right to be grinning. Keep up the good work as we mylotters will root for you.