Well, it’s been an interesting school year. I’ve covered a ton of different subjects, from Oceanography to English, to Economics and Game Design, From Algebra to art history. It’s been a wild ride, but all rides must come to an end. I’ve completed my essay/research paper, and it will be at the bottom of this post, along with all sources. Be aware that it is mostly unedited, so things may not flow as well as they might otherwise. But hey, it was fun to write. I’m glad I did the research and learned about this stuff, because while it may not be practical knowledge, it was at least enjoyable knowledge.
So, yeah. This was an interesting year, my first and last time doing “proper” home school. I had a lot of control over my own education, and I think it worked out. I do believe that I’m smarter than I was at the start of the year, and have some more perspective on myself before I go to college.
This blog was fun, but all good things have to come to an end, right? So to everyone that read this blog, all 3 of you, good luck with your own learning, and I say, Farewell.
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Alright. It was pretty uneventful, worked on Algebra and my English paper, and unless some stuff outside of the usual stuff happens, I wont update this blog until I’m done my English paper.
First order of business today was Algebra. I learned about recursion and special sequences. For example, the Fibonacci sequence. You add the previous terms together to get the new term. For example, the sequence goes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on. The next term would be 34, 13 + 21.
Next up, English. Continued working on my essay.
I worked on my English paper today. There isn’t much more to say than that.
First order of business today was Algebra. I learned about infinite geometric series, basically where your multiplication is such that the total sum never reaches or exceeds a certain point.
Next, English. Continued on my essay.
I continued work on my English essay. I’ll publish the whole thing in time, and I don’t want to just put out individual paragraphs.
First order of business today was Algebra. I learned about geometric series, which are the sum of a certain number of terms in a geometric sequence. For example, 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 = 30.
Next up, English. Continued work on the essay.
First order of business today was Algebra. I learned about geometric sequences. Basically, a geometric sequence is a sequence in which each term after the first is found by multiplying the previous term by a constant called the common ratio. Pretty simple.
Next up, English. Finished reading the excerpts from Gilgamesh. I still think that it’s an interesting story, and I find the idea of only being able to live on in memory and fame kind of interesting from a philosophical perspective
English today, taking a short break to read some excerpts from the Epic of Gilgamesh. A really interesting story, in my opinion.
First order of business was Algebra. I learned about arithmetic series. A series is an indicated sum of the terms of a sequence. If a sequence went 5, 10, 15, 20, the series could be 5 + 10 + 15 + 20.
Next up, English. I figured out what I think is a good thesis statement.