GPA/Urinating--Submitted, thanks for help.

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GPA/Urinating--Submitted, thanks for help.

Postby Irrelephant » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:43 am

Is it foolish to submit two addendums? I just want to know if these shed some light on my situation of if it seems like I'm making excuses

GPA Addendum
A few weeks after starting college I received a life changing phone call from my mother. She spoke calmly yet sobbed as she explained to me that she had been diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid a week before. Over the next two quarters, my performance in school suffered dramatically as I grieved and traveled back and forth between school and my home in order to fulfill the family obligations which stemmed from this diagnosis. As a result, I requested to be dropped from my classes but was only granted a late withdrawal for one course. My mother returned to better health as she beat cancer during the spring quarter of my freshmen year. At this point, I was finally able to devote my focus towards school, and my GPA for the quarters that followed is a better indicator of my aptitude as a student.

Urinating in Public Addendum
In 2008, I was written a citation for urinating in public. I have no excuse for my conduct and will instead outline the facts regarding this event. In August, I returned home from school in order to visit with family and friends. After spending the day with family, I received a call from a friend who stated that he had just arrived back in town after living in Florida for almost a year. A friend and I drove over to his house to pick him up and waited in the car while he made his way outside. After waiting for around twenty minutes, I realized that I had to use the restroom immediately. I could of either entered my friend's house who was owned and inhabited by his mother who was being sued by my father, or I could urinate outside in a remote area with no street lights. Unfortunately, I decided to avoid the possible confrontation with my friend's parents and opted to urinate outside in a bush. This event resulted in an infraction as urinating in public is a violation of California state law.
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Postby TheTopBloke » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:43 am

LOL! Thanks for sharing. I think they are very well written. A urination addendum, that's a first. I commend you on your leadership!

If I were you I'd separate the two, or lead in with the urination, and finish with the GPA.

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Postby Irrelephant » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:49 am

They're separate. There was a urinating one before but he was drunk and peed in a school elevator.

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Postby deadatheist » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:50 am

TheTopBloke wrote: A urination addendum, that's a first.


not really
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=97638&start=25

i think between jokes in here there's actual advice. i'd scrap pretty much all the "Facts" you mention in the 2nd... like the friend who'd been away nearly a year (maybe it's just me, but i think...so what?)

gl

also... dont' say "could of" in an addendum
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Postby PDaddy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:50 am

I know you are just..."pissed" that you even have to write about it. lol. But you did a good job.

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Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:52 am

Why does everyone write "could of"??? It's could HAVE!!!

And this is funny by the way (the peeing infraction, lol)...

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Postby EzraStiles » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:54 am

These are excellent addendums! Terse, to the point, and not filled with self-pity.

I would recommend cutting "After spending the day with family, I received a call from a friend who stated that he had just arrived back in town after living in Florida for almost a year. A friend and I drove over to his house to pick him up and waited in the car while he made his way outside." as it attempts to tell a full story that I don't think is necessary. Overall though, I like these more than the majority of excuse-filled addenda here on TLS.

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Postby TheTopBloke » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:54 am

Agreed, could have, not could of. The story was just so compelling, so riveting, I didn't even catch it.

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Postby Irrelephant » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:07 am

"could of"

wow...

I've had a long day.

Thanks for the feedback.. And yes I'm very "pissed" I had to write this.

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Postby Scrutinizer » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:33 am

Just in case your eyes glaze over and you miss this while you're editing:

Irrelephant wrote: ........ my friend's house [strike]who[/strike] which was owned and inhabited by his mother who was being sued by my father

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Re: GPA/Urinating--Submitted, thanks for help.

Postby beef wellington » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 am

Why were you only allowed to withdraw from one course? Were your other teachers really that dickish?



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