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The Don’t-Call-on-Me Syndrome

Chaiky Berger

Every now and then I contract the Don’t-Call-On-Me Syndrome. This doesn’t occur often, but when it does it seriously spoils my school life. Let me start from the beginning …

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

raised handI have two lives, get it? I experience Life Two after Life One every day. It is as if I am a two-section notebook, with one part of me open during school hours, and then closed when the other part of me is operating after-school hours.

After-school life includes mostly me. Me includes family, friends, and of course my important self. The rash streak I possess demands that as soon as my after-school life begins, I focus on everything but school. School is okay, but keep that word between school walls, if you please.

Using the SMARTY P.A.N.T.S. Method (SMART You = Paraphrase, Answer, Nod, Target, Singular) I excel in school, using my school hours only. The SMARTY P.A.N.T.S. Method is a method that helps students appear and even become smarter.

 

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