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Danielle
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9/30/2008 2:50:27 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 9/30/2008 1:36:14 PM, s0m31john wrote:
I never let school get in the way of my education.

Thank you, Mark Twain.

Anyway I personally love love love Rutgers :)
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9/30/2008 11:16:20 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I think school is not right for some people and that doesnt make them idiots which is a pretty ignorant thing to say. Some people are just wired to learn in a diffrent manner then a controlled classroom setting.
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10/1/2008 6:49:06 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 9/30/2008 1:36:14 PM, s0m31john wrote:
I never let school get in the way of my education.

LMAO! I learn more on debate.org than I do at school to be completely honest.
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10/1/2008 9:57:56 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 9/30/2008 11:16:20 PM, lodikings wrote:
I think school is not right for some people and that doesnt make them idiots which is a pretty ignorant thing to say. Some people are just wired to learn in a diffrent manner then a controlled classroom setting.

Excuses excuses, High School is so easy all you have to do is show up. If you can't get through that I don't care what learning style you have, you fail.
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10/6/2008 8:11:01 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
School does not suck. Its just a little to much sometimes. If schools hanged a little loser or weren't sooooooooo strict and teachers actually had a heart I bet there would be less dropouts.
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10/6/2008 8:15:36 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 9/30/2008 5:02:43 AM, PoeJoe wrote:
What do you think?

I don't think it does. It separates the idiots from the smart people in a highly competitive world.

I agree but no one is really an idiot. Everyone has some knowledge. IT could just be tieing a shoe or knowing how to read it could even be how to turn on a TV. I think everybody knows something, if not alot.
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10/6/2008 8:27:49 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/6/2008 8:11:01 PM, debatergirl205 wrote:
If schools hanged a little loser .... I bet there would be less dropouts.

wait a min... why does he have to be little?
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10/10/2008 2:27:11 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
It really depends on what type of learning you do. Middle school and highschool seemed to be a gigantic waste of time. Learning really only took place in certain lecture-style AP classes.

I say, teach nothing but mathematics and english in middle school. When highschool rolls around, format it just like college, lecture style where you learn from the book and not from being spoonfed by teachers.
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10/10/2008 2:30:30 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Oh, and just to be clear, I essentially mean that middle school years should be cut and added to highschool years. Elementary school would be elementary school, middle school would be a year or so of "transitional" classes, highschool would be 5 years of college style learning.

Undergraduate courses in the future could theoretically become what we see as graduate courses now.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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10/10/2008 2:43:44 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 9/30/2008 8:42:42 AM, Logical-Master wrote:
It doesn't suck but it can be a pain in the posterior from time to time.

So, it does not suck, but, it performs a similar act in a different orifice? :D

The present school system sucks, because it is enshrined inefficiency piled upon theft and forced into attendance.

A good school system (fully private) however...
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10/10/2008 4:53:28 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
The only bad thing about school is too much homework.

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10/10/2008 5:13:14 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/10/2008 2:58:49 PM, gahbage wrote:
The only bad thing about school is homework.

I miss homework SO badly. In Highschool and Middle school, I really took homework for granted. Instead, your grade for a college course is defined 50% midterm and 50% final, and having about 6 classes to study for, as well as a lot more freedom and no parental guidance = fast road to failure.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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10/10/2008 5:19:02 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
High School is such a waste of time.

I spend 7 hours a day in school, when I could probably lean everything they're teaching in 3 to 4 hours a day.

Stop coddling the stupid people.
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10/11/2008 2:20:57 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/10/2008 5:19:02 PM, s0m31john wrote:
High School is such a waste of time.

I spend 7 hours a day in school, when I could probably lean everything they're teaching in 3 to 4 hours a day.

Stop coddling the stupid people.

Agreed. My Chemistry teacher spent over a week on the metric system. THE METRIC SYSTEM! I learned that in 3rd grade!
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10/12/2008 11:30:52 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/10/2008 5:13:14 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 10/10/2008 2:58:49 PM, gahbage wrote:
The only bad thing about school is homework.

I miss homework SO badly. In Highschool and Middle school, I really took homework for granted. Instead, your grade for a college course is defined 50% midterm and 50% final, and having about 6 classes to study for, as well as a lot more freedom and no parental guidance = fast road to failure.

Homework was the sole reason I failed a year of English in high school. If school was only tests, I would get all A's.
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10/13/2008 8:47:41 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Haha, last half of the year for highschool when I found out that colleges didn't care what you got, and I was already accepted to where I am now I did absolutely no homework.
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10/13/2008 4:20:58 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
i wish we can like, excuse ourselves for attending school from time to time...

forcing everyone to go to school every single day is kinda harsh xD
To be or not to be... what kind of question is that?
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10/13/2008 4:32:04 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Yes yes, you're all complaining about being spoon-fed now, but once you get into college, you'll be sorry >.>

College has half the class time of highschool but we cover twice as much material at a higher level of difficulty. If you factor in the study time required to know your stuff, it's basically the same.

I'd rather have teachers coddle and spoonfeed me and give me 5 tests a semester as opposed to 2 in exchange for the imaginary free time of being a college student...
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
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10/28/2008 1:28:46 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
But when you're in college, you'll be taking subjects that you're majoring in. So you don't have to take your worst subject, right? That way, college may seem a little easier.
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10/28/2008 4:01:27 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/12/2008 11:30:52 PM, beem0r wrote:
At 10/10/2008 5:13:14 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 10/10/2008 2:58:49 PM, gahbage wrote:
The only bad thing about school is homework.

Homework was the sole reason I failed a year of English in high school. If school was only tests, I would get all A's.

Exactly.
That's me to a T.
I hate homework and am totally disorganized.
I never do homework, and still manage 90s and 100s on test.

But I just like school for the social scene.
Otherwise... yes it would suck.
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12/31/2008 5:58:51 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
School gives me a social gain.
School gives me an educational gain.
I don't think school is that bad.
I just hate the hours.
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12/31/2008 6:54:11 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/10/2008 5:13:14 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 10/10/2008 2:58:49 PM, gahbage wrote:
The only bad thing about school is homework.

I miss homework SO badly. In Highschool and Middle school, I really took homework for granted. Instead, your grade for a college course is defined 50% midterm and 50% final, and having about 6 classes to study for, as well as a lot more freedom and no parental guidance = fast road to failure.

You take 6 classes at a college?

3 5-credit classes is plenty for full time... though granted, in my experience so far, those do give homework for some reason 0_0.
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1/27/2009 5:23:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
If all my grades were just mid-terms and finals, I'd ace everything. I never take classes seriously because they never really challenge me. Any HW I get just seems like tedious stuff that I don't need, so I end up rarely doing a very good job on it; my grades tend to be average until the exams, on which I do very well.
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