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crisissuit3

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#1 9 years ago

Let me first start this thread off by saying that i will try not to complain, maybe a little, but not too much. This would probably be Pub worthy but then I dont think my personal life doesnt really fit in global issues etc. But what i want you to do first and tell me what was/is your high school like? Did you enjoy it? did you actually learn anything from it? did you even go? Ok after you tell what your high school was like let me tell you how switching from a school so small we shared grades 1-12 in one building and still had a lot of room. which means that i really learned because the school schedule was set up so each class was an hour and a half long. So I had plenty of time in each class to get to know the people in my class and really "connect" with the teacher, making learning a whole lot easier. i also took Honors history and LA which, as they say, prepares you for AP courses etc. Now what i liked most about my honors classes was that instead of "here's a worksheet, go do it" they taught us something and we would have to do reports, research, etc. and thats what i liked most, it was incredibly easy, but at the same time, i actually learned. Now at a new school, Its huge, both population size and building size. Here i share a rather large class with for only a 45 min classes. so I dont really get to meet anyone or connect with anyone. I might have a small chit chat with some person sitting next to me, but thats about it. This also means i really dont learn anything since its the old "do the worksheet to a repetetive grind" I dont really think, it's just copy and paste but with hand writing. This is why i enjoy the forums so much because I meet some intelligent people and I read topics that really get me thinking and express my own opinions. But my basic run down of courses are band- i play music and march so its not to bad. - American goverment: this one i feel as though im being teased because a lot of the stuff I learned in about 2 weeks in the 8th grade and most of it is the little details like who was there. LA: again its stuff i can already comprehend and not very challanging. We also do the whole "here's a sentence, look for grammer and spelling mistakes" Personal finance: well this class i probably would find intresting but really i dont do any work, seriously its the longest class (like 1:10) and we spend 45 minutes talking about... (i just sit there and read) anatomy: again another class i would probably really enjoy being in, but It feels as though we move a little slow since were about 6 weeks into school (maybe 7) and we just covered about 2 chapters and lab safety. computer programming: This class I enjoy a lot because i actually get to think. The class is all about problem solving and working as a team which i find fun and i do learn quite a bit. Algebra II: Well this class is rather unintresting do to the fact we're really covering thing everyone most likely covered in algebra I. Again im not really complaining. It may look like it but really, i want to compare what my High school is like to others.




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#2 9 years ago

Your school sounds like the typical cookie-cutter suburb and urban schools. Busy work in the form of worksheets and projects will be very common unless you take certain electives like your Computer Science course, and certain honors and AP courses. The last bit will depend on the type of course and what your specific school considers to be sufficient to prepare you.

The Honors English courses in my 9th and 10th grades were notoriously hard because of how much they forced people to remember minuscule things, but in 11th and 12th grade they were much more easier for people because it was more subjective. My World History Honors course was filled with lots of projects, and US History AP was filled with a lot of projects at my school. On the other hand, my European History AP course was a very enjoyable course because of our teacher.




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#3 9 years ago

I liked High School. During the actual time I didnt, but looking back on it, I liked it. Funnest time if your life is right. I had high grades, didnt ditch or stupid shit.




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#4 9 years ago

I went to school for the last two years of the time people would usually spend in school in order to take the relevant exams. Didn't really learn anything, had a couple of hours of lessons a day so I wasted a lot of time sitting around between lessons. They called it free study time but I can't think of anyone who'd actually have got away with studying in it, there was this one room they crammed you in when you were out of lessons. It really read as, 'We don't have anything to do with you now but the admin nonsense requires you to be in school.' I managed to negotiate an arrangement whereby we didn't have to turn up if we didn't have lessons for the second year though so that was alright.

Apart from the fact that exams are incredibly expensive to take if you don't go to school it was almost entirely a waste of time. Didn't like very many of the people, didn't learn anything worth knowing.




Junk angel

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#5 9 years ago

Well our high school system is quite different from yours. First - you don't see different people for each lesson, instead have the same class throughout your studies. So it's somewhat hard not to connect with people you see for four years on and off. Secondly - middle schools here have focuses. Instead of having a choice between all classes on a middle school, you have a choice between middle schools. Go to a prep school, or go to a chemical lyceum or perhaps an economical focused one etc etc.

Unis on the other hand, are again divided by faculties. But instead of having the same people all the time, you get to pick the times of the classes yourself. Though to be honest, most unis arrange year 1 students into so called circles and they tend to go from class to class together. Not mine though. You get to know most people before tests and during lectures.




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#6 9 years ago

Pretty good grades, not so good police record, not so good liver.

Fuck it man. Everything you do is meant to be and is exactly what you want to do whether you like it or not in a later stage of your life.




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#7 9 years ago

Schools a bitch




NiteStryker

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#8 9 years ago
Dr. Awesome;5015939Schools a bitch

But the girls......oh dear god the girls......




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#9 9 years ago

I really should have taken AP English this year. I knew I could of aced that shit.




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#10 9 years ago

Senior year for me.... I don't like High School really.... I have tons of friends.... and the work isn't too hard for me... I just dislike it.

I've been doing all honors courses since Freshmen year because I was required in the program I was enrolled in. I took my first AP class last year: Economics. Basic stuff. Now I'm in 4 AP classes, all of which I like: AP Literature, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology and AP Statistics.

And the girls are one of the reasons I hate highschool.... buncha shallow broads with not sense or taste in men. So I say F'ck em.