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Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story
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Re: Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story

Memento Mori Wrote:No. I do value education- and school has screwed it up.

Kids now believe education is about boredom, having subjects that don't interest you shoved down your throat, etc.

http://www.school-survival.net/articles ... boring.php
http://www.school-survival.net/about/anti-school.php

I could learn about anything I want to right now. I've searched many subjects up on google in my free time. I've read books in school and I was stopped so the teachers could "teach" us.

Seirously my friend, I completely agree with everything you are saying. Completely. Please don't mistake my sentiment for praising high school. High school is utter shit in this country.

I just want people to know college is DIFFERENT.

And the one thing which I really did want to point out that I have for sure learned along the way is that, you honestly will never truly know a subject in depth studying it on your own as you will if you formally learn it in college. I swear to this. Well, maybe this does depend on the subject. But at least in my field, I don't see it possible to learn on your own the things I have learned by having the pressure to study around the clock. Maybe the one in a million person can do it

What you should take from you high school shit experiences, is that you CAN and SHOULD think on your own. In my undergrad, I will be honest in saying I rarely, if ever attended class. I never listened to the "class outlines" they had planned out for me and I took whatever the hell I wanted because I was interested in a lot of subjects. I didn't do the typical college thing and because of that my college experience was great. For the most part, I read the text books and taught myself. But this is a different kind of teaching yourslef because regardless of my view, I knew I still had to accomplish things on certain deadlines. I had a GPA to keep and so I had a huge pressure and that is what got me to truly teach those things to myself.

So I just think its wonderful you all are feeling this way, but I'm just saying, you can channel this thinking into higher education and do phenomenally well, far better than those who are brainwashed by the K-12 system do!

I am starting to think I completely misrepresented myself in my initial post...
01-31-2010 12:25 PM
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Re: Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story - flea77 - 01-31-2010 12:25 PM

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