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What's positive about your schools?
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Post: #31
RE: What's positive about your schools?

My math teacher is very good at teaching and my engrish teacher is very liberal and I have an awesome science teacher.
01-19-2012 11:45 AM
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RE: What's positive about your schools?

I can leave any class whenever I feel like it, no reason needed.

Instructors usually let us leave earlier than class ends if we get everything done before then. Classes are about three hours long each, but when you have a good teacher or are working on something you actually want to work on, it goes by fast enough.

I can actually purchase real food from different vendors.

I can take classes that I'm interested in/feel that I'll actually benefit from.

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01-23-2012 07:31 PM
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RE: What's positive about your schools?

My newspaper/symposium teacher is pretty legit. You see him as a real person trying to do his job, not as a teacher. He never goes on power trips like most teachers and doesn't think he owns you/is better than you.

Also my chemistry class isn't too bad at the moment, we're doing this molecule building project which is way better than listening to my chem teacher drone on and on and make an ass of himself.

Beyond that, there isn't much else to love.
01-24-2012 01:23 AM
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RE: What's positive about your schools?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing at all.
01-24-2012 11:43 AM
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