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21 Classes We Wish We Could Force People to Take
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I love this, multiple LOLs were had.
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#11 very important
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21 Classes We Wish We Could Force People to Take

I have a few classes I'd like people to take. CRAM. Actually, just CRM. Communication, Research and Maths. Maths... All I want them to do is budget, whether that's with time or money and just...be functionally numerate. Communication is being functionally literate and such, and knowing how to socialise properly (respect, responsibilities and rights are a big part of this). Research is just figuring out if sources are reliable and valid or not. Teach them those and they have access to whatever they wish to learn.

Ad hominem is covered under communication, too. It's not nice to call people names and it doesn't make you right, either.

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stupid article
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Force people to take a class that encourages them to be the biggest jerk on earth. Make this class as obnoxious and boring as possible.

Then, by reverse psychology, these people will strive to be the opposite.

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FIRST

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RE: 21 Classes We Wish We Could Force People to Take

(01-24-2013 09:27 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Force people to take a class that encourages them to be the biggest jerk on earth. Make this class as obnoxious and boring as possible.

Then, by reverse psychology, these people will strive to be the opposite.

Any ideas for this class?

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