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4 Ways High School Makes You Hate Reading
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4 Ways High School Makes You Hate Reading

Yes, I know how the site is going downhill and no one wants to read anything from it, but this article in general pertains to this site and is pretty good.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-ways-high-...te-reading

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10-03-2012 02:12 AM
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once again i can't view something on my laptop during skool...atleast it's only because they don't want us to watch videos during skool (the funny thing is though, we can get on youtube no problem, just can't watch videos...not even at home)

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Watch it at home.

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Almost every book I've read at school, (with the exception of Dr.Seuss and Lord of the Flies) I've absolutely hated.
I'm an avid reader at home, but when the book of choice is Romeo and Juliet or some other cliche "recommended read" I become illiterate.

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10-03-2012 04:28 AM
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http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/...nker_sucks
10-03-2012 05:38 AM
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I love cracked.com! They awesome!
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Quote:There might be excessive exposition, laughable imagery, characters intended to be sympathetic who are grating or characters intended to be grating who are so grating that you can't pay attention to the story (Holden Caulfield).
THANK GOODNESS I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT THAT

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I agree. I liked reading when I was younger, and it was geronimo stilton or something good. I began hateing it later. At my school we have to read "to kill a mockingbird" and I hate it. It sucks ass.
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Does your school have Witch and Wizard? It's really good.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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10-07-2012 12:54 AM
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Because the enjoyment of the book is rather like a frog. It tends to die in the dissection.

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stupid article
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Our school has a "reader of the month" award, for a student from each grade who "reads" the most books. It's more like the student who takes the most reading test online.

I abhor tests on my leisure reading. Though I'd probably be "reader of this year and beyond", I refuse to take those absurd tests. Not to mention they don't really have the tests for my books(Yep. No reading test for my Introduction to Nuclear Physics).

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Well, yes, there's that too.

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stupid article
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