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If Schools Actually Taught Us Something We Wouldn't Get Homework
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True story.

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False.

While I agree that in most cases homework is obsolete, some of the.. less brighter students might actually benefit of it. This, of course, is entirely reliant on the course.
Also, whether or not school teaches you anything is irrelevant, homework can be handed out in both cases. Sadly, not all schools- assuming that at least one has -have realised that it would be far easier for students to focus on relevant details, if they were not continuously distracted by streams of extraneous data.
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(07-11-2013 04:33 AM)BadCode Wrote:  True.

While I agree that in most cases homework is obsolete, some of the.. less brighter students might actually benefit of it. This, of course, is entirely reliant on the course.
Also, whether or not school teaches you anything is irrelevant, homework can be handed out in both cases. Sadly, not all schools- assuming that at least one has -have realised that it would be far easier for students to focus on relevant details, if they were not continuously distracted by streams of extraneous data.
Sir, if we actually fully learned a subject, homework would be not be needed considering the student fully understands said subject.

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Sir, if we actually fully learned a subject, homework would be not be needed considering the student fully understands said subject.
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Hm, changing your words a bit, aren't you? If schools actually taught us something, we wouldn't get homework, is what I was replying to. This is not the same as: Sir, if we actually fully learned a subject, homework would be not be needed .

The difference lies in the use of the words 'get' and 'need', which do not have the same meaning, in case you weren't aware.
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I require whoever replies to agree.

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i'm replying and i don't agree. what u gona do bro??

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no offense but "I require whoever replies to agree" is the most pathetic and retarded thread post i've ever seen.

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(07-11-2013 09:48 PM)Potato Wrote:  no offense but "I require whoever replies to agree" is the most pathetic and retarded thread post i've ever seen.
Why is everyone on this thread a faggot?
Go be fags on the Frag Arena.

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Am I the only one who understood what Eintity meant just by reading the subject line?

Seems unnecessary to go all grammar nazi over a couple of word choices.

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^wow soul, what is it about "I require whoever replies to agree" that made you find it deserving of a thank? is it the arrogance of making rules that he can't enforce or the shameless close-mindedness towards anyone who doesn't agree with him?

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Quote:Am I the only one who understood what Eintity meant just by reading the subject line?

no, it's very simple and easy to understand. here's a complete translation: "hurr. i don't like homework. hhuuuur"

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Quote:^wow soul, what is it about "I require whoever replies to agree" that made you find it deserving of a thank? is it the arrogance of making rules that he can't enforce or the shameless close-mindedness towards anyone who doesn't agree with him?
I found it amusing.

Quote:no, it's very simple and easy to understand. here's a complete translation: "hurr. i don't like homework. hhuuuur"
lol hurrrr i dunno how to reeed lol durrrr

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Quote:lol hurrrr i dunno how to reeed lol durrrr
sucks for you. hurhurrr

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(07-12-2013 12:24 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I the only one who understood what Eintity meant just by reading the subject line?

Seems unnecessary to go all grammar nazi over a couple of word choices.
I'm just going to replace this on the table and leave it there. *pushes it closer* There.

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ACHTUNG! VATZ GOING UN HEIR? DAS FUHRER ORDERZ YOUVALL TO SIEG HEIL GRAMATICA OR BE EXECUTED. SCHNELL!

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I do find it amazing that 7 hours or whatever it is isn't considered enough. Parents complain when there isn't enough homework because they want something that'll shut the kids up and free up the TV.

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All honesty, homework was never a problem for me...when I actually bothered to do it.

1-I finish work fast...any work. I always finished my tests 5-15 minutes before anyone else. My homework took have the time. Hell, I did a report in 5 hours AND got the highest grade on it(A report with a 2 week deadline and a 600 page book ).

2-Homework for classes I lost interest in thanks to the teacher(Math was the only one, and I stopped caring for it in 10th grade), I set up something with my group of friends. One kid would do all the math work, who was the "best" according to the teacher but also in my group of best friends(my best friends were all the males of the class who I've been with for some years, seeing that our class was pretty small), and I'd supply homework answers in return for his math work(like our history or science classes). It was good enough to get me through the year with a B(between B- and B+) by the end of the year in pre-calculus.

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