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hello folks, I am from a little town of mainland china,I quit school when I was 17 because I was ill.now I stay at my home with my computer to connect with others,I uesd to work in McDonald ,but it's too hard for myself then I drop it .I don't know what emotion I really have about school,I don't really like it ,but also I don't really hate it .I watched a movie named Detachment ,it was talked about the student and teacher‘s relationship ,but I don’t really like the movie ,I find it overreacted.I also watched a movie named 3 idiots ,it was more interesting than Detachment ,but I also doubt rancho ’s method of teaching ,it makes me remind of the Brave New World ,it make me question that if people have too much freedom,what will be like next?Anyway talk about myself,I have a good time when I was in primary school,me and my friends spent 6 years studied together ,some of them are still my best friends .In china ,primary school is 6 years ,middle is 3 years ,high school is 3 years.I find most difficult and horrible time was during the middle school,in primary school most of us were kids talking about Harry Potter ,in high school most of us were mature enough to handle things ,but in middle school ,when students were 12-15,students were like a mixture between kids and teenagers ,we became more sentimental ,easily annoyed,some of them wanted to do hipster things to look more cool,and the relationship between teachers and students were bad,I don't like middle school 's teacher from my deep of my heart.Anyway ,in china we have to pass loads of exams,especially in high school ,we have to study chinese 150,english 150,math 150,the numbers are scores we get ,we don't have a ,b,c to judge , then you can choose subject to study ,the students are divided into two groups,one study physics chemistry and biology,another study Geography history and politics ,then you have to pass the final exam to go to college.I think that is all I am talk about ,I hope your guys can forgive my chinese english,viva la school survival forums!
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Welcome! Smile

We don't often get people from China here.

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Welcome to School Survival!

I'm DoA - I dream of becoming a psychologist.

You've read Brave New World? What did you think of it?

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Hey! It's great to see a user from China!

Is the government requiring you to go back to school? If so, are there any tests you can take that would exclude you from it? We have a test called the GED in North America (as well as variants such as the CHSPE in California) which basically lets you get out of school if you pass it.

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(07-21-2014 02:24 AM)DoA Wrote:  Welcome to School Survival!

I'm DoA - I dream of becoming a psychologist.

You've read Brave New World? What did you think of it?

I think it is opposite to 1984,we don't have the limitation of books anymore, but we have too much information and stress so that we can't relax and read a whole book.

(07-21-2014 05:07 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hey! It's great to see a user from China!

Is the government requiring you to go back to school? If so, are there any tests you can take that would exclude you from it? We have a test called the GED in North America (as well as variants such as the CHSPE in California) which basically lets you get out of school if you pass it.

no,we don't have GED ,students can quit school when they are 15 or older,but we have a very important exam called college entrance examination,if you get grades in college entrance examination,you can choose college and subject to study.This exam don't have age limitation,if you are 80 you still can take the exam if you want,me myself ,if I don't want to work in McDonald anymore,I can still have a chance to take the exam and go to college to study.
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Oh wow, so China is actually rather progressive when it comes to dropping out and college. Never knew.

Also, I'll admit, for someone from China, you're pretty good with English.

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Quote:no,we don't have GED ,students can quit school when they are 15 or older,but we have a very important exam called college entrance examination,if you get grades in college entrance examination,you can choose college and subject to study.This exam don't have age limitation,if you are 80 you still can take the exam if you want
That's actually not a bad way of doing it... I wouldn't have guessed China would be that sensible.

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if they took over the world... Scratchchin

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