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I just got some bull from the district high school a few days ago and look what they sent me:

Quote:Welcome to Advanced English One! To be in an advanced course, you are required to complete a short reading assignment over the summer and bring an essay with you on the first full day of class (September 8th). There will also be a short comprehension test over the reading on the first day. The assignments are explained below.

READING ASSIGNMENT:
Read a short story about the the Greek Hero, Theseus.



ESSAY ASSIGNMENT:
In a well structured, five paragraph essay, explain three ways that Theseus is a hero.

Your essay should be typed, double spaced, in 12 point font. Please pay particular attention to correct grammar and spelling. Make sure to demonstrate your understanding of the five paragraph essay format by including an introduction with a thesis, three body paragraphs with supporting details, and a conclusion with a restated thesis.

COMPREHENSION TEST:
On the first full day of school (September 8th) in your Advanced English One class you will take a short comprehension test over the summer reading. This test will measure your ability to understand basic literature elements, themes, and vocabulary.

What. The. Fuck. Good thing there's a chance that I'm not going to that school next year because this is just plain stupid. A huge ass reading assignment and a test on the first day? I don't even understand why they would even bother, because what kid does homework over the summer?

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Yeah, fuck them. School is evil enough. It needs to butt the fuck out of your personal time.

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School wont rest until they take every ounce of creativity out of everything, will they?

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That sounds so fucking boring. I thought greek gods were pretty fucking awesome until we started reading shit about them in english. You read the story and then you break down how he was a hero, analyze the different ways the author used some obscure poetic element that nobody gives a shit about. It RUINS literature. Why the fuck cant I just read a book? Why do I have to painfully break it apart to better understand it when I already fucking understand it. Even just writing an essay on what the book was about would be better than that rubbish.
Or *Gasp* being able to choose your own book! There was this book we had to read for english honors. Some cheap ass story called "things fall apart" by some crackpot author from africa. It was about some shitty third world village in africa. Thats about all I got from it because I only read the first 4 pages before I got fed up with it and just didn't read it.
We had assignments in our work book each day that you were supposed to do as you read the book. It assumed you read a chapter every 2 days or something like that and gave you assignments that correlated with the book. I just wrote down some guesses or copied someone else apparently the guy kills himself at the end but the point is I didn't even read the book and I still got an A. What dose that say about this shitty system. I mean sure I copied work sometimes but I still aced the final essay. All of this is just so fucking pointless....!
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Oh man I hate when you have to study a book over and over and over. The book is bad enough, But lets BEAT IT TO DEATH. Oh my god why do we need to analyze every fucking chapter. And when were reading in class stop every 2 minutes to discuss "the meaning" of what the character just said. And by the end of the book explore several deep meanings of it. Maybe there is no meaning for once. Maybe some guy wrote the story to be entertaining not a fucking life changing lesson!

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I had to read two books over the summer: Pride & Prejudice and Their Eyes Were Watching God. I now hate those two books. I might have liked P&P if I didn't have to read it and do the assignment. We had to make note cards so we could study them for the AP Exam. I probably wrote over a hundred note cards in all, as detailed as I could make them, and used some web resources to help, but I still failed by several points. I hated that class. I should've just taken a regular college prep lit class. I might would have been bored, but at least I wouldn't have been in mental anguish.
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Pride & Prejudice is pretty good. You should read pride prejudice and zombies. It's a pretty good book. Might help get that sour taste out of your mouth that the class left.
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I read alot, And I could not finish the pride prejudice and zombies. It was just so boring. I can only imagine how horribly boring that book would be without zombies.

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to be totally honest I was kinda meh about the original. I like the zombies one though. Much better Biggrin
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Thought Criminal Wrote:to be totally honest I was kinda meh about the original. I like the zombies one though. Much better Biggrin
This. I just not a heavy reader, I love light reading, but even with an epic Lexile, I still have to read Pride and Prejudice five times before I get it. I just can't pay attention to anything for too long.

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I was reading at a college level in 6th grade
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Thought Criminal Wrote:I was reading at a college level in 6th grade
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The Desert Fox Wrote:
Thought Criminal Wrote:I was reading at a college level in 6th grade
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lol. They gave us tests in 6th and 7th grade to guage our reading comprehension level or whatever. Who cares. Doing well on their tests is irrelevant.

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Prince Rilian Wrote:
The Desert Fox Wrote:
Thought Criminal Wrote:I was reading at a college level in 6th grade
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lol. They gave us tests in 6th and 7th grade to guage our reading comprehension level or whatever. Who cares. Doing well on their tests is irrelevant.
Except when everyone else in your class reads at a 5th grade level. LOL
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Prince Rilian Wrote:
The Desert Fox Wrote:This
lol. They gave us tests in 6th and 7th grade to guage our reading comprehension level or whatever. Who cares. Doing well on their tests is irrelevant.
Except when everyone else in your class reads at a 5th grade level. LOL
I don't care. I have no pride in my scores. My classmates who were 4 "grade levels" behind in math and reading aren't to blame themselves. School is retarded. A few people are lucky not to be permanently damaged by it.

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i had to do summer reading last year. we were supposed to do a project but since more then half of the kids in my class didn't read anything we went to the library for a whole class period to get books which our teacher gave us every friday class period to read in class. we ended up doing the essay in the second marking period
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Prince Rilian Wrote:I don't care. I have no pride in my scores. My classmates who were 4 "grade levels" behind in math and reading aren't to blame themselves. School is retarded. A few people are lucky not to be permanently damaged by it.
I'm not proud of my scores. I don't give a fuck about my scores. I'm proud of my ability to read. Scores put aside I can still read better than they can.
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Thought Criminal Wrote:
Prince Rilian Wrote:I don't care. I have no pride in my scores. My classmates who were 4 "grade levels" behind in math and reading aren't to blame themselves. School is retarded. A few people are lucky not to be permanently damaged by it.
I'm not proud of my scores. I don't give a fuck about my scores. I'm proud of my ability to read. Scores put aside I can still read better than they can.
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Thought Criminal Wrote:
Prince Rilian Wrote:I don't care. I have no pride in my scores. My classmates who were 4 "grade levels" behind in math and reading aren't to blame themselves. School is retarded. A few people are lucky not to be permanently damaged by it.
I'm not proud of my scores. I don't give a fuck about my scores. I'm proud of my ability to read. Scores put aside I can still read better than they can.
Better than your classmates? Like I said, I don't think they are to blame for it themselves. They are victims of schooling.

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Not saying they aren't just making a point.
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