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No Trust me the asians kill thier students with Homework and extra curriculars, its like they are trying to get the Chess Grandmaster Nuclear Physisist, Well read Futbol Letterman all in one, who happens to be a concert piannist
Nah I know like 5 kids in IB, they all think it's a joke too. It actually sounds pretty sweet, I only have 3 classes that could give me homework, and I get two days to do it! If I wasn't so scared of all the shady people at that school (because IB is ALWAYS at bad schools), I might have gone there.
listen I have a block schedual, and I swear my teachers are evil, I had one who decided for the first test this year to give us 250 question test on the summer reading (sad part is it wasn't even English) that had to be done in 90 minutes, I was done in 45 and I hadn't even read the book or spark noted it, and I made like a 90 or some crap like that, then my Chem teacher tried to blow my hand off (Ca + H20 = Ca02 +H2, H2 + fire = Boom) however I left the boom out of my mind and well that didn't work out to well.
Yeah but you only have 3 classes a day, I have 8.
It sucks to a degree, like instead of 30 or fourty math thingamajigs to do a night we have 90 or so and instead of just barely finishing a book a quarter, try 5 or 6, the only good thing is history we actually got somewhere, like try Teddy Roosavelt somewhere
So... you're saying you had a 250 question test written in a language that's, I'm assuming, other than your native tongue, and over material that you hadn't read or studied. You say you finished this test in half the allotted time and made an A.
You use this experience to support the idea that your teacher is evil / your classes are hard? Because it seems to illustrate the exact opposite.
yeah but you have two days to do it, you have 6 classes, but 3 a day. I gotta do 8 every day, so I could have 8 classes of homework to do, due the next day. You got it easy buddy.
well considering my teacher gave most of the class an extra 90 minute session because I was the only won finished after the first day and I was the only one who made an A I was quite happy. any way I meant the class, it was in English thankfully. but the class was some crap like Pshyc or something
Well, it should be obvious that the number of classes doesn't matter much, it's how hard they are. 1 class can be harder than 5 combined classes.
Besides, it shouldn't be about what material you have to know for a test and what letter grade you get. It's about how much you can learn. Not cram and forget a month later, but actually learn. If the class is easy, you can do extra on the side. That's what makes you a successful student.
Well, again, if the only one who made an A didn't read the material the test was over, that says more about the other students than the difficulty of the class.
I agree, but did you see what my chem teacher did
I think we can all agree High School is pointless. I'm never going to use biology and chemistry and physics and world history and us history and economics and trigonometry and statistics and algebra and calculus and geometry and us government and latin and enviornmental science all in one job. After Middle school it'd be better to just go off to college, after middle school you know most necessary topics, you can read well and can do most math (at least what is required on a day-to-day basis). That's probably why America sucks at education.
lol I'm not in IB, apparently jetfighter is... I just go to a good public school.
actually if you do anything other than work fast food joints/ cashcier you will need at least Algebra, To you know, do your TAXES. but US history is fun, world history prevents us from going Nuclear, literally, and a few others which I won't go into yet
I wish the HS culture wasn't "brag about how little I can get away with / complain about having to work in my classes" I know this isn't everywhere, but just from general cultureal knoweldge I'm assuming it's the majority of high schools (united states).
Although I understand that school is forced on kids, they don't necessarily want to be there in the first place.
Heard somewhere that some asian-american culture is just as the parent goes to work and works hard to support the family, the child goes to school and works hard to benefit the family too... it's like their job and they take it seriously. This is much more admirable.
ouch in the US they practicaly Haze interns in the med field. I am looking to do chem engineering
nah lets keep this friendly and let the arguments die. music anyone, or their favorite famous game
mine is the Byrne Fischer 1963 US. Champion ship 0-1 23 moves or something like that.
my second favorite game from that one is Fischer Evans 1963 US championship 1-0
OK, lets make things clear: Only an idiot would claim that this "opening" is OK for White.
But fortunately enough, they are plenty of them available.
well i guess parham must be a fool, are you sure
Bernard Parham is a chess master.
Ok so lets get some facts out there
Banard Parham is currently rated 2000 and hasnt been rated 2200+ since 1994, he had a 2 year stint as a 2200 player from 92-94 . He was clearly a very talented tactician back in the day but the only reason he is maintaining a rating now is due to a fixed rating floor of 2000. For the last 10+ years his tournament history shows him frequently dropping games to Class C players and struggling against equal or stronger opposition. Clearly his name attached to this idea is just maintaining his fame. His approach just makes him marketable to those players looking for a secret way to win and not the validity of it.
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