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Now really... Why do I need to write an exam on 3 units of Shakespeare? I really don’t see any sense in it. Can I get a valid reason to why we need to learn pointless shit like this?

I mean, when is the last time you were walking down the street, and you ran into a guy who started talking Shakespearean, and you go: “Ah, fuck, should have taken English."

And I don’t know about you but I never really get the urge to measure the angle of my slice of pie, or find the volume of my basketball.


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Teachers have no lifes so they just give you homework.


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Sasuke Uchiha wrote: Teachers have no lifes so they just give you homework.


That was exactly what I was looking for. Now I know why. Thanks.


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LOL - sorry, I have been trying to figure that out for many years. I never did figure out the shakespeare thing out.

However, measuring angles and volumes are definitely necessary. Could be part of a job in the future, or just working around the house, or to figure out how much rum to mis with your coke.


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TiggerLover wrote: LOL - sorry, I have been trying to figure that out for many years. I never did figure out the shakespeare thing out.

However, measuring angles and volumes are definitely necessary. Could be part of a job in the future, or just working around the house, or to figure out how much rum to mis with your coke.


True... Although I just dump that rum in there wink


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LinkHeroOfTime wrote:

TiggerLover wrote: LOL - sorry, I have been trying to figure that out for many years. I never did figure out the shakespeare thing out.

However, measuring angles and volumes are definitely necessary. Could be part of a job in the future, or just working around the house, or to figure out how much rum to mis with your coke.


True... Although I just dump that rum in there wink


Internet might help.


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01-04-2010 08:54 PM
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Oh yeah, I forgot about the internet - we didn’t have that when I was in highschool. I feel sooooo old!

Yeah, I like to just pour it in too. One shot just never seems enough.


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TiggerLover wrote: Oh yeah, I forgot about the internet - we didn’t have that when I was in highschool. I feel sooooo old!

Yeah, I like to just pour it in too. One shot just never seems enough.


D’helll? How old are you? shocked


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LinkHeroOfTime wrote:

TiggerLover wrote: Oh yeah, I forgot about the internet - we didn’t have that when I was in highschool. I feel sooooo old!

Yeah, I like to just pour it in too. One shot just never seems enough.


D’helll? How old are you? shocked


40s-50s has to be.


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excuse me?? 40’s or 50’s?? When do you guys think that the internet started?

And, NO, I am not that old, but I am in my 30’s


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20s-30s.


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LinkHeroOfTime wrote: Now really... Why do I need to write an exam on 3 units of Shakespeare? I really don’t see any sense in it. Can I get a valid reason to why we need to learn pointless shit like this?

I mean, when is the last time you were walking down the street, and you ran into a guy who started talking Shakespearean, and you go: “Ah, fuck, should have taken English."

And I don’t know about you but I never really get the urge to measure the angle of my slice of pie, or find the volume of my basketball.




The subject matter doesn’t matter.
The point is to teach you how to learn something new, analyze it, and be able to communicate those findings.
For 90% of us, those skills are necessary for the work place.

As for those things math related; a very basic understanding is important. And for those who want to pursue a career with mathematical applications; waiting until your 17 is a little late to learn your basic geometry.

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Well I am going to be 100% honest. I never found useful history in my life. There is very interesting stuff. BUt in the senses “that it was useful for me”. Never.


I also foud useless some physic projects and works that my teacher asked


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Well, I like history, so I can’t really comment fairly. However, I have found history very helpful in my life.


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TiggerLover wrote: Well, I like history, so I can’t really comment fairly. However, I have found history very helpful in my life.




O that is cool. Maybe you can help me with history. For me it is hard to learn all the dates and names.

Well in general I have find useful at some time every subject. Maybe my problem with history is because my teacher was crazy. She asked all the time tons of homework. We needed to study like crazy every single detail from books that were bigger than an elephant baby xD.
And lot of expositions and endless visits to museums to make large reports(my last report was of 50 pages)


So everyone was afraid of the subjcet. Because the exams were really difficult.


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I would love to help you Mike - you know that I LOVE to help - but it was so long ago and a different country.

I would find YOUR history a lot more interesting though - Canada’s is a little boring compared to other countries.


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LinkHeroOfTime wrote: Now really... Why do I need to write an exam on 3 units of Shakespeare? I really don’t see any sense in it. Can I get a valid reason to why we need to learn pointless shit like this?

I mean, when is the last time you were walking down the street, and you ran into a guy who started talking Shakespearean, and you go: “Ah, fuck, should have taken English."

And I don’t know about you but I never really get the urge to measure the angle of my slice of pie, or find the volume of my basketball.




One of the faults of the education system, I think, is that people could use a different route than other people throughout high school, maybe starting at middle school.

But your complaint is pretty old. The relevance factor is because, I guess, to educate you in general fields, which give you a standing in multiple subjects, so you can integrate into higher education or a career.

Things such as writing papers on Shakespeare can not only develop interpretive skills, but also improve your writing skills, something pretty important in certain fields.

Of course, that goes back to a fault of mandatory education, they put so much focus on everything, when it would be better to focus people more relevantly. I would’ve done better sans all the later English and Biology classes, because my focus deals more in mathematics and computer technology. Of course, you do get some choice in you classes in high school. Make use of them wisely.

And math develops logical and analytics skills. Regardless of if you need to know, you work on such things and your brain can probably problem solve better. There’s application to just about anything you learn, and if you ever want to do well in engineering or scientific fields, then you may want to do well in math.


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I don’t see the point in Physical Science....atoms and electrons and ionic bonds and crap like that....


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Sasuke Uchiha wrote: Teachers have no lifes so they just give you homework.


THat’s not true not every teacher is like that. In fact, I think the majority of teachers I have would rather not give tons of homework for the sake of giving it.

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