Do you remember more or less than 50% of what you learned in highschool?

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  1. nmdonders profile image81
    nmdondersposted 7 years ago

    Do you remember more or less than 50% of what you learned in highschool?

  2. lauralolita profile image86
    lauralolitaposted 7 years ago

    I'd like to say more, but honestly that would seem very unlikely. I don't remember the U.S. Presidents or the Bill of Rights in order, I have no memory of Algebra 2 or its evil step-sister Calculus, I forgot everything about Hamlet besides everyone dies, and the only thing I remember from Chemistry is that Silver is Ag and Gold is Au. So I would probably answer... Less.

  3. Brandon Martin profile image63
    Brandon Martinposted 7 years ago

    This is kind of a difficult question to answer, because I cannot measure all of my knowledge, but I would say that I remember more. I am still young so that factor has brought me up a notch since much of what I learned is still fresh.

    Don't we lose about 3% of what we learned in school every year that we are not studying those same subjects? I hope not. That will leave me without a brain in approximately 15-20 years (excluding college).

  4. theframjak profile image95
    theframjakposted 7 years ago

    I think much less than 50%. I wish I had taken typing class, now that would be a useful skill to have today since I type every day!

    1. nmdonders profile image81
      nmdondersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was not fond of the typing class i took.  Even though I'm a relatively fast typer now, I still can't type the way they tried to teach me with those finger positions.

  5. collegedad profile image71
    collegedadposted 7 years ago

    To be hones I learned very little in high school. Sadly I still received a better education than our children are receiving today. Do I remember 50% or more of what I learn? I'd have to say yes.

  6. Karmallama profile image72
    Karmallamaposted 7 years ago

    I would say that high school did not seem to have a great effect on me, (I did graduate at age 15) but middle school and elementary school stick in my mind. I also believe that the things I learned in high school were less in the lesson plan and more about life, so the education I gained is mostly forgotten. However, those life lessons remain - I'm not sure if that counts.
    Also, as a side note I would say that a lot I learned in college may have put my high school education on less priority

  7. Hunbbel Meer profile image82
    Hunbbel Meerposted 7 years ago

    Honestly speaking, no!

    Though, I remember all those things and events to which I can relate to - whether I learned those in high-school or not.

    I think that if we experience something notable and significant, it gets engrossed in our minds. Lots and lots of theory alone cannot be remembered.

  8. Eric Calderwood profile image78
    Eric Calderwoodposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't be able to put a percentage on it, but I think that I remember quite a lot of what I was interested in in high school.  As for the things I wasn't interested in, as kids you soak up knowledge whether you want to or not, so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of that was retained as well.

  9. Greg Sereda profile image70
    Greg Seredaposted 7 years ago

    I seriously doubt it. They didn't teach us much in high school, anyway. I went to high school in California. If you know anything about nationwide educational standards, they're pretty low on the list...

  10. Rod Marsden profile image71
    Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago

    It is hard for me to say since high school as a student was a long time ago. I feel I probably have retained more than kids will nowadays from their high school experience. We didn't have distractions such as cell phones or I-pads. The teachers also had more power in the classroom. On the other hand, I wanted to learn how to type and that was not allowed.

  11. katyzzz profile image60
    katyzzzposted 7 years ago

    Less than 50% I am sure, but what I learned and the way I learned it, with emphasis on the latter has stood me in good stead.

  12. phillippeengel profile image67
    phillippeengelposted 7 years ago

    If I don't remember what I have studied, will my education be a waste of time?

  13. internpete profile image87
    internpeteposted 7 years ago

    Probably a little less than 50%! I think the important things many people learn in high school are social rules and how to work with others and interact.

  14. shiningirisheyes profile image60
    shiningirisheyesposted 7 years ago

    I don't remember highschool!  LOL

    It would be difficult for me to estimate how much I remember. Although I enjoyed it and still communicate with some of my teachers, many now retired.

    1. nmdonders profile image81
      nmdondersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's great. I have a couple of teachers I tried to stay in touch with for several years.  Some can have such a big influence on you, even when you don't remember all the lessons they taught.

  15. stank24qm profile image61
    stank24qmposted 7 years ago

    Definitely less than 50%. I retained much more from college. I remember hardly anything I learned in high school..
    Science = nothing
    Math = no, I still know the basic functions learned in elementary school & junior high
    History = no
    English = not specifics but I still write well
    PE = I remember all the fun I had

  16. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 7 years ago

    I'd definitely say less but it kinda depends on the subject I guess. Most of that stuff was completely useless to learn. We don't use any of it in our daily lives so yes we do forget it. I did take French for five years and I can't remember basically all of what I learned now. What a waste.


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