Guys what do you think whatever we learn from our school or colleges are we really use them in our life .I generally don't and what about you?????
If you're talking from ALL of my education, the top three skills I've learned would be:
How to write and read
Addition - Primarily when buying supplies for my classroom !
I feel the same way. As a computer major all the precal, art history ,music , and other courses serves me nor mankind any purpose. I can get by with simple math calculations, getting along with others and making a difference without all these expensive courses colleges require that one takes. Most of the times people have to settle for a different career outside of their major so really I don't see the sense in all those courses they bombard you with.
you'd be surprised at how much you learned you actually use every day. It just might not seem like it.
By learning one subject, you increase your skills in other subject areas.
For example, by studying foreign language, you can actually improve your math skills.
But, all in all, it IS difficult to justify the current schooling system -- $13,000 per student per year.
I can tell you what I have never, ever used since I've been out of school and that is Algebra. That and diagramming sentences. What a colosssal waste of time! Basic math will get you through most of what you need to know in life.
It will be interesting to see if schools can keep up with the technology that allow volumes of information to be right at one's finger tips.
I read a while back where someone wrote, "A smart person isn't someone who has all the answers because their is not such person. A smart person is someone who knows where to find the answers."
A smart person is someone who can use the correct spelling of "there".
And even smarter person can read the context and not have to have their hand held because they're so petty.,
Yeah whatever. I got the message, just hacked off with the spelling. Plus I only need five more posts to get the forum asshole accolade. You got lucky.
Perhaps if you came to this forum with something more then games you my might get something out of it and who knows may even bring something of worth here.
You really think you are offering something of "worth" by demonstrating a lack of understanding of science and an inability to spell correctly? Not to mention your grammar.
Does the big bang not work 4 ya? Just doesn't make sense to use the English language properly either I suppose?
When it comes to you Mark and the fact that you do Nothing but SIT ON YOUR BACKSIDE AND COMPLAIN, and COMPLAIN. Everyone else is a genius
I have to agree with SpanStar on this one, Mark...
but can we start the mentoring thing now?... I could really use a few thousand dollars
As soon as you pay me the $35,777 you owe me - we can begin.
wow.. that was a big leap! It was less than $1000 the other day.
Was the amount changed due to the Egyptian situation?
Yes. Some one has to pay to clean up this mess. Might as well be you.
That is what they said. Still - the Suez canal is now open for BP to poison us with - and that is expensive.
Oh, and class...BTW...Tomorrow there is going to be a test on this. So you better study up on this question.
I think we use alot of it in life - I mean what did we learn in high school? i learned how to smoke - I still smoke - I learned that people are opinionated about others cars ,shoes and clothes and learned I didnt want to be that way - I'm not that way today oh and I learned some french - I use it every now and then I learned you have to stand up for yourself and if you want anything done - do it yourself - yup - I use my skills I learned in High school every day lol
Why do so many people place the value of education entirely in whether they "use" it? Practical application is a pretty close-minded way to evaluate the importance of knowledge. What happened to wanting to know as much as possible about as much as you can?
It's about who you are more than it's about what you do.
I have always remembered the glitter lessons I had, and find this particularly useful at Christmas. There will always be a need for glitter, and my handmade Christmas cards are always commented upon.
As a cake decorator by trade (now at least,) which many would describe as an art rather than a science, I have never used so much maths and chemistry in my life.
Chemistry because I need to know the reactions of ingredients to know the density of a cake mix,and maths because without knowing how to calculate the volume of a cylinder I'd never know what I'd need to make a train, etc, etc
Only other time I used Maths was to work out what 25% off was in a sale=)
I also remember the wives of Henry V111th, and how an ox-bow lake was formed - but neither of those have proved that useful yet, apart from the odd pub quiz - but I live in hope.
by Clive Donegal 7 years ago
How much practical value did you derive from your education?does college make a dfference anywhere other than applying for a job? How would you compare the value of your education to what you have learned since?
by Seckin Esen 3 years ago
If you could go back to some time and place in the past, when and where would you go?
by Mike Pugh 6 years ago
Is learning something tough to do for you, or does it come easy?Please explain how it works for you when it comes to learning anything, you can draw from experiences or actual things learned at any given moment.
by Nira Perkins 7 years ago
Do you remember more or less than 50% of what you learned in highschool?
by CaptureTheMoment 6 years ago
Why are we taught basic things in school when theres so much more about the world and our history ?Theres so much civilizations, wonders of the world that we're not taught. Maybe if those things were placed into our text books our youth would be way more interested in school.
by nataliemarie71 8 years ago
For anyone interested in learning to write or those who would like to learn more, I have posted a description of a book by Francine Prose called "Reading Like A Writer. It was a great book!
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