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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by syciprider, Jun 2, 2007.
They did not celebrate mediocrity back in those days.
Most of those are just rote memorization. That's pretty mediocre.
i graduated already, i dont' be takin no mo testsses
I just really hate rote memorization, as it takes a lot of time and doesn't teach you anything.
He always is.
Some people call that, "knowledge."
By the way, where did you get this test from?
too bad it's nothing like that today..."lolz 2 + 2 is some bling bling!"
And what do you call someone with a lot of knowledge and nothing else? A pseudo-intellectual.
Um, yes... yes i can...
What's the next question?
Tests today aren't any easier. They're just different...
Seriously, do you think an 8th grader in 1895 could explain DNA, RNA, or Evolution? AI? How about AP math (trig, calculus)? Bushels and rods are fine if you're a farmer, but they ain't gonna get ya far in the modern world...
You shouldn't take bushels and rods into account, precisely because the times are different. I just have a beef with them cramming orthography into their brains and various dates. Like they couldn't just Google it.
LOL principle US trade centers... I would only pass the math part.
Dates, yeah, that's just rote memorization that contains no real value without context.
Orthography, on the other hand, is spelling. I believe that all students should be required to learn to spell correctly and how to figure out the spelling of unfamiliar words, so they can look them up in the dictionary.
But, seeing as Google spell checks, maybe it's not so important after all...
I'm afraid that overall the initial test is a horrible example of "education".
Education should encompass not miniscule facts, but it should only inform children of NECESSARY information that is APPLICABLE to daily life. You don't need to know 90% of that stuff to survive. Society just creates this fictitious ideal of LIBERAL ARTS and the RENAISSANCE MAN. How about we stop teaching them stupid facts that are negligible and start teaching kids things that MATTER?
Liberal arts is a horrible ideal. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic. That's all you need to know. Science is, for the most part, negligible.
And another thing here: Grammar rules are also negligible. Do you honestly think about every element in your sentence before communicating it? By teaching parts of speech, studies have shown that it rarely increases a student's capability to communicate more effectively and correctly. A more favorable method is just encouraging children to read and write more often.
I can't tell you the parts of speech or any of the garbage. But I have me some good grammar. I mean, what's the point of knowing the parts of a verb or whatever the hell it was, if you're not going to use that information ever? I don't think even English majors use that info. The important thing is to know how to do it.
Orthography is actually grammar, not just spelling.
Go sit in the corner. It's because of people like you that Kansas wants to teach ID along evolution.
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