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02-26-2013, 10:50 PM
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I love Physics and Chemistry. Math, while mostly useless, can serve some purpose.
Never in my life will I need the things I'm learning in English
Want to trade? I'll do the english work and you can get in on the physics. I love all sciences, except physics.

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Again, they're not mutually exclusive. Every author is presenting his or her audience with a thesis. They can be quite thought-provoking and it's really gratifying when you're able to understand what the author is trying to convey and even more exciting when you agree with the premise.
There are some great things I've studied.
Animal Farm was absolutely amazing.

But a lot of these theses are better presented to me straight up, without a whole book to get through.

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I enjoy learning about physics. I just can't apply what I've learned to paper.

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I love Physics and Chemistry. Math, while mostly useless, can serve some purpose.
Never in my life will I need the things I'm learning in English
Math is absolutely not "mostly useless." If anything's useless, it's English. Just teach people how to speak English and that's it. I don't know why you need someone to write a paper about some **** they don't want to talk about. Especially if it has a specified length the paper has to be. Since I don't like to drag things out, I can get to whatever point I want to make in two pages. I don't see why papers have to be over 5 pages or whatever. Just let me write until I prove my point.

There's nothing I hate more than English. I like doing work involving facts, which use formulas and whatnot. English is absolutely the worst.

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Want to trade? I'll do the english work and you can get in on the physics. I love all sciences, except physics.
you said you're doing vectors and crap. that stuff I found kind of hard to do as well. Either you get it or you don't. Once you get into memorizing 50 formulas, it's actually quiet easy

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Math is absolutely not "mostly useless." If anything's useless, it's English. Just teach people how to speak English and that's it. I don't know why you need someone to write a paper about some **** they don't want to talk about. Especially if it has a specified length the paper has to be. Since I don't like to drag things out, I can get to whatever point I want to make in two pages. I don't see why papers have to be over 5 pages or whatever. Just let me write until I prove my point.

There's nothing I hate more than English. I like doing work involving facts, which use formulas and whatnot. English is absolutely the worst.
I agree with you 100% (OH, AND **** ANYONE THAT SAYS 1000%. percent is pour cent, meaning per 100)

I feel like I already know the useful parts of math. Now I'm learning that y=asin(bx+c)+d, and I can guarantee I will never use that outside of school

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Math is absolutely not "mostly useless." If anything's useless, it's English. Just teach people how to speak English and that's it. I don't know why you need someone to write a paper about some **** they don't want to talk about. Especially if it has a specified length the paper has to be. Since I don't like to drag things out, I can get to whatever point I want to make in two pages. I don't see why papers have to be over 5 pages or whatever. Just let me write until I prove my point.

There's nothing I hate more than English. I like doing work involving facts, which use formulas and whatnot. English is absolutely the worst.
Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.

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There are some great things I've studied.
Animal Farm was absolutely amazing.

But a lot of these theses are better presented to me straight up, without a whole book to get through.
Presenting you with the concept straight-up takes away the analytic nature of a good novel or poem. Analytical skills are incredibly important, especially in problem solving on an everyday basis. Just utilizing that ability to think about something more in depth is really helpful.

In life, you aren't going to be presented with the answer to a question straight-up. You're going to have to make inferences...you want to make the best ones you possibly can.

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Again, they're not mutually exclusive. Every author is presenting his or her audience with a thesis. Poems and novels can be quite thought-provoking and it's really gratifying when you're able to understand what the author is trying to convey and even more exciting when you agree with the premise.
Personally, I'll read a novel if it interesting me.

When teachers force us to analyze ever nook and cranny of a piece of literature, especially if it's something one is not intrinsically interested in, then it just becomes a chore.

Questions about, say, science and general meanings of life are more intrinsically interesting to me, while analyzing a book seems to be mainly a waste of time.

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Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.
This, too. Might be even more important than the practical uses.

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Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.
I like questioning as well, but in the form of philosophy, not literature/English. (I know, SFW, they're not mutually exclusive )

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Presenting you with the concept straight-up takes away the analytic nature of a good novel or poem. Analytical skills are incredibly important, especially in problem solving on an everyday basis. Just utilizing that ability to think about something more in depth is really helpful.

In life, you aren't going to be presented with the answer to a question straight-up. You're going to have to make inferences...you want to make the best ones you possibly can.
I understand analyzing in real life. It makes sense to me.

The fact that the curtains are blue because the character misses his home in nature doesn't.

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02-26-2013, 11:00 PM
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I like questioning as well, but in the form of philosophy, not literature/English. (I know, SFW, they're not mutually exclusive )
They're not mutua...oh, okay.

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Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.
But I don't see why anyone should need to talk than more than they have to. I think I'm excellent at debating with people. My brother and I argue for fun. Sometimes my argument ends quick and sometimes it takes me long to prove my point. I don't see why I should be told how long an argument should be. If I can prove you wrong in something, why should it matter how long it is?

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It's unfortunate what English does to some people (including me)

It takes away their will to read. Students are given these great, great stories to read, that they would usually enjoy. Then they are forced to completely pick them apart and analyze them if they don't want to. It brings this boring, negative connotation to reading, and is also what has pretty much stopped me READING FOR FUN

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But I don't see why anyone should need to talk than more than they have to. I think I'm excellent at debating with people. My brother and I argue for fun. Sometimes my argument ends quick and sometimes it takes me long to prove my point. I don't see why I should be told how long an argument should be. If I can prove you wrong in something, why should it matter how long it is?
Now you're hitting something that I didn't even reference. STOP GETTING AHEAD OF ME

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Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.
Oh, and I've gained this more from history/politics than english

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It's unfortunate what English does to some people (including me)

It takes away their will to read. Students are given these great, great stories to read, that they would usually enjoy. Then they are forced to completely pick them apart and analyze them if they don't want to. It brings this boring, negative connotation to reading, and is also what has pretty much stopped me READING FOR FUN
That falls upon you. Some of us take great joy in picking apart every single line and making connections even based off the punctuation used.

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02-26-2013, 11:06 PM
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For the record: it shouldn't matter whether or not if you'll utilize the concepts you are taught in school in whatever career path you choose to take. I want to learn because I want to become a more well-rounded individual.

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Ah, I disagree greatly, my friend. English has taught me potentially the most important quality one can have in a lifetime. The need to question. To feed my curiosities.
Well said.

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I won't say things you learn are useful as something learned is something earned, but its really to each their own. It's what you make of it.

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