~why is this book telling me george washington is a hero when he raped, murdered, and tortured people like me to get paid?
~why is this book telling me abraham lincoln graciously freed the slaves when he just wanted to save the union and thought people like me were inferior?
Why is this book telling me Egypt is in the Middle East and not apart of Africa ?
Why are these books telling me that my history starts with slavery when we were pioneering medicine mathematics astronomy and the sciences?
I hope you do realize that this is bullshit analysis with regards to the Korean education system and how the Korean education system has consistently achieved some of the highest test scores in the world.
At the very basis the reason why Korean education system has allowed for students to do so well in tests measuring their scholastic ability in math and science lies in not the long hours but rather because the Korean education system’s higher standard of curriculum.
If you’ve ever been in a Korean school, which I know you haven’t, you’d understand that the level of mathematics or science taught from an early level are much higher than that of the United States.
You start learning basic algebra concepts around the 2nd and 3rd grade, alongside geometry in a math education system where you learn algebra and function concepts for one semester and geometry for one semester in the school year.
What this means is by the time Korean kids have graduated elementary school they have already finished a level of math curriculum equal to the US high school level of Geometry and Algebra 2.
The reason why Korean kids gain higher scores on standardized tests is not because of the longer hours, but rather because they have a stronger curriculum and therefore a stronger grasp upon mathematical concepts.
The same goes for science, and for reading as the Korean classes, which in the US would be the English classes, is focused entirely on literature and reading.
You can talk about the test scores but you also can’t ignore the various dark sides of the Korean education system like that fact that it has the highest development rate of mental illness and the lowest happiness and satisfaction of education among children of OECD countries
The Korean education system is neither healthy nor is it working.
School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
- Evernote - keep your research at one place
- Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
- Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
- Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
- Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
- iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
- Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
- Science glossary - for those hard science words
- Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
- Any.do - daily planner
- Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
- Feed.ly - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
- Scribd - online library
- Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
- TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
- Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
- Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
- Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight
- Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
- Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate!
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!
In honor of back-to-school.
this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:
Writing Dynamo is an online grammar checker and proofreader that gives you detailed writing tips and feedback on voice, word choice, sentence structure, and more.
I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty
001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
- advice for college
- how to survive in college
- how to survive freshmen year of high school
- college packing list
- alternative to buying expensive textbooks
- dorm room survival
- free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
- the ultimate guide to writing
- how to write good
- how to write an essay
- how to write a good essay
- the five paragraph essay
- deadly sins checklist
- formatting your paper
- tips on getting started
- seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
- four ways to have confidence in your writing
- seven ways to speed up your writing
- five ways to add sparkle to your writing
- how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
- thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
- tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
- how to take care of your books
- how to read shakespeare
- no fear shakespeare (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
- one hundred most read books
- how to read difficult books
- how to read faster
- books made into movies
- books made into tv shows
- 350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
- studying tips
- studying techniques
- how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
- how to get motivated to study
- tips to help you concentrate
- time management tips
- chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
- solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
- when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
- square root calculator, cube root calculator
- for when you can’t do your homework
- chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
- cliffnotes, sparknotes
- college courses
- how to: multiply big numbers
- crash courses (youtube)
- teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
- TED (basically gods gift)
- challenge your brain
- feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
- free online textbooks
- final grade calculator
- a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
- a really chill playist
- coffee shop blues
- coffee shop sounds
- calm nature sounds
- concentration/focus playlist
- relaxation is key
- four hours of classical music
- playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
- watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
- one hundred thousand stars
- movies masterpost
- foreign movies
- gay movies
- lesbian movies you should definitely watch
- broadway musicals
- LGBT+ books
- download free books
- read any book
- the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
- try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
- don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
- Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
- be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
- "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely
Racist white Teacher Suspended for Punching 5-Year-Old Girl in the Face
A racist teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee has been suspended after being accused of punching a 5-year-old girl. The teacher, whom theschool district refuses to name, has not beenarrested, but an investigation by the MemphisPolice Department has begun.
Tiffany McConnell told WMC Action News 5 that she questioned her daughter, Payden, when she woke up one morning with a black eye after noticing puffiness the evening before. “I asked her what happened. She told me her teacher pushed her down and punched her, and I was devastated.”
Payden began kindergarten last week, and McConnell says the transition was difficult for her daughter. She told Fox Memphis, “My daughter said she was crying and screaming because she wanted to come home with me, and the teacher got mad because she wanted to go to the restroom again…and pushed her down and punched her.” She says the school’s principal told her another child also witnessed the incident.
McConnell will home school her daughter for the rest of the year. “My child is afraid to go back around theschool,” she explained.
The district plans to follow up with the allegations. Shelby County Schools said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”
These occurrences serve as reminders that we must listen to our black kids and know what’s going in their please white racist controlled classrooms.
This happened right down the street from my house.. I would be in jail.. Jail.. jail.. jail.. Peep how the school board refuses to name the teacher…
it’s white people punching babies I feel like I’m losing my mind
beat this teacher’s ass.
why the fuck do these people get into teaching in the first place if they have that short a fuse????
Oh my black ass woulda been buried under the jail.
Ain’t. NO. way. in. hell.
That poor baby. For the rest of her life, her first memory of school is going to be being assaulted the teacher who was entrusted with teaching and protecting her.
That is for ONE COURSE at the graduate level.
And people wonder why poor kids don’t usually go to college and ESPECIALLY don’t go to grad school.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ there’s why
Not to derail but I like accuracy. I dot know what school this is but at your average public state school a grad class is $600 , meaning you should be takin 10-12 credits meaning you’re paying $1800 for classes alone . Hence these schools are out of range for poor students
This IS an average public state school in the US. That $600 isn’t for one CLASS, it’s for one CREDIT. And classes are average around 3 credits per class.
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you
This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!
- I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
- If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
- I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
- If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.
Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!
Good luck and happy studying! Xx
..that takes soooo long
Two kinds of people….
Alternative: If you don’t want to switch pen colours, try using highlighters as you take notes. The system I used was one colour for headings and another colour for key tidbits of information. When I was studying, it made it super easy to go back through my notes, because instead of staring at a wall of text I could easily partition it based on highlighted headings, and then pick out the most important words that i’d highlighted, and then simply read the notes associated with the key words. Highlighting takes almost no time to do as you go. You just need to be able to tell in class what counts as key information and what doesnt (because if you highlight too much it becomes pointless). Bonus: you won’t zone out or fall asleep because you’ll HAVE to pay attention to figure out what info to highlight and what not to highlight.
Another alternative: Bring a copy of any pre-released slides with you to write on directly. I find that when I spend less time copying what’s on the slide and more time transcribing/paraphrasing what my prof is actually saying about those slides, I have much better notes to go back to because they’ll have more in depth information (since slides are usually just skeleton notes that aren’t sufficient to study with). The most common thing I’ve seen is to print the slides in advance and write directly on them, but if you want to save on printer paper you could bring a tablet if you have access to one, download the file and write directly on the notes with a stylus, or if you don’t have access to a tablet you could at least save printer paper by copying the skeleton notes into your notebook in advance as OP suggests.
I’ve tried a lot of different systems for taking notes, and I can honestly say that the two systems I’ve outlined above were the best ones I’ve ever used. The most important thing is that you don’t just copy the slides shown to you in class - paraphrase the things your prof says about the material as well! Remember, you can always go back and re-read slides, but you can’t go back and re-hear your prof give a lecture, so prioritize what you write down!
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
I will never not reblog this
"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."
I’m seeing so many unhappy back to school posts on my dash, and I think the really shitty thing is that your high school teachers are telling you that they’re pushing you so hard for college, and your college prof’s aren’t telling you anything because they know too much— and what you’re really being trained for is how incredibly shitty your future employers will treat you.
I mean it, I’ve worked in places where your bathroom breaks were monitored and timed, where conversing with coworkers was a punishable offense, where you racked up vacation hours but understood that you really weren’t supposed to use them, and on and on and on.
I hope that you all, the generation just behind mine, get angry. I hope you get angry enough to say no en masse, and to light shit on fire to make your point. I hope you vote like voting is a guillotine, and I hope you remind employers that strikes and organized labor is a force to be reckoned with.
I hope you take the fact that in the adult world, we all know that union jobs are the last good jobs, and instead of being apathetic to unions, organize more of them.
I hope you look at this bullshit, and look at running this race from 15 to 70, and howl, and I hope that we’re all together in this, that the privileged use their privilege to support those who aren’t.
Success is not adapting to exhaustion and constant fear of losing your job, your health insurance, the roof over your head. A life well lived is not lived in the service of increased profits for someone you will never meet and to whom you are not human.
I want a go home I’m tired
Don’t Hit MEwhat’s happenin in korea
You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist.
Let me explain the context of the poster on the left.
The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)
In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)
Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)
Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)
It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)
This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)
For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea.
Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea.
Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)
Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers.
Though inrelevant for the point made in this comment, I’d like to add that the Dutch pupils didn’t strike against more hours. They striked against the fact that during those extra hours they would have stay in class without education being provided. So this whole 1040 hours norm would not improve the quality of education.
Dutch education is quite good, though not exellent. Dutch pupils however, are among the happiest pupils in the world. So in general, we are not to complain at all!
Most hours of the Korean schooling system is 야간 자율 학습 or night time self free study where they are kept in school without instruction under teacher supervision and made to study so…
Interesting. I did not know this. I supposed there would be a teacher present who actually provided education, but it’s all ‘voluntary’ self study… The lack of useful education during those late hours makes this case even more sad… Is this abnormal high amount of hours obligatory by government regulation, or do students just feel like they should study that hard?
Mostly it’s due to the fact that it’s mandatory