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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

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    At the moment I'm a chemistry major, when I transfer out I plan to trying to get a chem engineering degree. If I can I'd like to get one in electrical and mechanical if possible.

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    tis true.
    Just get a job, we have taxes to pay.
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    True. But even college in this country is a joke for the most part. When I studied physics, it was challenging, but when I switched my major to psyche, I swear I could count on one hand how many actual class sessions I went to per course (except the rare cases where attendance was mandatory and impacted my grade. I showed up for those classes and slept.) and I graduated with a 3.8 out of 4.0 so it's not like I scraped by or anything.
    I had attendance issues as well which worked great in arts & sciences but not so great when I took calculus in the engineering school. only F I ever got! go to class, calc students! I was just taking it "for fun" because I hadn't taken math in 5 years and I kind of missed it.

    one teacher freaked out because I never went to his english class, and told my "academic probation officer" (I was put on AP for failing calc) that I was failing english and I was like WTF, I have a 98% in your class, literally. but he kept going on and on about how can I get anything out of his class if I don't listen to his lectures, etc, "look at the syllabus! it says I expect you to attend regularly!" I was thinking yes, "expect" is not "require" duh, and any moron can write essays about hemingway. I didn't say that aloud though. I was quite apologetic and he gave me a C in the class. bigot. he had the breakdown of how he made grades written out on the syllabus, like "Essays are 60% of your grade, the midterm is 20%" etc and there was NOTHING for attendance.

    I'm still very bitter. but it was only a year ago.

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    My calc II teacher opened his first class with
    "look at everyone around you. there is one in front, one in back, one to the left, and one to the right. after the first week one of them will be gone. after the first quiz another will be gone. after the first test a third person will drop. and one of the remaining two will drop after the midterm. Welcome to Calculus II"

    in short at ERAU there was typically an 80% washout rate in Calc II

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    My calc II teacher opened his first class with
    "look at everyone around you. there is one in front, one in back, one to the left, and one to the right. after the first week one of them will be gone. after the first quiz another will be gone. after the first test a third person will drop. and one of the remaining two will drop after the midterm. Welcome to Calculus II"

    in short at ERAU there was typically an 80% washout rate in Calc II
    I learned Calc II from reading the book. Got an A
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Calc just isn't that difficult.
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Calc just isn't that difficult.
    Multi-variable calc was harder for me, but Calc I and II were pretty easy.
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    how will any of those subjects further your political career?
    They legitimize my vast knowledge base.

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Calc just isn't that difficult.
    I failed it because I accidentally skipped on a test day.

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    This is pathetic. TEN minutes for a first grader? Only ten minutes? I would get outside work for my kids to do if they only got ten minutes. They get more than that now and are in kindergarten!

    Less than two hours for a junior in high school? Equally pathetic.

    No wonder Taiwanese students I know who have gone to the US and returned found things there (especially math and sciences where language isn't as big an impediment) incredibly easy. The typical MIDDLE SCHOOL student here has to go to school until five o'clock, then go to cram school for 2-3 hours, then go home and do something like three hours of homework. Try to cram in some sleet and return to school at 7:20 the next morning.

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