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one of my huge problems with school was english. like, everyone throws a fit about math they don't use in real life, but it is important. it teaches you problem solving skills. however, english? like after elementary school, grammar is dead. at least I never had a grammar lesson past 5th grade. 6th tops. instead it was replaced with poetry. and I see zero point in that. like senior year? it was literally the history of poetry. and a lot of essay writing based on that. and you'd get a bad grade if you didn't use proper grammar, but we weren't taught grammar. the absolute last time I had a grammar specific assignment in school was like 9th grade on a standardized test. grammar is used in real life. from applying to colleges to well every other aspect in life that requires professionalism. yet, everything I know about grammar has been self taught. from reading articles and eventually catching on to when you say 'a' or 'an' to actually looking up questions related to grammar that doesn't make sense to me. I can't remember when to use a semi colon or not from the minimal information I was given in 3rd grade. I just can't stand to sit in a class and learn about poetry, bards, and ye old time instruments when I should be learning things that'd help me further my education after high school. ALSO, I MADE IT TO 12th GRADE, AND I WAS STILL NEVER TAUGHT THE STATES. WTF. MOST PEOPLE LEARN THAT IN 4th GRADE. NOT ME. GIVE ME A MAP AND I CAN SHOW YOU MY STATE, SOME SURROUNDING STATES, AND CALIFORNIA.. and texas but that is obvious because it is texas. that is all.
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one of my huge problems with school was english. like, everyone

5 faves · 6 comments · Feb 5, 2016 11:12pm

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Aggressive Butterfly * · 4 years ago
My 9th grade English teacher attempted to teach us grammar, but skipped over most of it because we were supposed to learn it during previous years, which never happened.
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Dishonored* · 4 years ago
That's exactly how it was for states with me. Everyone learned in 4th grade, except my teacher didn't want to teach us them because he said it was a next year thing. Keep in mind my class in elementary school was cut into two because for some reason there was double the amount of kids for my grade. Fast forward to 5th grade, we are playing geography bingo and half of the students are confused because we didn't learn it while the other half had because they had a different 4th grade teacher the year before. She was throwing at fit and blaming us, saying it was something we should have learnt already, and then said she refused to teach us because it wouldn't be fair to the other students who already covered it. It's such bs. States come up more than poetry in everyday life.
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jahn79* · 4 years ago
I love poetry. I love math. I do technical analysis and write all day long.
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Raxin · 4 years ago
I agree with your rant. I also had to learn grammar on my own. School taught me one good thing, which is not to trust anyone, especially teachers, and do your own research.
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PrimarilyParamore* · 4 years ago
The school system certainly screwed up
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Dishonored* · 4 years ago
Most definitely
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