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Post Reply Is singapore education making your brain BURST ?
Posted 5/6/08
Hi-5!!
DUDE! wads de use of learning history/lit/geography when ur not gonnna be a historian or some dam reader? or an adventurer
waste time and brain cells -0-
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Posted 5/6/08
you dont know that at the time do you? or at least some peope havent made up their minds yet... people like me... but... thats beside the point... the reason why they make you study so much is to give you a broad-based education, and appreciation of not only, say, science for example... studying humanities equips you with a certain set of skills which studying purely science, doesnt; vice versa... i took physics and cem in secondary school, and then chem later in jc, but i dont feel its a waste of time or brain cells... it was interesting, even though its almost irrelevant to what im gonna study next... does education have to be a means to an end, instead of an end in itself?
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Posted 5/6/08
learn new thing to know more ,
time will not be wasted if you learn something new even though you may not put in to use now .
Posted 5/6/08 , edited 5/6/08
no lah the education system very easy....UNLESS UR IN TKGS!(or any other schools that hv high standards)
we do papers that make us fail! YAY(sarcastic)
Posted 5/6/08
wad can lit be put into use?
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Posted 5/6/08
understainding people? it imparts empathy...
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Posted 5/7/08

wa_chan wrote:

singapore stresses too much on education. its getting hard nowadays... school is too much.. lol



agreed. school is too much. just a little bit too much. a little bit. lols

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Posted 5/7/08
okay I guess except for the number of books we nid to bring to sch!!!
Posted 5/7/08
can die already..poly oso so mch work to do...project project project..presenattion presentation presentation but maybe that's bcoz im in the Design school, many drawings and skecthes and plans.
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Posted 5/16/08 , edited 5/16/08
wikipedia:
Because of the importance of the university entrance examination in determining one's career prospects, students are under intense pressure to study long hours. The high school years, especially, are a time when students have little chance to do much except study. The Korean saying "Sleep five hours and fail, sleep four hours and pass" is taken seriously; for three years students typically begin school at 6 a.m. and finish at midnight; some students finish at 10 p.m. and go to hagwons until midnight or 1 a.m.. Students can forgo the 6 p.m. to midnight classes and self-study sessions but only with permission from both their parents and their homeroom teacher, and few bother to ask. The schedule lasts seven days a week and is rigorous even during periods of nominal vacation. It is not uncommon during exam periods to see students sleeping during class from exhaustion. Students are encouraged to conceive of themselves as being in fierce competition with their friends and peers.
Korean high school students suffer from high rates of depression and suicide; suicide rates spike around times of major exams. In 2005 students gathered in Seoul for a candlelight vigil in memory of friends who had committed suicide and to protest for shorter school hours and an end to the haircut policy. A significant number of them wore masks and asked reporters not to take photographs out of fear of being punished by their teachers; many schools warned their students not to attend.

for more on cram schools...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cram_school
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Posted 5/16/08
Its tough all right. Very tough. I bet its gonna get tougher after they change Tharman with another guy... Tharman is good...
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Posted 6/30/08
so stressed!! work duno how to do.

ahh! poly = projects

cryyy!!!
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Posted 7/1/08
So stressful even in secondary school, i go poly and uni then its gg liao
Posted 7/2/08
The school fees, yes.
But we are have much more choices, unlike other countries...
But we have too many commitments! Like homework...tests...CCA(and the competitions associated with it)...leadership roles, a lot lah.
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Posted 7/2/08
i sometime stress sometime not..
during exam period always wan go out
then after never plan >.>
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