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EmeraldFields
15-08-10, 21:57
Since the school year is almost upon us, I figured we could all see what classes each other are taking! :D

Here are mine...

Mon, Wed, Fri
Accelerated 2nd Year Spanish
Rhetoric As Argument

Tue, Thurs
Accelerated 2nd Year Spanish
Power and Culture of Latin America
International Relations

Beans-Bot
15-08-10, 22:35
I have a weird schedule :ton:

Starting next Monday:

Mon/Wed
Japanese I 9:05 - 11:05 AM

Tues/Thu
Developmental Math 8:00 - 9:20 AM
US History 11:00 - 12:20 PM
English 12:30 - 1:50 PM
Introduction to Teaching (1) 2:00 - 3:20
Introduction to Teaching (2) 4:00 - 5:20 PM

:eek: Oh well, Mon/Wed is light and there's nothing on Friday or the weekend [obviously], so I guess it's not so bad. :p

:}hello friend
15-08-10, 22:38
I started high-school 2 weeks ago.

1st - Intergated Science
2nd - Algebra II
3rd - Practical Living
4th - Geography
5th - Honors IED
6th - Macromedia Flash
7th - English I

HappyShannon
15-08-10, 22:45
I dunno yet, all I've been told is that PE is on a Tuesday and Friday :p

Not looking forward to school anyway, seeing as I'm always put in groups with none of my friends :/

trlestew
15-08-10, 22:48
I won't have any friends as it's a completely different school in a new city.
I'm also not looking forward to school nor know my shcedule much.

PE
Geometry (Maybe if I don't have to retake Algerbra I -_-)

and that's all I know.

Changeling
15-08-10, 22:59
I'm only in school until I find a full-time job, but until then I'll have...

Advanced Higher English (1st Year University Course)
Higher R.M.P.S. (Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies)
Intermediate 2 Hospitality

I'm also considering taking a HN in Creative Writing at my local college. Alongside that, I attend a Higher Drama class every Saturday from 10.00am - 5.00pm.

larafan25
15-08-10, 23:19
3rd Year of Highschool....

1. College level math
2. University level english
3. Communication Technologies
4. Visual Art
5. World Religion
6. Marketing
7. Computer programming
8. animation course

sephiroth99
15-08-10, 23:42
I have those: (sorry for the names, my classes are in french so I don't know if my translation is correct)

Linear Control
Realtime Computerized Cystems
Local Networks and Protocols
Computers and Systems Programmation

3rd year of Electrical Engineering

anybody else in University??

remote91
15-08-10, 23:42
Uni

Full time course of Film and Tv production :p

Yet to find out what my modules shall be!

Quasimodo
15-08-10, 23:51
I'm taking 19hrs this semester:
Mondays and Wednesdays
Cultural Criticism
Studies in English Grammar
Studies in Fiction
Introduction to Language
Spanish II

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Studies in Science Fiction

aktrekker
15-08-10, 23:51
Geometry (Maybe if I don't have to retake Algerbra I -_-)
I recommend you learn the algebra well. Without it the rest of your math will be very difficult, maybe impossible.

ThatNorskChick
15-08-10, 23:52
Mon/Wed
Jazz History and Appreciation

Mon/Wed/Fri
U.S. History Since 1877
Art Appreciation

Tues/Thurs
Intermediate Oil/Acrylic Painting
Intermediate Figure Drawing

Of course I'm waitlisted on 3 of those because I was dumb and waited too long to register.

trlestew
15-08-10, 23:52
I recommend you learn the algebra well. Without it the rest of your math will be very difficult, maybe impossible.


I already took and passed Algerbra though

MangelinaJolie
15-08-10, 23:56
Mon/Tues mornings

College Algebra
Introduction to Film

Online

General Psychology
Freshman Comp. 1

Online because I'm on often and can't drive myself yet, so it's easier on the people I will be relying on for rides. Namely my stepfather, who will be on his way to work anyway.

Uzi master
16-08-10, 00:14
well we have a day 1 - day 2 system, (it's confusing cause they mix the classes around, but a class on a "day" is always on that day) anyway,

1-1 Gym
2-1 Socials
1-2 Art
2-2 Information technology
1-3 English
2-3 Science
1-4 foods and nutrition (most guys probably wouldn't take this, more girls for me:p)
2-4 Math

thecentaur
16-08-10, 00:17
3rd year of high school:
-AP US History
-AP English
-Some sort of physical education... I forgot the title of it :o
-Drama II
-Physics Acc.
-Precalculus
-Spanish IV Acc.


I start next week. blegh >_<"

Super Badnik
16-08-10, 00:22
Doing my A2 levels in:

History
English Literature
IT

robm_2007
16-08-10, 00:59
monday and wednesday
Freshman Composition II. 1050-1205
Introduction to Education.1215-130

tuesday and thursday
Plant Science. 925-1205
Intermediate Algebra. 1215-130
--------
im taking 13 credit hours at my community college.

oocladableeblah
16-08-10, 01:03
3D Camera Techniques
Materials and Lighting
Conceptual Storytelling
Visual Language and Culture
Object Oriented Programming

NemesisX13X
16-08-10, 01:05
I have no idea.

Hyper_Crazy
16-08-10, 04:25
Was my timetable for last year, sure it'll change this year tho.

Monday:

Film Studies. 9 - 10.35
Media. 10.35 - 12.10
Tutor. 2.40 - 4.10

Tuesday:

Film Studies. 10.35 - 12.10
English Language. 1.05 - 2.40
Media. 2.40 - 4.10

Thursday:

English Language. 9 - 10.35
Media. 1.05 - 2.40
Film Studies - 2.40 - 4.10

Friday
English Language. 10.35 - 12.10

Capt. Murphy
16-08-10, 04:33
alphabet, 1-2-3s, crayon time, recess, snacks and a story, and then nap time. I got a gold star for not peeing my pants today. :)

robm_2007
16-08-10, 05:21
ISTG that i am totally going be at my community college for at least 4 years (this is my 4th semester and i only have 27 credits). i hate having to double major and not having money for a uni. but, i know im not educationally ready for a uni yet.

CiaKonwerski
16-08-10, 06:08
Some of the ones I will be taking this year. SENIOR YEAR BABY!

AP Psychology
Duel Enrollment Biology
English 12-I was offered AP, but way to difficult.
Chemistry
Algebra II-I suck at math, was put into a lower math.
Latin
A. Govt.
Economics/Personal finance.

:D:jmp:

Raider4Ever96
16-08-10, 06:41
I'm in 10th grade this year.:D

1st-English II
2nd-Computer I
3rd-Health
4th-Algebra II
5th-World History
6th-Biology II

:)

Legend 4ever
16-08-10, 09:36
Starting college in October. Really excited.

1st Semester:
1. English
2. Writing and Media Types
3. Intro to Journalism and Media & Culture
4. Audio-visual communication I
5. Intro to Marketing Communications
6. Intro to Media Communication

2nd Semester:
1. Semantics and Pragmatics in Communication
2. English
3. Intro to PR
4. Audio-visual Communication II
5. History of Culture & Media
6. Market Society

lunavixen
16-08-10, 10:02
Tuesday:
Sociology of Youth and Delinquency

Wednesday:
Social Theory (lecture)

Thursday:
(Social Theory tutorial)
Political Sociology

and i have an offline unit too,
Indigenous legal issues

Chocola teapot
16-08-10, 11:19
I'm not sure what order my lessons will be in when I go back to sixth form...

A level Art, Geography and Sciences, AND Welsh Baccalauriette.

Ect...

Lmao :p

xXhayleyroxXx
16-08-10, 11:27
I havnt had my lesson plan yet but I'll be studying Animal Management which covers handling the animals and classroom work, so I'll be doing something different every day.

igonge
16-08-10, 11:39
I have my college enrolment tomorrow so I'll find out my timetable then :p

Dustie
16-08-10, 11:40
I'm not back in college until October, but the majors I picked up are Editing and Production. My school's on weekends - 2 each month - and classes usually start at 9:00 AM... and that's pretty much all there is to know :p

[Xmas]
16-08-10, 11:50
Don't even try to talk about school... I don't want to go there!! :(

lunavixen
17-08-10, 04:11
try a third year uni assignment if you think school is bad

MattTR
17-08-10, 05:12
6 more days, gah. :hea:

Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy Lab I, Intermediate Algebra, Social Problems, Art Appreciation

Those are my classes this term. :eek:

EmeraldFields
17-08-10, 05:13
6 more days, gah. :hea:

Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy Lab I, Intermediate Algebra, Social Problems, Art Appreciation

Those are my classes this term. :eek:

Anatomy! That was my favorite class last year! :D

star-dust
17-08-10, 05:14
I have nooo classes, :( , until November! :D

Apathetic
17-08-10, 05:39
Speech
Business foundations
Physical Education
English
Biology l
Geography/History of the world
Algebra l

Blah. :(

Capt. Murphy
17-08-10, 05:50
Have you ever had a dream you were in school, like in the morning out in the hall? And you don't have your class schedule, so you have to figure out which class and room you have to go to, but you just don't know... Maybe the schedule is in your locker... on the other side of the building! You go to that hall... Wait, which one is my locker? Do I have the right books? *sigh* Lets try this room. Okay, everybody seems to know me, so I must be in the right place... but what am I supposed to do in here? :confused:

:vlol:

Quasimodo
17-08-10, 06:33
^
Oh, just about every time before a new semester. In my school/college anxiety dreams, there's all kinds of weird buildings (once I had a class in a building made of tents and tunnels, like some kiddie play place), broken stairs, stairs to nowhere, TR-like platforms, areas reachable only by rope, rows of seats perched precariously atop ledges 40ft up a wall (I'm afraid of heights) etc, etc.

XBOXCroft
17-08-10, 11:10
Monday:
Homeroom I (Values Development)
Physical Education and Health
English I (Grammar/Philippine Literature/Reading)
Science and Technology I (General Science)
Mathematics I (Elementary Algebra)

Tuesday:
Social Science I (Philippine History)
Christian Living I (Old Testament & New Testament)
Computer 1 (Basic Macromedia Flash)
Arts and Technology (Electronics/Music 1)
Science and Technology I (General Science)

Wednesday:
Filipino I (Malawakang Pag-aaral ng Wika at Panitikan)
Mathematics I (Elementary Algebra)
Physical Education and Health
English I (Grammar/Philippine Literature/Reading)
Extra/Co-Curricular Participation

Thursday:
Christian Living I (Old Testament & New Testament)
Arts and Technology (Electronics/Music 1)
Social Science I (Philippine History)
English I (Grammar/Philippine Literature/Reading)
Mathematics I (Elementary Algebra)

Friday:
Filipino I (Malawakang Pag-aaral ng Wika at Panitikan)
Mathematics I (Elementary Algebra)
Social Science I (Philippine History)
Science and Technology I (General Science)

:D

LightningRider
17-08-10, 11:48
Extremely Long List.

:D

This. :p

xcrushterx
17-08-10, 12:09
I'm only in school until I find a full-time job, but until then I'll have...

Advanced Higher English (1st Year University Course)
Higher R.M.P.S. (Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies)
Intermediate 2 Hospitality

Are you nuts? D: Well I guess I can't talk since I did AH maths and AH music in my 6th year. :o I just hated English at higher nevermind advanced XD

You'll enjoy Int 2 Hospitality :) Easy A!

Lee1711
17-08-10, 12:14
Last year of secondary school.

English
Irish
French
Maths
Biology
Art History & Appriciation
Art
Business
and another class (preparation for the world of work and enterprise education)

igonge
17-08-10, 13:06
My college timetable is rather random :p

Poke Warrior
17-08-10, 13:13
College

Mon/Fri: Fine Art :D

moodydog
17-08-10, 13:14
I am not sure when but...

Maths
Physics
Art

:p

DgoOdz94
17-08-10, 14:28
Chemistry GT
English II Pre-AP
French I
Geometry Pre-AP
Medical Terminology
Tenor-Bass Choir
World History Pre-AP

:D

JonnyT
17-08-10, 14:44
I have college Tuesdays-Fridays studying programming :p

I, Tomb Raider
17-08-10, 14:51
I will start with 2-nd year of high school on 1-st of September, so I don't know my classes yet. :p

trlestew
17-08-10, 15:07
I don't start 'till August 30th, so that's probably why I don't have my shedule yet.

larson n natla
17-08-10, 15:35
Not to sure but my schedule last year was as follows

Option Days

Monday:

Drama 9:15 - 10:35, Geography 11:00 - 12:30, I.T 1:30 - 2:20, History 2:25 - 3:05

Wednesday:

P.E 9:15 - 10:35, History 11:00 - 12:30, Geography 1:30 - 2:20, I.T 2:25 - 3:05


The core days take too long to explain but I had

Science - 6 -7 lessons a week including doubles
English - 5-6 lessons a week including doubles
Maths - 6- 7 lessons a week including doubles
I.T - 6 - 7 lessons a week including doubles and Option Days

(P.E was not optional it was places on that day to avoid missing important lessons like English, Maths and Science.)

Hope that was clear, and yes by the end of last year I was run down and tired but hopefully I will have passed half of my G.C.S.E's before starting year 11 so it was worth it!

Tonyrobinson
17-08-10, 16:02
Film Studies. :)

_Beccaty_
17-08-10, 16:07
Computing Science when Uni starts :D

kooky
17-08-10, 16:14
Here's my schedule, I think I'm the only person here taking two math classes at the same time next year:

1st hour Geometry
2nd hour Health/P.E.
3rd hour English Composition
4th hour Physics
5th hour Algebra II
6th hour AP Human Geography

freeze10108
17-08-10, 17:09
I got my schedule for senior year about an hour ago! :jmp:

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday:

1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. AP Calculus BC
3. AP Literature/Composition
4. AP Spanish
5. AP American/Comparative Government
6. Theater Arts 4
7. Theater Arts 5

Wednesday Block:

1. Anatomy and Physiology
3. AP Literature/Composition
5. AP American/Comparative Government
7. Theater Arts 5

Thursday Block:

2. AP Calculus BC
4. AP Spanish
6. Theater Arts 4
7. Theater Arts 5

The ordinary day is six classes, but the production theater class is a seventh hour so I have to stay after school longer (but it's theater, so it's all good!). :)

mind
17-08-10, 17:44
Biology
Biology Seminars
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
French
English
Physical Education
Geography
History
Humanities (I don't know if this is the proper name for it but it's one class which consists of politology, psychology, sociology, economy, economics, philosophy, law etc.)
Slovak/Literature
Information Technologies

sjam_raider
17-08-10, 19:32
Philosophy, Media Studies, English Literature and Psychology :)

StefanJ94
17-08-10, 19:39
I will start with 2-nd year of high school on 1-st of September, so I don't know my classes yet. :p

Just add sociology to the classes you had before and you're ready to go (I think :pi:) :D

Anyway here are mine:

Macedonian
English
German
Math
Computer Studies
History
Geography
Sociology
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Music
Art
Sports

Tyrannosaurus
17-08-10, 20:37
Monday: Fiction Workshop 7:15 - 10:15

Wednesday: Mentored Study (http://www.cca.edu/academics/write/curriculum/spring/660/1) with Anne Marino (http://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/amarino) 1:00 - 2:00

A Jaunt With Ulysses (http://www.cca.edu/academics/write/curriculum/fall/602/6) 4:00 - 7:00

Friday: Reinvention 12:00 - 3:00

The Fiction Writing workshop is self-explanatory, and Reinvention is a course on the mythic structure and enduring archetypes found in the immortal myths, and how they might be utilized again by modern writers.

Only four courses, but a lot of reading and writing is involved. Of course, these courses are only graded on a pass/fail basis, thank the dinosaur gods. The focus, therefore, is not on writing something that you think will get you a good grade, but focusing on becoming a better writer. If this course load were any more dense, I wouldn't be able to function academically.

Minty Mouth
17-08-10, 20:38
English Lang/Lit, Philosophy and Media Studies.

Us UKers take so few subjects as standard :p

lara c. fan
17-08-10, 20:41
English
Maths
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
German
ICT
History
Drama
Business Studies
PE
PSHCE


Ah, the jolly times of secondary school.

robm_2007
17-08-10, 22:32
Just add sociology to the classes you had before and you're ready to go (I think :pi:) :D

Anyway here are mine:

Macedonian
English
German
Math
Computer Studies
History
Geography
Sociology
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Music
Art
Sports

how the **** can you take 14 classes? are they all half an hour?:confused:

StefanJ94
17-08-10, 22:35
how the **** can you take 14 classes? are they all half an hour?:confused:

nope, each class lasts 45 minutes and we don't have them all in one day. We have like 6 classes every day, from monday to friday :D

scoopy_loopy
17-08-10, 22:38
Tues & Thurs - Japanese
Mon & Friday - French
Thurs - German
Tues, Wed & Thurs - Psychology

Or at least - that would be my time table if I ever bothered going to uni.

moodydog
17-08-10, 22:44
I want to change mine :(

I'd rather be doing film and media studies and game design/ animation rather than maths and physics!!!

robm_2007
17-08-10, 22:45
nope, each class lasts 45 minutes and we don't have them all in one day. We have like 6 classes every day, from monday to friday :D

what year in school are you? maybe it seems like a lot cuz i live in America, where education is not as greatly enforced as Europe or Asia.

that must be quite a bit of homework.....

moodydog
17-08-10, 22:47
what year in school are you? maybe it seems like a lot cuz i live in America, where education is not as greatly enforced as Europe or Asia.

that must be quite a bit of homework.....

what is school like in america ?? :D Also, in my old school in highschool (not GCSE) i took about 16 hmm.... Maths, English Lit, English Lang, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, RE, French, Spanish, PE, Geography, History, Art, Music, ICT, oh and this wierd subject that changes every term. They were all compulsory

StefanJ94
17-08-10, 22:53
what year in school are you? maybe it seems like a lot cuz i live in America, where education is not as greatly enforced as Europe or Asia.

that must be quite a bit of homework.....

I'm second year High School :D
And thats not much homework, because they don't give us much and the lessons are not that hard :D or maybe I don't care that much :)

robm_2007
17-08-10, 22:59
what is school like in america ?? :D

in my experience (im 21 now):

Kindergarten through sixth grade, you basically learn English, math, PE, and Science in your classroom, which the same teacher teaches you. (we didnt really learn history then....:o) the only classes you had with another teacher in another room was Art, Music, and Gym.

then in 7-12th grade: you have English, Math, Science, History, a couple electives, and Gym; you walk to your different classes.

but High school now kinda sucks, cuz teachers arent really teaching you to complete their course, but rather to be able to pass your State's mandatory standardize tests; you fail it, then you dont graduate or move onto the next grade. (thank you "No child Left behind Act", courtesy of Mr. GW Bush)
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Europe and Asia seem to have a greater enforcement to have their kids get a great education (in public schooling), like learning various foreign languages and getting more culture into them cuz they want them to have great futures.

in America, we dont really need to get a great education (in public schooling). i just always seem to notice that ppl from Europe and Asia tend to seem smarter. its like, we already live in America, "The Land of Opportunity", so we think we dont need to work as hard to have a good life when we grow-up, cuz we alreadty have it made as Americans. (im speaking for myself, though; it migt not apply to all Americans.)

freeze10108
17-08-10, 23:57
but High school now kinda sucks, cuz teachers arent really teaching you to complete their course, but rather to be able to pass your State's mandatory standardize tests; you fail it, then you dont graduate or move onto the next grade. (thank you "No child Left behind Act", courtesy of Mr. GW Bush)

In my experience, that's not true. All my teachers teach you to pass their class, and therefore pass any standardized tests (AP tests in my case). Further, I've been able to use what I've learned beyond the class, showing that they've taught the material beyond passing a class and earning a letter grade.

Regarding your statements about the education system we have and the related motivation, I think that people will get out of it what they want to put in. I prefer it this way as it makes it easier for me to succeed when others aren't trying as hard, as standards are lowered and more easily jumped for me. ;)

aktrekker
18-08-10, 02:12
but High school now kinda sucks, cuz teachers arent really teaching you to complete their course, but rather to be able to pass your State's mandatory standardize tests; you fail it, then you dont graduate or move onto the next grade.
Completing the course should enable you to pass the test. If it doesn't, the class is lacking. Exactly what you are complaining about later in your post - Americans don't seem to learn as much as other countries.

(thank you "No child Left behind Act", courtesy of Mr. GW Bush)
Don't blame Bush. Senator Ted Kennedy did most of the work and the Act received overwhelming bipartisan support.

i just always seem to notice that ppl from Europe and Asia tend to seem smarter.
See above.

I'd rather be doing film and media studies and game design/ animation rather than maths and physics!!!
Game design and animation require knowledge of advanced math and physics.
Trust me, you need to know it. As you study, try to think of ways it might apply to a game or animating a model. It will make it more interesting and you will learn faster and remember longer.

Gladous
18-08-10, 02:58
1. Alegebra

2. Computer Business Applications

3. Pre-AP English

4. Physical Science

5. Spanish I

6. Economics

7. Civics

:D

robm_2007
18-08-10, 03:00
In my experience, that's not true. All my teachers teach you to pass their class, and therefore pass any standardized tests (AP tests in my case). Further, I've been able to use what I've learned beyond the class, showing that they've taught the material beyond passing a class and earning a letter grade.

Regarding your statements about the education system we have and the related motivation, I think that people will get out of it what they want to put in. I prefer it this way as it makes it easier for me to succeed when others aren't trying as hard, as standards are lowered and more easily jumped for me. ;)

Completing the course should enable you to pass the test. If it doesn't, the class is lacking. Exactly what you are complaining about later in your post - Americans don't seem to learn as much as other countries.

thats the thing, though. you arent learning to get the knowledge for passing that course, but rather the standardize test. the things presented that you need to know can be very different things.

You can get an 'A' in the class (or all of your classes for that matter), but if you fail the standarized test then you cant move on until you do; in my case the AIMS (Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards); then you dont exactly pass what was necessary, IMO. you are basically only learning what the test will specifically ask you to know, and not beyond that.

i just dont think that public education in America (well, i guess i can only speak for Arizona), is generally in a good state.

For example, i barely began (in-depth) learning in school about the US constitution in my second semester of Senior year :/

aktrekker
18-08-10, 03:11
For example, i barely began (in-depth) learning in school about the US constitution in my second semester of Senior year :/
Same for me. And I was in high school long before you were born.

robm_2007
18-08-10, 03:14
Same for me. And I was in high school long before you were born.

then doesnt that tell you something about our public educational system?

Tihocan9
18-08-10, 03:32
Honors Algebra II
Honors America Lit
Wind Ensemble (Orchestra)
Honors Spanish III
AP Chemistry
Economics and Sociology
Human Anatomy and Physiology

aktrekker
18-08-10, 03:42
then doesnt that tell you something about our public educational system?
That the constitution is an advanced topic and should wait until you are mature enough to understand it.
And you don't need to get into too much detail unless you are going into government.

robm_2007
18-08-10, 03:46
That the constitution is an advanced topic and should wait until you are mature enough to understand it.
And you don't need to get into too much detail unless you are going into government.

it was a government class....:p (mostly in high school) i just found myself wondering why we hadnt learned certain things or gone over certain areas yet, when it seemed like they would be important for us to learn by then.

do you like the state of American public education?

aktrekker
18-08-10, 05:48
No.
When people can graduate college and not be able to read properly or balance a checkbook, something is wrong.
http://digg.com/general_sciences/US_Government%3A_71_percent_of_college_graduates_c an_t_read_proficiently

just*raidin*tomb
18-08-10, 05:58
English IV (AP)

Civics & Economics (Honors)

Digital Photography

Art 3/ Ceramics (Honors)

Marching Band (Honors)

:D Can't wait for school to start back! Well...sorta. :pi:

Tihocan9
20-08-10, 04:06
Marching Band (Honors)


Your school has an Honors Marching band class? That's so odd. :tea: Is it an extracurricular or what?

EmeraldFields
20-08-10, 04:52
No.
When people can graduate college and not be able to read properly or balance a checkbook, something is wrong.
http://digg.com/general_sciences/US_Government%3A_71_percent_of_college_graduates_c an_t_read_proficiently

95.4% of high school graduates and 71% of college graduates cannot read proficiently

How is that even possible? Is it possible to forget how to read?

Uzi master
20-08-10, 04:56
is that american statsitics? maybe stereotypes are true...


wonder what canadian statistics are.

aktrekker
20-08-10, 05:05
That was US statistics. And they didn't forget how to read, they never learned. At least not very well.

For Canada I found the following. It is different than US education so I don't know how to interpret it.
http://www.ccsd.ca/factsheets/education/

The 2004 Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey revealed that a considerable number of Canadians have low literacy and numeracy skills. (For a detailed description of this Statistics Canada survey, done in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, see the end of this fact sheet.) Among those aged 16 to 65, literacy skill levels were moderate on all four assessment scales - prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving abilities.

When Canadians were ranked on their prose skills, the majority (38.6%) scored at Level 3, 19.5% performed at the highest level (Level 4/5), 27.3% were rated at Level 2, and 14.6% scored at the lowest prose literacy level.

The 14.6% of Canadians who scored at the lowest level of prose literacy in 2003 represents well over three million Canadians who have problems dealing with printed materials and most likely have difficulty reading. This proportion was down slightly from 1994, when 17% of Canadians were rated at this lowest level.

freeze10108
20-08-10, 05:10
I'm not really sure where they got those figures from (the US ones); the website doesn't have those statistics listed (at least, nowhere that I can find). Further, the results portion of the study says that approximately 86 % of those surveyed can at least "perform simple and everyday literacy activities."

You may want to skim the study (http://nces.ed.gov/NAAL/kf_demographics.asp) yourself as well. ;)

aktrekker
20-08-10, 05:38
It doesn't seem to give exact figures, only test scores.
But you can download the data files and probably come up with the percentages fairly easily. The numbers given in the Digg do seem a little high. But they aren't literacy numbers. It clearly says they could not read proficiently. That could mean the Basic level and possible lower intermediate level.

freeze10108
20-08-10, 05:45
It doesn't seem to give exact figures, only test scores.
But you can download the data files and probably come up[ with the percentages fairly easily. The numbers given in the Digg do seem a little high. But they aren't literacy numbers. It clearly says they could not read proficiently. That could mean the Basic level and possible lower intermediate level.

Their definition of "proficient" is as follows:

can perform complex and challenging literacy activities

To me, that's not a statistic that that many people are expected to fall under to begin with, so the numbers from digg, which I'll check shortly, aren't that surprising.

This is their graphic for the literacy placement:

http://nces.ed.gov/NAAL/images/KF_D_Overall3.jpg

aktrekker
20-08-10, 06:00
That's where the actual scores placed the people. The definition of the categories depends on score. I didn't look for the exact cutoffs, but above the image you posted it shows scores and where those scores fell on the scale.

freeze10108
20-08-10, 06:27
I don't see cutoffs anywhere on that page whatsoever. I see an average score and a graph that places the scores on a percentage scale of who's in which category. Also, I can't use the information they provided for downloading as it's in a proprietary format whose program won't run under Wine on my laptop, and I'm not really wanting to go downstairs to do this right now :p, so I can't try to figure out the statistics myself at the moment.

A.JJ.G
20-08-10, 10:09
I'm currently between years, but here's what I think/hope I'll be getting

Art
*Moving Image Arts/ICT
Geography
Biology
Physics
Chemistry
French
Maths
English Language
English Literature

*Moving Image Arts is an animation class that only 12 people in our whole year will get into. Hopefully, I'll get in since I only know 4 other people who applied. :o But, worst case scenario is I get into ICT (computing) which I want to do as well (but can't since we only were given a few choices :rolleyes:)

Legend 4ever
20-08-10, 11:03
Their definition of "proficient" is as follows:
To me, that's not a statistic that that many people are expected to fall under to begin with, so the numbers from digg, which I'll check shortly, aren't that surprising.

Yes it is. At least all of the native speakers should, because it's what's being asked from the foreigners to know. If people whose first language is not English can be proficient in it, so should the people who have English as their first language.

freeze10108
20-08-10, 15:19
Yes it is. At least all of the native speakers should, because it's what's being asked from the foreigners to know. If people whose first language is not English can be proficient in it, so should the people who have English as their first language.

Please. Go read Ulysses or Finnegans Wake (which isn't exactly English though... :p), without any annotations, help from others, or really anything besides the book itself, and then tell me that everyone that natively speaks English should be able to understand those novels in one go without aid.

erosan
20-08-10, 22:12
3D Modeling 1
Concept Art
Digital Imaging 2
Sculpture
Life Drawing 2

MattTR
27-08-10, 03:55
Anatomy! That was my favorite class last year! :D

Really? :eek:

I don't love it, but I certainly don't hate it. It's very useful, but it's really challenging. So much study time, but it'll pay off in the end for sure. :tmb:

I had my first 2 classes this week, and my professor seems pretty easy-going, hopefully he'll do a good job with explaining the lectures. :D

TRexbait
28-08-10, 03:40
Advanced Placement English Language
Advanced Placement Spanish Literature
Advanced Placement Calculus BC
Honors US History (Modern)
Honors Physics
Advanced Placement Biology

People think I'm insane for all of the APs. Kinda am...