Is a mark supposed to represent how smart a student is? Or is it supposed to symbolize the hard work that person has put in? Many people argue that the marks are supposed to represent both, which is why when colleges/universities decide on admissions, they will look at a person’s GPA (and not just their SAT/ACT mark). However, I believe marks are only a representation of how smart the person is. For colleges/universities to look at our GPA is just as fair as doing an IQ test to see if your set to get admission to that college/university. Now why does hard work not get counted into our GPA? That’s simple, if you think about a kid who tries hard in school but can’t seem to grasp the concept of a subject (mainly in the maths and sciences), do you think hard work will pay off? Nope. Here’s a great example. The kid who sits beside me in math class. Everyday, he gets out his notes and pretends (well not really), but he writes the notes off the textbook and determines that is enough. I would perceive that he is lacking the knowledge in math and probably in life, because he thinks that writing notes is more important than listening to the teacher. This is an excellent example of how dumb kids can’t get high marks, no matter how much they try. His current GPA in math is 1.45. No jokes. It may be because he messed up his first quiz, but that’s only because his studying methods are questionable.
So why don’t colleges/universities do it? Why don’t they just make up an IQ test for admissions? Why do they look at your GPA and SAT/ACT scores? That’s a question for the admission folks to answer. I believe they need to look at the ways of grading the GPA, if their gonna use it. Teachers (talking mostly about those in the maths and sciences specifically) need to understand that tests/quizes aren’t the only forms of determining a person’s GPA score. There are many other forms of assessments like projects, presentations, etc. Those usually help those who are dumb, but want to try, a chance to score a higher GPA (because of their hard work). They shouldn’t be penalized for studying hard (even though their ways of studying is pretty questionable).
All I want people to know is that in the real world, we don’t grade people through doing tests/quizes. They do not determine whether you can do the job or not. Many like MANY jobs require social skills, which can’t be gained through tests and quizes, however, in group projects and assignments, they can help you gain the required social skills in the workplace. My chemistry teacher said this, though I find that really hypocritical, since we only had one project in the entire course. Everything else was assessed through a test, quiz or lab test. It is good, that he understands that test taking isn’t a good way to educate folks like me.
So, question remains, are we able to change the policies of schools across the world and how colleges/universities look at GPAs? Maybe. But we need to start with educating those math and science teachers and telling them that tests and quizes aren’t the only ways to grade a person.
Hey guys, I wanna really start blogging again and on a timed basis, if I can remember. So far right now, I just feel lazy and don’t wanna write anything on here. Not that I don’t have any topics that I can jog on, but it’s just I’ve been really lazy and I don’t feel like writing it all down.
But for now. I just wanna say bullying sucks and that people should not be able to put up with it. They especially should not be dealing with this crap. If you feel like your being bullied, don’t commit suicide or go on a school shooting rampage. Talk to people. If your parents aren’t helping look for others. Friends are one way, but if you don’t have any, there are always organizations that can help those struggling with bullying. There is always hope and suicide/school shooting should never be the answer to bullying.
I haven’t gotten a lot of time to blog (well actually i do) but i choose not to blog because i’m lazy. well maybe sometime where i feel i should be vocal about things, i will soon start blogging again… for now… it’s just me and my lazy feelings that linger around. and i’m just writing this now because i have nothing to do on the class computer….. LOL
Wow. I’m finally back writing w/e I want on WordPress again 🙂 exams were shit like total shit and I’m off to a fresh start now. D: will be writing more random stuff in the coming weeks, don’t really have anything in my mind right now. Hopefully I will by the end of this week, which is when I hope I’ll be able to release a formal blog again!
Hey guys, as time draws closer, I’ll be deactivating a lot of my things, but not my blog. However, I will be cutting down on the number of blogs I’ll write onto WordPress so…. Yea!
New Year Day to me is usually a way to erase the bad memories of the past and refresh it with something better. We like to call those New Year’s resolutions. However, like you and me know, they normally don’t last for more than a week. Some even less than a day. There are a few who can carry it out for a month, but there’s only a tiny few who can carry it for the entire year. Let’s be honest to ourselves. We can’t keep a New Year’s resolution and therefore there’s no point in starting one. Unless your extremely serious about it, though I doubt it, don’t make a New Year’s resolution. Make one during the year. If you get into trouble, move on. But move on with the knowledge that you made this mistake and therefore will try your best to not make it again. If it’s something else like exercising to lose that 10 pounds, have someone encourage you to do it. Chances are, if there’s someone telling you to do something, you are a lot more likely to do it. It’s hard to tell yourself to do this and that without anyone helping you out. Trust me, writing this blog is one of the things I really have to constantly remind myself to do. I know writing this blog is extremely optional, but I know writing it will help voice my opinions and help with my English. However, there are those days where I just forget about it and tend to ignore it for a while. Same for losing weight. Unless your doing it everyday, chances are, you’re gonna get lazy and not start working out. It’s really human nature to be lazy. Of course there are those who are workaholics, however a majority of the people in this world are lazy. It’s ok. I mean what can you do about what nature does to your body? But remember you may one day regret not doing that workout you promised yourself to do. I certainly worked my ass off after a harsh visit to the doctor’s… That was like 2 years ago. Now I visit my doctor every month… Which is excessive for a teenager… But whenever I end up going, I can’t control myself to either workout more because my body is really unhealthy or stop my craving for coffee because my caffeine is terribly bad for your body too. I love my latte’s and double creme/sugar.
Again, don’t make a New Year’s resolution unless your certainly sure you are going to able to keep it. Let’s face it, after a week of telling yourself to workout, your gonna get lazy and stop. Let’s be honest with ourselves and just make one throughout the year.
Oh and Happy New Year. 🙂 the world ain’t gonna end folks. It’s like that stupid pastor guy who said the world was gonna end like sometime during this 2011…
Party hard, but make sure to have a designated driver if your gonna drink at the party! Remember a lot of public buses are offering free bus service tonight, so those who can’t afford the taxi or a designated driver, the public buses are definitely an option!
I’m kinda unsure what to really talk about in this post. However, in life, especially in English, you will have write articles with complete BS because you haven’t studied for the subject and writing an essay is only possible through BSing over your work.
BSing your work is actually not a hard thing to do. Actually what I’m doing right now is BSing my work. Well not my work but my blog post. This is because I’m currently surrounded by my friends who are extremely into The Big Bang Theory, which is a show I don’t really watch and I don’t wanna get into a habit of watching. I mean it’s probably a good show, but I don’t wanna become an addict on TV shows, like I already am with COPS and Family Guy 🙂
Anyway, BSing is a really easy thing to do and it’s especially great thing to do when you have no idea what to talk about. Plus you can get a good mark 🙂
LOL AT&T just dropped their bid to buy T-Mobile!!! OMGGGGOSH
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…………. Everyone knows that song…. And it gets played a lot during the Christmas time. But the questions is, is it really the most wonderful time of the year?
Christmas is all about meeting friends and spending time with loved ones and for the little ones, it’s all about getting gifts from Santa. Because Santa Claus is a real person who works at your local Walmart or shopping center. And you get to take pictures with him there. But what about the children who do not get a gift from Santa? Who are these children? These children are ones who live in your neighborhood. These children do not have a gift for Christmas not because Santa was too busy to give a gift for them, it’s because in life, nothing comes free without any work. These children expect to receive a gift without doing much, except for being good and nice. That’s not enough for today’s society. Being good and nice won’t get you much, except maybe a few friends that talk to you on occasion. Children need to learn how cruel life can be. Christmas is a time for fun and good times, but not every family will be able to get this gift of Christmas. Stuffing a bus with toys or running toy drives won’t really do much, because these gifts will be given to the children who are extremely poor, AKA in homeless shelters because their moms/dads are drug addicts. What about those families who have lost their job in this cruel economy? Do the kids from these families get a gift from these donations? Nope. We think that the middle class families can really support themselves. But seeing how the American economy is, there are a lot of children from in the middle class families who do not get to have a wonderful Christmas time, with gifts. These middle class families who just lost their jobs in this terrible economy should really be taken into attention. Sure, those kids who live in homeless shelters need help too, but we can’t forget those families who actually supported the economy. These middle class families are now suffering because they recently been hit with this terrible recession and these children are gonna suffer with the parents.
Christmas is a time to give. Not just to those who are homeless.