Knowledge Is Power

As a kid, well younger I mean; I hated going to school. It wasn’t that I did poorly in school but it didn’t seem like I was going anywhere in school and it was very boring. Until, I learned that being good at school will definitely benefit in the long run. Knowledge is power I always say. Having a school that provides really strong teachers and has high grades will definitely be a benefit. Having fun in school is also something to note. School shouldn’t be about the worst parts of your childhood but the starting of something great. That’s why the best schools or even teachers try to make learning fun and memorable. Also, schools carrying extra-curricular activities are a great way to start having a little fun in school and even letting some steam off. Always try to have a little fun while in school so you’re not “brain-dead.” But inside the learning environment or a classroom for instance, the teacher should really try to interact with the students and try to make a lesson more enjoyable. These lessons will help us later on in life no matter how boring they are. That’s why I think it’s best to learn as much as you can so that you can be something better later on in life. Why fool around in school and try really hard to get a very low paying job when you could have tried really hard in school and learn as much as you can to get your dream job or a high paying job? Knowledge or a brain is one thing humans have that should not be wasted. Empower yourself with knowledge and you won’t regret it. When you’re in school wondering why I am sitting here listening to a boring lesson, tell yourself knowledge is power and try your hardest. Even if your having a bad day, remember it will get better later on in life. Keep your chin high. #knowlegeispower


Exams versus projects

In a daily high school students life you get something called an exam at the end of the semester or term depending on the school. This is basically a huge test counting for more than 25% of their grade.

These exams could go up to ten pages, with over 100 questions including multiple choice. What I think exams really show is in a short period of time reading your notes you need to memorize all of it for the exam. It may consist of formulas for math you have no idea what are for but know how to use when given a textbook type question. Also what happens to the students who can’t memorize formulas or things really quick and don’t do well under pressure? Does that mean they aren’t smart because they didn’t do well on the exam and it affected their mark heavily? No it means they were given something out of their way of learning and thinking they would be fine because of other students. But no, not every student learns this way and this is why I really hate exams. Compared to projects where you have time to work and learn things the way you want. Also things you learned I feel stick to a person better than having a really stressful test. Not to forget you get to work with peers where collaborating with another friend or student will bring a stronger knowledge of what they are learning. Remember two brains are better than one. Also the pressure and stress on the brain is a lot less, you will be stressed to make sure you got everything for the exam and hoping the exam isn’t hard but in projects you aren’t as stressed giving in something you get to spend time on and work with peers. Plus projects can be fun and a great experience for students where when in life are you going to have to write a very long exam? Maybe driving but that’s the only one you probably have to write in the rest of your life. On the other hand if you are given an exam where your teacher understands the way the class learns and understands learning instead of memorizing that would be less stressful because instead of putting facts about a war why not have a question that sums up if a student understood the war and why it happened with little special details (example from history). Also a teacher who understands the stress of having a long exam the teacher can sum up an exam into 2 pages. The amount of stress that would change from a lot when having a 10 page exam will drop to a little when compared to a 2 page exam.