Thread: What'cha Reading?
08-12-2016, 10:38 PM #2051
08-12-2016, 11:24 PM #2052
@ceecee The biggest problem with AP courses is the sheer volume of material covered in those classes. Because there is so much material to cover, there isn't room for much discussion and the subjects aren't discussed at any depth.
The book also exposes the fraud of the SAT as a tool to weed out potentially bad students. It doesn't.
Even studies performed by the College Board itself conclude that the main value of the SAT is a modest ability to help predict first-year college GPA. That's it.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
08-12-2016, 11:33 PM #2053
The SAT was never meant to be a diagnostic tool for future success or anything like that. It is a tool used for deciding whether or not you can enroll at a particular school. Period. End of story. Any other use is fraudulent, but the problem is that this is being used as an excuse to eliminate the SAT. The SAT itself is not a fraud, only the way it's been used, as some kind of educational prognosticator, is fraudulent. In the long run the idea is to eliminate all testing in order to make it possible for any student to get a free ride to college on the government."But you forget that there is one value that is greater than all others: human freedom. Because no matter how perfectly you set the world up for humanity, they will always rebel simply to exert their own selves. You cannot win."
08-13-2016, 12:30 AM #2054
@Tellenbach Yes AP courses do have too much material, but I took them because regular classes are a literal joke and you don't learn anything. I did learn more taking AP classes compared to the regular counterparts, but it was mostly because I had to teach myself. I felt like some of my teachers in elective classes were more interactive and discussion based than AP classes. And yeah people teaching AP classes are forced to teach to the test. My AP lang teach literally gave us tips in case we didn't have time to read the passage and like if we're forced to rush through the passage then what's the point? So I'm not taking AP lit this year; I can learn more English on my own.
08-13-2016, 03:38 PM #2055
Oblivion, by Kelly Creagh.CHOOSE THE PATH THEY'LL NEVER TAKE
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08-17-2016, 12:26 PM #2056
Here's looking at Euclid by Alex Bellos
has anyone else here read it? Would love to discuss!When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
-Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet
09-02-2016, 09:06 PM #2057
09-02-2016, 09:15 PM #2058
New harry potter. I gave in. Aunt said it was good, cousin did, vent did. So yeap.
09-03-2016, 12:42 AM #2059
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Recently finished Listen Liberal by Thomas Frank. Brilliant book.
Anyone who wants to know how the Democratic Party became the party for Wall Street and neocons to support and why it seems like the economic policies (instead of the rhetoric) of the Democrats help powerful interests and how the so-called Reagan Democrats were ditched by the Democratic Party years before they became Republicans should read it.....Originally Posted by Archilochus
Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers" not "blessed are the conflict avoiders.....
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09-04-2016, 02:03 PM #2060
Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body.
This is a fascinating book about the placebo effect. I bet you didn't know that:
This revealed what the companies had been hiding: that in most cases (severely ill patients are an exception), antidepressant drugs such as Prozac have little effect over and above placebo. Meanwhile Benedetti has found that Valium, which is widely prescribed for anxiety disorders, has no effect unless patients know they are taking it. "The more we know about placebos," he says, "the more we learn that many positive outcomes of clinical trials are attributable to placebo effects."Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
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