Back when I was enrolled in public school, I managed to avoid doing more than two research papers for the two years I was there since I had an IEP.
I got a 100% on a report about the history of the railroads in America and really half assed it. I'm sure I would've failed or got a D in an honor's class since I blew off the project until the last day before it was due and it was only two page slong and full of dull facts that had almost no bearing on the subject besides to take up room.
Something I am proud of though is that I got an A+ on my 119 question midterm for American History. Rote memorization is my specialty.
To clarify, the paper I wrote was wrote in 9th grade and the test I took was in 10th grade and all of my classes were the standard curriculum.
The latest I've turned in a paper... well you know how I said I only had to do two of those papers right? The other one didn't get turned in until two weeks after the due date... It's funny how much having an IEP allows you to get away with.
I'm currently in the 10th grade. Got all grades from 1 to 10 9 yes, our grade system is from 1 to 10) in test papers.
10 i got only rarely, and mostly at English.
only once i got an 1, for cheating at an Technology and Communication test.
btw, did you know that Romania's school system is actually the hardest in the world? What we , Romanian, do in the 3rd grade is done in America in the 6th grade, and what Romanians do at the start of the 9th grade is what Americans start in the university.
My last week's physics homework:
A plane flies from location A to location B. The distance between them is 9877,6 miles. for the first 1904,1 miles, the average speed of the plane is 109 mph. For the next 661,2 miles, the average speed of the plane is 111,2 miles per hour. For the next 38,75% of the journey, the average speed is x, and for the rest of the journey, the average speed of the plane is 110 mph.
Knowing that x+17% rounded up is also the number of passengers and knowing that 29% of the passengers, rounded down, are females, what's the possibility of a female exiting the plane first?
Also, what is the possibility of a female exiting the plane 7th?
Knowing that another plane will do the same trip the enxt day, but because of bad weather, it will have all the above numbers -1, and knowing that the plane takes off at 9:31 AM in a Sunday, when will the plane arrive at it's destination ? Also, knowing that one of the males on board is a computer programmer, what's the chance that the programmer to exit after all females?
And this is only one of the easiest. Done it in 3 minutes.
I have proof. A guy that was in my school got his visa last year, and he'sbeen living in America. Back in Romania he got only 5/10 and 6/10, which is really, a shame, but there, he got only 10/10, and he wasntstudying at all.
Another proof are polls and research done by scientists. Some kind of American bozo didn't had anything else to do all day, and with 50 k $, he travveled all around Europe , getting to stay in each country for a week, and attend to school there. Of course, he paid good translators.
He stayed the first three days in the 5th grade and the next in 11th grade, in all countries.
On a scale from 0 to 20 of dificulty, Romania's got 18, the highest of all, the next being France, with 11 and Switzerland with 10.75. The he went to America and stayed in different schools. Only three american states got over 10, and those didn't reached 11.
Who's a compelte retard here is a genius in America.
I have heard from a couple of people who have been to secondary/high school in both Australia and America that school is incredibly easy over there. On the other hand, some family friends from Los Angeles have children who aren't even out of primary school yet (pretty sure it's called elementary school in LA) and they are doing as much homework as I got given in Year 9, so I'm not sure what to think.
I still think the ranking is a bit unfair, because here, in Romania, nobody actually cares if you do your homework after the 5th grade. Personally, i haven't gotten a homework in 2 years, and the last one i did was 5 years ago.
And I quote:
"My last week's physics homework"
Well that sure is a bitch.
The schools are failing....
I did average in school. High school in Australia goes from Year 7 to Year 12, though it's only really Year 12 that matters when it comes to determining your state-wide rank. I used to ace school until I got to the point where I couldn't rely on memory and had to start studying things. I had a poor work ethic and my grades started dropping from then on in. I still went alright, just not great. There were two subjects in my final year that I did very well in, though.
In English I got near-perfect (A+ or A) scores on all of my assessments/essays. Unfortunately, I bombed on the final exam (consisting of three essays done in three hours, I nailed one of them but choked and couldn't think of how to approach the other two) and ended up with a D-, bringing my overall grade for the unit down to about the statewide average.
I was doing advanced math at the start of Year 12 but dropped down to regular math halfway through in order to get a better state-wide rank for Year 12. Regular math I found incredibly easy and managed to get A+'s on every assessment and a perfect mark on both end-of-year exams, which put me in the top 1% of the state. Unfortunately, this isn't much to brag about because regular math was ridiculously easy and if I'd stuck with advanced math I would have got an average mark.
My other subjects weren't really that good. I think I got slightly above average for chemistry and physics, average for music and below average for legal studies.