not having a good week at all when it comes to productivity.
ive still got an entire digital illustration to finish tonight and i have been sitting here for 4 fucking hours with no luck what so ever trying to put this piece of shit together.
I still have to finish my notes too and god if i have to sit at a computer and make stupid shit any longer I might just throw this cintiq across the room.
accurate representation ofshowing your friend something you enjoy but they dont
showing my non blader friends a blading video/showing my non sponger friends a sponging video.
Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F
I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?
You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.
Average American Grading Scale:
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
F- 59 and under
And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below
Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier?
No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?
UK Grading Scale
Below 40: F
next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid
i’m gonna remind you
that our “average” is your “A”
#is that true?
Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.
And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.
I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day
File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.
being someone who’s attended public school both in American and in Serbia, I can definitely say that school in America was WAY easier than back in Serbia.
in the US we started learning multiplication and division in the 3rd grade while in Serbia we started in 1st grade. Testing in Serbia is more often than not an oral test, therefore cheating is not an option — and it was either pass or fail. You entire year’s work came down to the final oral exam where the teacher would determine whether or not you are ready to go on to the next grade.
in the US I’ve had a handful of oral exams, while the rest were multiple choice and short answer. Multiple choice literally puts the correct answer in front of you, you just have to somewhat be aware of it.
although, i do agree that the grading scale is a bit odd - but it doesn’t take much (or at least it didnt for me and my friends growing up) to realize that grades are very insignificant in the grand scheme of things..
I’d like to note: before tumblr decides to rip me a new one, this opinion is super subjective and contextualized to my experience.