Both college graduates. . Sad, but true



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#10 - antistar (03/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
User avatar #54 - niklamacz (03/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Actually my mom still helps me with moth and I'm in a first year of college right now
#69 to #54 - lindow (03/16/2013) [-]
#37 - deezknuts (03/16/2013) [-]
OP's Thought Process:

>this picture is sad but true
>better make sure everyone else gets the joke too
#14 - Thevaultboy (03/16/2013) [+] (6 replies)
#39 - Harjyot (03/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)

That caption made the content much more funnier.
User avatar #13 - katinka (03/16/2013) [-]
Implying people who are capable of temporarily memorizing and repeating information are intelligent. Most college graduates have more ambition than anything least from what I have observed.
User avatar #32 - mrgoodlove (03/16/2013) [-]
Have you seen that freakin show "are you smarter than a 5th grader"?! I don't remember learning any of that **** !!
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#42 - Bad Man (03/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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I'm a freshman in college, just graduated over a year ago, and most of what I learned in Calculus I don't even remember now.

Honestly, I've always wondered what was the point in teaching us math skills that we can't use practically, or even remember for the most part.
User avatar #59 to #42 - dengekisushi (03/16/2013) [-]
Apparently math classes are more for teaching you about problem-solving and increasing your ability to do so. It's more of a brian exercise class than anything productive, unless you're going into **** like engineering.
User avatar #50 - llamasandwhich (03/16/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Both my parents were stoners, and I was a strait A student.
User avatar #71 to #55 - zorororonoa (03/16/2013) [-]
classic excuse for when someone ***** up in a comment
User avatar #108 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (03/16/2013) [-]
People don't remember **** they learned 30 years ago unless they still use it, and nobody still uses everything they learned in school. Grade school is just to give you a platform off of which you can build a real education in college.
User avatar #99 - Trrave ONLINE (03/16/2013) [-]
In the case of my parents, I would like to see how well you remember things you learned but never used thirty or forty years on down the road.
User avatar #78 - nustix (03/16/2013) [+] (23 replies)
I have a question for the americans:
Is it true you just need money to get into college?
Because to me that seems ******** .

I live in the Netherlands and here our Highschools are divided into different levels of education. If you are smart you go to a higher level if you're not so smart you go to lower levels. The things you learn are based on how smart you are.
And only if you belong to the highest level basicly the top 20% you are allowed to go to a university.
User avatar #34 - Schadenfreude (03/16/2013) [-]
My father is an engineer, and he always said that the problem wasn't that he didn't know the answer - he could always check my answers in a second - he couldn't remember the steps so I could show my work.

Now that I'm in college I understand completely. I can solve complex integrals for electrodynamics, but It all starts from formulas that I no longer remember the simple proofs for...
User avatar #18 - pocketstooheavy (03/16/2013) [+] (11 replies)
Is College a big thing in the states?

College is lower than University in Canada.
User avatar #60 to #18 - dengekisushi (03/16/2013) [-]
Technically, college is lower than university in the States, but everybody calls any education post-high school "college."
"College" is also a term used for a sub-division of a university, or, basically, your field of study. Like "College of [such and such]"

Typically, "college" refers to community colleges to get a diploma in general education, and universities are the four-year, more concentrated education facilities in the States.
#12 - blackandwhitegod (03/16/2013) [-]
This is implying that parents remember certain skills for over 10 years without ever revisiting them. Its not that most don't know it, its just they can't remember. That isn't the same thing. A lot of times if you show someone the general idea the memory triggers and its fine. Especially for math since there are a lot of formulas that you probably don't use everyday, for history you won't remember every event, and for science you won't remember every diagram and word.

Frankly its not surprising since the majority of people learn what they need and forget the rest.
User avatar #8 - douthit (03/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I wish elementary school, middle school, high school, my community college, or my university had taught me ANYTHING I'll actually use once I get my Bachelor's this May.
User avatar #7 - smokedmeatlog (03/16/2013) [-]
Well, believe it or not, the degree of difficulty in schools has gone up since their generation.
User avatar #4 - givingtree (03/15/2013) [-]
I used to do science tutoring, and it's amazing how many parents will just tell their kids the wrong answer if they don't know.
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