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Chutz
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   Posted 1/7/2010 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember back to high school??? OK, for some of us it was like yesterday and for others it's ancient history. There were always classes that seems so stupid to take. What good would they do you anyway! So, in your opinion, what do you think the most useless class in high school is/was?

I guess we ought to hold this to one each or we may bring a server down...lol For me it was study hall...or whatever they call is these days....academy, home room, free period. But I guess that isn't a class so I would have to say literature. I can understand basic English and composition, but literature?? It only slowed my reading to a crawl, bored the crackers out of me and to this day makes me wonder why people read some of the things they do. We were given a list to choose from and everything on it was fiction. Why in the world when I'm trying to learn math, science, etc.. do I want to read stuff that isn't even true? Ya, I'm a very literal thinker and my own mother even called me boring and stuffy...lol...but for me literature was a waste of time. It also took up the time slot I needed for another physics class...grrrrr. OK, that was in the dark ages...so how about the rest of you. What class in high school seemed perfectly worthless?

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Littleneck
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   Posted 1/8/2010 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
MATH! ANY of the math classes; that side of my brain doesn't work very well. I had to take Algebra I twice and Algebra II twice, bribed my teacher to pass me with a 70 my senior year, and failed geometry. Chutz, if it wasn't for English, writing, and literature (and band) I'd never have graduated high school!! blush
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vestabula
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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Mechanical drawing.  I thought it would be a 'piece of cake' class and an easy credit.  OMG...is all I have to say and I have never touched a protractor since.  Geometry was no thrill either.  Who ever uses all those theorums and postulates in every day life...like I could remember even one of them anyway.

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crazykitty
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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
It would have to be math for me too. Anything beyond math basics was a waste of my
time. I loved the arts.

jujub
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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Geometry, no question about it. First, I can barely memorize my phone number, so expecting me to memorize theorem and such is laughable. Second, if Pythagoris proved it several millenia ago, why do I need to do it again? Third, who except architects and engineers ever uses this stuff? Even when I was in the class, I knew I would never use what I was learning again, and I haven't.

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/8/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay I'm dating myself, but shorthand. I dropped it after the first semester and I'm glad I did. I know, some of you probably don't even know what it is. smilewinkgrin I hated typing at the time but sure glad I took it.
 
I loved anything to do with reading and writing Chutz, even though you can't tell by the way I write now.
 
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   Posted 1/8/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, did I ever hate algebra and plane geometry!  The only reason I passed algebra is my teacher took pity on me.  I would stay after school every night and he would tutor me but I never passed an assignment, quiz, or test.  He told me he passed me because he never had a student work so hard at trying to get it!  shakehead   
 
BUT, in answer to Chutz's question, Latin was without a doubt the most useless subject I took.  I took two years of it because I was planning on going into premed in college.  I obviously changed my mind.
 
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yo-yo
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   Posted 1/8/2010 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Chutzie---
 
I'm afraid I have to join the ranks of the math people!  I did everything in my power to avoid math in HS--took a straight business type plan so I could take business math, bookkeeping etc.  No algebra geometry anything.  UNTIL I decided to go to college at 48 and darn it they made me take algebra.  Well, after total frustration,  my lovely DIL helped me break thru my dense brain and I passed the class!  However, I think just like that old movie "Peggy Sue Got Married"  when she goes back to her old HS days and tells her algebra teacher. " I happen to know that in the future I will have no need for algebra." 
 
That's me!! 
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/8/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd say it was a toss-up between math and secretarial practice. I stunk at math. I can get the
right answer but it takes me forever. I never had anything beyond 8th grade math....think they'll
recind my diploma?

With secretarial practice, I had a teacher who could mumble at 110 words a minute. OMG shocked

Libby08
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   Posted 1/8/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Algebra definately.

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/8/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Yo yo, when I started to college I had to start with non credited math class just to get up to algebra. smilewinkgrin
 
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/8/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
In H S, I had math classes, business and college prep. I enjoyed the business, eventuallysmilewinkgrin , but the college prep ones were horrible. When I started teaching, my Principal decided I would be the Math teacher. I taught math to all grades and actually enjoyed it, even better, my students understood it when I was done.
 
I never used a calculator, just pencil and paper. Now, my math skills are sad. I double check everything, then check again. So glad I don't have to go to H S now.
 
God bless.  Alice.
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