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30 May 2007, 12:17 pm

I'm more of a self taught person. I taught myself everything, and I think I learned more, doing things myself, and teaching myself rather then school. I love going to libary and book stores to just read up on stuff, instead of going to classes and having to take quizzes and tests. I rather just teach myself, if you know what I mean. Did anybody here learn more by themselves, like self teach yourself, or are you more school taught, and learned everything in life through school?



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30 May 2007, 12:25 pm

i never liked doing what i was forced to do :) the higher school the easier for me it was to learn. the secondary school was easier than the basic school and the university was easier than the secondary school :)



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30 May 2007, 12:29 pm

I attended school. But I was self-taught. 8)
I love university though.
Lectures are awesome.



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30 May 2007, 12:30 pm

Well, in school, i was in a constant state of sensory overload and discomfort especially in elementary school. I didn't connect in ANY of my classes after kindergarten. By the fouth and fifth grade, i had already taught myself past that grade level in most things on my own...I was scoring really high grades in standardised tests...Just by reading and doing the other things i did outside of school. School itself was just a necessary torture. It got slightly better later on though



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30 May 2007, 1:40 pm

Hated school after the age of 10...hated uni too. College was okay.
I just prefer to choose my own subjects of learning.
Even at uni, I found the areas for English very restrictive.



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30 May 2007, 1:42 pm

I love uni. Especially the units I've chosen for second year. I can't wait till September!
I just wish I could so the Soviet/Russian history unit too. Although I have a WWII unit, so there'll be Soviet stuff in that! Yay!
Sorry, this isn't a history thread. I'll stop now.

I didn't learn much in school.
I taught myself most of what I know.



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30 May 2007, 1:57 pm

Whatever very basic math skills I still remember I learned it from school. I don't recall much of anything specific from science class ). Umm... I started to read allot myself and not through school (I wasn't interested in the stuff they had). I was already into history by the time they finally got around to the stuff I was interested in, at that point far more advanced then the general text.



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30 May 2007, 2:48 pm

Home educated. Praise be to Thor, I was yanked from the public school system at 11 and never looked back. No qualifications, though. Crap. I guess I'll have to hijack an ICBM.

Still, I'm quite impressed with my information bank in that I can pretty much hold a conversation on any random topic whatsoever, and have more general knowledge on that topic than the other guy. Woo for internets!

So, yeah. Completely self taught.



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30 May 2007, 3:05 pm

Self taught. Whatever I'm interested in I read EVERYTHING I can on the subject. Whatever I'm not interested in... oh well.



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30 May 2007, 3:25 pm

I can't remember anything I learned in school. Teachers just couldn't force me to do things unless they wanted to trigger a violent meltdown. The only things I remember are things I taught myself that are things I wanted to learn about. Mainly advanced zoology and more advanced zoology. And when I say advenced I mean advanced.



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30 May 2007, 3:33 pm

self taught. school was just the governments way to get me ready for a job


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30 May 2007, 3:42 pm

richardbenson wrote:
self taught. school was just the governments way to get me ready for a job


Yeh. Then by the time you go to work you'll already be skilled in staying awake for seven hours of boredom five days a week.



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30 May 2007, 3:46 pm

All I learned at school was stuff they didn't intend to teach me. Like sociology. Also self-taught.


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30 May 2007, 3:50 pm

self taught 8)



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30 May 2007, 4:03 pm

Everything I've learned has been self-taught from books. I have a degree but it doesn't represent much real learning.



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30 May 2007, 5:08 pm

Self taught all the way. In school I always worked "In parallel" to the class, I can't pay attention and learn at the same time.