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QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby LucyLu » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:38 pm

What was/is your favorite/best subject in school/college?


I have always been into science, so it makes sense that I am a Biochemistry major now. I may change that to Physiology though, not sure.
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby beenie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:32 am

High school? Math. College? Music theory.
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby chefshawn » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:58 am

Math, then culinary arts
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby Myrealana » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:05 am

I never found a school subject that I had any real trouble with, until Quantum Mechanics my junior year of college, and even that was not so much a problem of understanding as a problem of simply not having the time to do homework that consisted of 15 pages of math to complete a single proof.

Math was always what came easiest, and anything math-based like physics and econometrics, followed by languages.
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Postby todd » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:40 am

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Postby Chef Mongo » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:49 am

I know it sounds weird coming from someone who works with words for a living, but my favorite subject in high school was physics. We had a groovy teacher who did things like using an air hockey table when we were working on vectors.
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Postby Butterbean » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:25 am

Spelling. :P
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby new cook » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:46 am

Like Myrealana, I did pretty well with most subjects until high school, when I had to take German. I saw no use for it and it wasn't the language I wanted to take, so I'm sure that had an effect on my ability to learn it. I really hated it back then, but now I wish I'd tried harder.

My favorite subjects were physics in high school (fascinating!) and social studies in elementary school (made me want to travel). Throughout all years I loved any and all art and literature classes, and had hoped to pursue a career as an artist. Sadly, that turned out to not be economically feasible for my situation.

ETA: Gypsy reminded me about History. That was also a favorite subject through the years.
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby gypsy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Best subjects:
In elementary school, reading (they took me out of my 3rd grade class to put me into the 5th grade Speed Reading course), English and spelling. I was at college-level by 6th grade. In high school my best subjects were History, Literature, English, Creative Writing and Drama.

Worst subjects: Elementary school, "new math". High school, algebra. I hate math with a passion.
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Re: QOTD 8/23/12: Book Smarts

Postby Norm357 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:01 pm

American history. I still love American history. We are such a young country, yet is amazing how far we have come and what we have acomplished.
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