Sunday, February 10, 2008

IB Kid

I'm a student in IB or the International Baccalaureate Programme. Which is decribed on urban dictionary as:

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A.K.A. International Baccalaureate - A malicious program aimed at the unnaturally brighter population in an attempt to overload their brains, thus reducing them to vegetables without lives. However, a true IB student will respond by adapting and bsing their way through.
IB, therefore I BS.IB - Teaching students how to turn shit into gold!
by h!$ 0wN Feb 27, 2005 email it


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A program created in an attempt to control the minds of the youths of the future, implemented by Swiss lawn gnomes, by preventing their exposure to the outside world.The state goals of the program are to provide students with an education rounded out accross five program areas ("groups") - including Language 1, Language 2, Social Sciences, Science, Math, and Art/Option. Additional elements of the program include CAS (a system used to force students out of the house once in a while), ToK (philosophy) and Extended Essay.In an attempt to shove too much information down the throats of students, the program ends up significantly improving the core skill required to succeed in IB: Bullshit. The phrase I.B. therefore I B.S. comes from this.
IB teaches students to turn shit into gold.
by xypher Apr 22, 2005 email it


This is a bit of an exageration, but hey it gets the point across. You see they start off by talking you (actually your parents) into signing up making it seem like it's the best thing evvv-a, which inthe public school system it probably is. The next step is to send you a paper telling you to read two books in my classes case Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck and
Blackboy by Richard Wright. This is all fine and dandy I've read books before noooooooo problem right? Wrong! So wrong it's not even funny. You see you don't get to read the book and write a response to literature or anything like that no you get to make a reading log that follows this criteria:(this is staight from the web site)
1. Write down a minimum of two quotes for every ten pages. We are looking for quality not quantity.
2. Quotes should be no longer than three sentences.
3. You must analyze the quote: tell us what it means; don't just put the quote into different words or summarize it.
4. Tell us why the quote you chose is important.
5. Consider the relationship between characters.
6. Predict what will happen next based on what you just read.
7. AVOID:
-personal opinions (I think, I would, I wonder...)
-personal stories (e.g., "That happened to me once, too.)
-too many questions: If you use questions they must relate to the text
It was ridiculous. I was reading and trying to analyze at the same time, not knowing whether i should read it first and then go back and write down qoutes and analyze them or what, so i started out reading Of Mice and Men first because it was shorter. I read the whole book and then I went back and analyzed it, easy peasy lemon- oh crap I still have to do another book that was three times as long and complicated -squeezy. I'm not going to try to relive that by telling how much it sucked because it was so time consuming, I think you get the gist. After, actually during this time depending on how much of a procrastinator you are, they take two weeks of your summer vacation and make you come to the stinky school library and do cult-ish things... To be continued...

3 comments:

Krysta said...

good job... keep up the good work.

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

this is my dream school. haha. of course, i'm a nerd who loves to learn and be challenged, so what do i know?

Sk├Âldberg said...

Heheh, I'm taking the IB entrance test tomorrow XP