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    If I was given the sites, books & other ways of learning as well as a few bits of advice on how to answer questions, I could probably do so for some time
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    . I don't actually learn much in lessons because 1) I have to be able to fully understand something before I can start to revise it effectively, and as there are many distractions in lesson, i end up learning everything at home anyway. 2) I get so much more done in my free periods than in lessons. Most teachers just recite what is in the textbook anyway.

    This is the case for most of my subjects, however history lessons are always well organised and the teachers give out really useful information not present in the textbook/ how to answer questions in the exam.
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    (Original post by Lularose83)
    . I don't actually learn much in lessons because 1) I have to be able to fully understand something before I can start to revise it effectively, and as there are many distractions in lesson, i end up learning everything at home anyway. 2) I get so much more done in my free periods than in lessons. Most teachers just recite what is in the textbook anyway.

    This is the case for most of my subjects, however history lessons are always well organised and the teachers give out really useful information not present in the textbook/ how to answer questions in the exam.
    Better textbooks and further reading?
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    (Original post by Gott der Zweite)
    I think autocorrect thinks you were having convulsions during maths (I would in additional further extra hard death maths or whatever it's called).
    Additional further extra hard death maths is the best.


    It's all independent because my college don't teach the modules though.
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    (Original post by Gott der Zweite)
    Better textbooks and further reading?
    No, just better explanations and activities which embed the topics rather than feeding the information as it is in the textbook
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    Hell no. I enjoy the classroom setting, I enjoy listening to the teacher and writing notes as it forces me to concentrate. I ask millions of questions to make sure I actually understand the topic. I am unmotivated outside of school.
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    (Original post by Gott der Zweite)
    Lessons could be optional with regular examinations and folder checks e.c.t
    That is true, another thing is it's always nice to socialise and I feel that if everyone is just at home you wouldn't really get to see friends as often
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    (Original post by Gott der Zweite)
    I think autocorrect thinks you were having convulsions during maths (I would in additional further extra hard death maths or whatever it's called).

    I liked a previous post's suggestion of a system where lessons were optional so there would be no problems of peoples time being wasted by something unbennofial to them but personaly I object to being expected to take notes in class where I might actualy learn something otherwise
    I don't know what level of education you are at but once you are at uni it is pretty much your choice.

    Sure they make a fuss about attending lectures but you don't realistically have to.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I don't know what level of education you are at but once you are at uni it is pretty much your choice.

    Sure they make a fuss about attending lectures but you don't realistically have to.
    6th form as in the thread title
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    (Original post by suirrel)
    Hell no. I enjoy the classroom setting, I enjoy listening to the teacher and writing notes as it forces me to concentrate. I ask millions of questions to make sure I actually understand the topic. I am unmotivated outside of school.
    I'm exactly the same. Outside of school I am completely unmotivated. I am forced to attend Further Maths lessons even though the class is doing FP3 and I do S3 but strangely enough I get more done when I'm sitting in class doing my own thing.

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    Definitely. I often understand concepts much better when I take the time to read over them myself at home, and as you pointed out, it's difficult to absorb information when you're in a rush to write down what you're teacher is saying or what is on the board. At home, I can go at my own pace and focus on my own weaknesses, whereas in a classroom, the teacher has to cater to everyone's needs. I find that going to sixth form is time consuming and I could learn what I learn there in 6 hours, in 2 hours at home.
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    As someone who thought the same at a-level and is now at university where it is pretty much independent study, trust me you don't. It's boring and lonely sitting in front of an open textbook at your desk for hours each day, the social interaction that a classroom provides makes it a lot easier to put in the hours for your subject.

    If your teacher is terrible than by all means don't attend if you're not worried about attendance, but you'll probably come to miss being in a relatively small group with someone spoon feeding the info to you. I used to self-teach a lot and use lessons to relax and socialise lol
    God I miss college
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    Hmm. If I was interested and motivated in that topic, yes. Depends on the subject.

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