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A new term in school,just like any other.Well not really ,i am in 12th,the year of the “BOARDS”.All the teachers “sermonized”(to quote my English teacher ) on the importance of securing good marks.So it brings me to the question,do we go to school for the sake of marks or for the sake of knowledge?

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  1. June 9, 2008 7:44 pm

    Yeah this is a very very important question here
    for what are we going to school actually ? for marks? do these marks decide how capable ur ?..

    In some schools the way of schooling has improved in our country..where they have adopted methods of foreign these schools are beyond the reach of the ordinary class ppl ]

    n something that the present generation lack is value based education..
    Schools should give proper training to develop good values in a child 🙂

  2. June 9, 2008 11:15 pm

    Initially, we go to school because our parents force us. Then. slowly, we realize that schools have free “PT” periods, so we go there to play. Then, still later on, we realize that the guys who sit next to us are “so cool” so we go to school to meet them and be around them. Later, we realize that we go to school only to stare at that beautiful girl in the second bench. Then, we go to school to maintain the minimum attendance level needed to proceed to the next grade. By the time we realize that we were supposed to go to school to gain knowledge, its too late and we’re already passed out with just enough marks to gain admission to further studies. The circle continues… 😀

  3. June 10, 2008 10:45 am

    We are supposed to go to school for knowledge but end up being the rat in the rat race of marks. In a way marks judges the knowledge gained thru exam but then again I have seen toppers with little practical knowledge..they just mug up and vomit n score. In fact nobody will believe u have knowledge if u get low marks and if u really have knowledge then obviously u will write in exam and score. so its a paradox…and u cant separate one from other.

  4. June 10, 2008 8:52 pm

    I agree .. 😆

  5. June 11, 2008 11:28 am

    I know what I learned in all these years of schooling. My parents taught me (or actually I learned from their actions) how to gain knowledge while following traditional learning and exams.
    So I can say I gained much knowledge even in our education system.

    Moral of comment: teach every student in your reach the importance and method of gaining knowledge while learning!!!

  6. June 13, 2008 12:36 pm

    This reminds me of a t-shirt quote” I was born intelligent, education ruined me”
    You shud go to school for the sake of friendship and the exposure you get.

  7. June 14, 2008 6:45 pm

    @ Xylene : Ditto !! 😀

    Well, Vishesh, I think we don’t go to school just for the heck of getting marks and stuff. Come to think of it, all these take a backseat. After 5-6 years, all we will be left with are the times we’ve spent with friends and the life lessons that we learnt!! 😀

  8. July 4, 2008 4:04 pm

    Initially….schools are palces we disliked and go due to compulsion….slowly we find eternal joy in the lunch breaks with friends and the P.T periods….then comes the study stuff…..most of us go to school for the sake of mark…yes…I said it out straight and blunt….most of us really do!! If not, why do you sit up all night to study a day before the Math or physics paper…..but after we leave school, we realize that we are not thanking our Alma Mater for the sake of marks but the for treasure of knowledge it embedded in us!!

    So, here I hope….I said it all….though a bit late 😛

  9. October 9, 2008 12:24 pm

    We go to school and college because, it is supposed to impart knowledge in us. We later earn a lot of money because, it is supposed to make us happy. How we allow our life to be controlled by all these suppositions!

    Destination Infinity


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