English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?

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Subject: English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?
Calculus all the way for me. 20% mark difference between the two subjects. How about you, it is because english is mostly based on what the teacher thinks while calculus there is a definite right or wrong answer. so english could be someone´s strongest or someone´s weakess depending on what teacher because there is no definite right or wrong answer . if the teacher does not agree than you´re wrong.
[18-07-2006,22:47]
Anonymous
(in reply to: English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?)
*weakest
*then

[18-07-2006,22:49]
Anonymous
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english was one of those courses that was pretty much impossible to fail though. When i had essays in highschool I used to write down total bullshit and get a 75%. You cant bullshit your way out of calculus
[18-07-2006,23:06]
Anonymous
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hahaha

hahahaahaha

Find

the derivative of f(x)=sin(x)/x

at ZERO.

that is, find df/dx for x=0

The derivative exists even though the quotient rule says otherwise. lol

its because the derivative is the same thing as the limit as x approaches zero of the derivative function of f(x).


[18-07-2006,23:07]
Anonymous
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but what sucks is that it is the teacher´s opinion . with an essay that could be excellent in the eyes of one english teacher could be crap in the eyes of another english teacher. there is no right or wrong answer it is their opinion if you don´t see what they see then you are wrong. calculus is just following steps over and over for each type of questions...cal is much easier if you don´t have the right english teacher
[18-07-2006,23:08]
Anonymous
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Wait, I made a notation mistake.

find limit as h approaches zero of:

[sin(h)- sin(0)]/ h


[18-07-2006,23:12]
Anonymous
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i suppose that makes sense, but it must not work that way for everyone because so many kids are failing calculus that the ontario school board is debating cutting it out of highschools.
[18-07-2006,23:27]
Anonymous
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the limit is 1, its an easy question you just need to know L´Hopitals rule
[18-07-2006,23:33]
Anonymous
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not all calculus is as easy as that question... its not just following steps, it can get pretty abstract at times
[18-07-2006,23:34]
Anonymous
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English. Plus, English is more useful in most circumstances. Most professions don´t require knowledge of calculus, whereas knowing how to communicate effectively through spech and writing is very important.

Obviously math is very important, but not unless you´re into certain engineering, physics, economics, etc..

[18-07-2006,23:48]
Anonymous
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^true
[18-07-2006,23:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?)
and i would say calculus is easier
[18-07-2006,23:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?)
A basic understanding of math is sufficient for most professions. I know engineers (graduates) who ONLY have to use basic math.

That said, high school calculus was not hard. Wait until University for the difficult stuff. At UofT, 1st year calculus class test average ~40%!

[19-07-2006,00:07]
Anonymous
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in most universities, only 40% to 50% of students pass calculus. But in english courses there is usually about a 90% to 95% pass rate. So how can you say english is harder?
[19-07-2006,00:13]
Anonymous
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an engineering student can walk right into english literature and get an 80, but if you are an english major chances are you wont even get over 30 in calculus or differential equations
[19-07-2006,00:18]
Anonymous
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It wasn´t me who said English was easier. It depends on the person.

Whoever said that any engineering student can take English literature and walk out with 80% it ignorant. I´m in the sciences, but I´ve taken English classes too, and I can tell you a lot of science and engineering students DO NOT know how to write well. Wait until you´re IN University before you make such ridiculous assumptions.

[19-07-2006,00:27]
Anonymous
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uuuhhh i am in university... i got 74% in english literature and i did almost nothing in that class. I live with an english student... they dont even know what work is! im in engineering and i do more work in a day than they do in a week. In real courses like calculus and eng courses you have to fight like a dog to get a 60, i can obtain an 80 in arts with very little work in comparison.


[19-07-2006,00:45]
Anonymous
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What school?

I wouldn´t argue that an engineering student does a lot more work than an English student. But, saying that English or Arts is easy marks is completely false. I know way too many kids in my program that would fail or do really bad in an English course, but in the sciences, they´re fine.

[19-07-2006,00:52]
Anonymous
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english students have to do an essay like once a month or somthing and its the end of the world because they have to spend 7 or 8 hours on it.

I have an assignment due every day of the week, sometimes i can get them done in 3 hours or somthing, but most of the time its a 6 or 7 hour assignment, not to mention all the lab writups. I alternate 6 and 7 classes per semester, while arts and english majors take 5.

counting tutorials and labs engineering has about twice as many class time hours as arts, and MANY MANY more hours of homework.

If you want to go to university to find yourself or have a good time, then go into english or arts. If you want to challenge yourself, and gain credentials that will put your $60,00 towards somthing useful then take science and engineering.

[19-07-2006,00:57]
Anonymous
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Maybe i work hard in english and arts courses(from their perception of hard work), but not near as hard as i would have too to get a similar mark in any of my required courses so it feels liek im doing nothing.
[19-07-2006,01:03]
Anonymous
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Again, what school?

A bachelor of science and arts are both pretty much useless on their own. For both, you need to go to some kind of graduate school. If you think a science degree will make you more money, you´re retarded.

An engineering degree is a professional degree, so obviously you´ll make more. But, send an arts or science student to law or med school and they´ll walk out with a bigger pay cheque.

[19-07-2006,01:07]
Anonymous
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True most science degrees doesnt give you a high paying job right away, but atleast they require some work to accomplish. You might fail a course or 2 in science.. in english? ha nobody fails anything

An engineering degree is only 4 years, and itll get you into law school, med school, whatever you want. Lots of engineers get MBA´s which combined with P.eng will pay much better than law school and very comparable to medical school.

[19-07-2006,01:16]
Anonymous
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i go to carleton, is it supposed to matter or somthing? i heard our school is supposed to be renouned in journalism or somthing anyways, if english is easy here its easy everywhere
[19-07-2006,01:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: English or Calculus: Which was easier for you?)
Carleton? I´m from UofT life sciences. Looks like I´m better than you. LOL! jk.

Man, I don´t know about Carleton, but here at UofT, English courses aren´t that easy. Class averages hover around "C" and are NOT filled with immigrants who can´t speak English. Instead, their filled with students who KNOW and LOVE English.

Sure, an engineering degree can get you into law or med school, but it might be a little harder to get that high GPA, that´s all.

[19-07-2006,01:36]
Anonymous
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English is harder than Calculus for sure.

Can you get a high 90s in English?? But it´s easy especially Chinese kids to get a high 90s in Calculus.

That means...

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

YORK ave entering grade > UofT

[19-07-2006,01:40]
Anonymous



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