Lauren Schenher - Student (Jan 31, 2018)
- work is hard. Luther expects a lot of you. But despite it being hard and demanding of time, teachers are willing to help you so that you can succeed. Homework takes up a lot of my time. I have spent many nights staying up past midnight, getting only 4 hours of sleep. And that is partially beacuse I am involved in activities after school. And I also don't mean to complain. I just simply want to be transparent in letting the school know that homework takes a while to be done well. And in grade 11 and 12 specifically, I have gotten significantly less sleep than I did in grade 9 and 10, and than I believe I should be getting.
- I'm not in college yet, but everyone I have talked to has said they felt prepared for university.
- I feel that my skills have significantly developed since grade 9, specifically my ability to write an essay, lab, or present an oral. I feel very confident now in doing those types of assignments.
- The IB diploma is a good program. It teaches students how to be well-rounded. It also doesn't abdicate for lots of small assignments, but instead there are only a couple of major ones for each subject.
- in general, the humanities (especially English) gives the most homework, and the sciences and maths give much less. This is a problem though because it means I have to put more effort into the humanities and then have little left to put into my science and math homework. I think that there needs to be a little bit more of a balance between the homework load in the different subjects so that some don't get neglected like they have been in the past
- I think that IB classes should use adjusted grades. Some do, and some don't. I think that they should be use A) because IB is more difficult. B) most students in IB are in several IB classes and so they are doing these more difficult assignments with less time. C) My grades from grade 9 and 10 are higher than my grades in grade 11 and 12, particularly in relation to classes that don't adjust grades. But again some teachers have gotten better at this recently, often giving us choices to drop assignments or tests, which I think is also an alternative if teachers don't want to adjust grades
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Mayson Sonntag - Student (Mar 12, 2018)
The academics requirements, while difficult, are achievable. The information is relevant, intersting, and useful later in life. Again, the workload is often intense, which can be both positive and negative
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