“They don’t know what it’s like to write four pages of development.”
Study abroad is an experience that most teenagers have in mind to do during their academic years. This gives them new knowledge of the language they have to deal with as well as the opportunity to meet new people and learn about new cultures.
The academic part varies greatly depending on the destination chosen. The content of the subjects, the way the subject matter is taught, the different types of exams, etc., are all aspects to which we are very sensitive. must be adapted to in order to achieve the expected results.
Maria Martinez knows this well. And the fact is that this tiktoker is enjoying a year in the United States and, as a result of a video he saw on the same platform, he wanted to share his student experience in this country.
As he notes at the beginning of the video, he only has four subjects that are evaluated by exam: mathematics, chemistry, language and history. The other three are drawing, computer graphics and physical education, which are evaluated by projects.
As for the exams, the history one is a multiple-choice test. “They give you a text and you have to get the answers from there and it has to do with what you have studied on that subject,” explains the young woman, comparing with this the exams that are given for this subject in Spain: “These people don’t know what it’s like to write four pages in front of and behind developing“.
With the chemistry and mathematics exams, he assures that he can do “quite well or quite badly”. Of the first subject, he comments that there is part of the subject that in Spain he gave in 2nd ESO and the second teaches that there is a test and a practical part.
“I still don’t get an A because I’m half-witted.“, jokes the young woman. A statement that she rectifies after a second: “I’m not half-witted, okay? I just fail at questions that are from listening to the teacher in class.”
Finally, she explains how the language subject is taught:”We are almost always reading books and in the exam we are asked multiple-choice questions and some developmental questions”. Something that has nothing to do with how it is taught in Spain.
This explanation of how students are evaluated in U.S. high schools already has more more than 400,000 reproductions and all kinds of reactions to it.
“My goodness, and me filling out three sheets in history.“I don’t know what I’m going to do when I go back to Spain,” says another, who is also living there, “I don’t know what I’m going to do when I go back to Spain.It is that this way even the cat approves“I want to see notes and papers, please”, asks a last one.