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Do we need to change the education system?

If you ask me, a 17 year old schoolboy if I enjoy going to school every
morning, I would sincerely answer no. Why? Here are my main ideas on the
topic.

Anyone who remembers his first day at school will agree that the first
grade was the greatest experience of his life. There were new
opportunities: new things to learn and friends to make. But gradually while
growing up, the experience of being the first, the second, the third grader
changes.

While the five year olds are learning their first letters and start to
write, the older kids start feeling that none of the information gained at
school will be needed in their future. You don’t believe me? Ask me, I am
one of them. I believe that teaching methods are not interesting in the
contemporary teaching system, they do not involve students enough and
don’t push them to be more creative. And to make it even more difficult,
educational content is out of date.

When I started in the first grade, mistakes were the worst thing I could make.
All schools apply these methods. Then, I became frightened of being wrong and in
the second grade I already grew out of creativity. I started to keep my
opinion to myself. And obviously if one is not prepared to be wrong, he
will never come up with anything original.

Finally I think we need to update school books and more lessons which
encourage creativity. Drama, arts, dance and music lessons have to be
important just as math and languages. There are natural scientists, cooks,
actors and dancers in the world and to get the best out of everybody, we
have to guide kids through their own dreams and aims

Types of communication

By Emilis Strazdauskas (1995) and Julius Rudavicius (1994), Silutes pirmoji gymnasium/Lithuania

These days there are two types of communication: verbal communication and non-verbal communication.

Verbal communication is further divided into where the person who is talking can be seen and heard by the other person, it is called oral communication and written communication where the person send messages to the other person using, for instance, e-mail or sms. Oral communication can either be face-to-face communication or a conversation over the phone or on the voice or video chat over the Internet. Written communication includes e-mails, letters, smses and more. Some of these types of written communication are very unpopular such as letters, because this is the slowest way to share your information or experience. The youth prefers writing smses than writing letters, so smses is one of the most popular type of written communication. The advantage of sms is that it is fast, we can send short messages and we can even feel that we are talking with each other. But sometimes sending e-mail is more useful than sending sms, because smses do not have such good features as sending e-mail. When we want to send photos or other things, we must to attach them, but sms does not have this feature, but e-mail does. Moreover e-mails are more formal than smses. The effectiveness of written communication depends on the style of writing, vocabulary used and grammar.

Non-verbal communication includes the body language of the person who is speaking, which will include the body posture, the hand gestures, and the body movements. Facial expressions also play a main role in communication. Even expressions on a person’s face say a lot about his or her mood. Also, gestures like a handshake, a smile or a hug can convey emotions and do not need to be conveyed by words. Non-verbal communication can be also included representations, signboards, paintings and photographs.

The importance of choosing the right career

By Emilis Strazdauskas (1995) and Julius Rudavicius (1995), Silutes pirmoji gymnasium/Lithuania

The importance of choosing the right career is the paramount in a young person’s life. When a student finishes secondary school an enormous number of possible routes are open to him. Choosing a profession is an extremely difficult step in our lives. We have to take plenty of things into account. Will it earn us a living? And are we really going to be interested in the subject? There are people who select a profession purely in terms of the money they will earn after graduation. Fortunately, however, there are many who are keen enough to devote their lives to their subjects irrespective of the low salary they might receive. Such a people, as a rule, become the best specialists in their field. Reaching the right decision ought to be, and often is time-consuming process, weighing future prospects against your own abilities.

In the end we think that we will choose law as our future specialty. Law as a profession is certainly one of the more popular options and is one of those most demanded by the state. Lithuania still needs gifted, well-educated and newly-oriented lawyers. Along with substantial political and economic difficulties we have rising annual crime rates to combat. As an object of study, law has its advantages and disadvantages. Its interesting points include criminal law and dealing with offences. But it is also boring, when you have to read reams of closely related acts of law, knowing that your success depends almost entirely on your memory.

And conclusion if you don’t know what to study we really recommend law studies. Law is one of the most prospective and prosperous professions, with possibilities to become a prosecutor, advocate, judge or legal adviser.