June 14, 2011 3:19 am at 3:19 am #597393
who else here is studying for regents and which are you taking
Hebrew (foreign language)June 14, 2011 3:44 am at 3:44 am #777113
I urge everyone not to use this thread for cheatingJune 14, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #777114
It is a sad commentary when we consider “HEBREW” a foreign language. When I was in school girls took the Hebrew regent in the 9th grade and boys took it in 10th or 11th, but we both still had to take a language regent in 11th grade either French or Spanish.June 15, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am #777115
A fact that is not well known:
The word is REGENTS, with an ‘S’ at the end. Not REGENT, as they are commonly called. Just like you wouldn’t call John Adams by the name John Adam, you shouldn’t call it a regent, but a REGENTS.June 15, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am #777116
The hebrew regent no longer counts as a regent.
Due to budget cuts it is not a regent and is only offered by the bje now.June 15, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am #777117
im not originally from ny, so maybe someone can clue me in. what exactly are regents? what is the point? what happens if you dont take them/do well on them?June 15, 2011 12:17 am at 12:17 am #777118
It’s pretty much end of the year tests.
Rather stupid because it:
Wastes a ton of the states money, ( if you failed you were able to take them again in august and January but they just cut that)
Annoying to teachers,
Annoying to students.
They are the only way that you can get a state diploma.June 15, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am #777119
im taking american history and english….which explains why im sitting at the computer instead of studying…..June 15, 2011 12:23 am at 12:23 am #777120
so you cant get a hs diploma if you dont take regents? that seems a bit unfair….do you have to take finals also, or are the regents your finals?June 15, 2011 12:28 am at 12:28 am #777121
So theres two diplomas i think
you get a regents diploma ( if you pass all of the regents) and a high school one from the actual high school.
And most schools have finals in the subjects they don’t have regents.June 15, 2011 12:45 am at 12:45 am #777122
Only chemistry! Thank god i dont have to take Trigonometry regents since i passed Algebra and Geometry..(by the skin of my teeth but still =) )June 15, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am #777123
wow!the aguda making an ivrit regent, the Satmar Rebbe really knew what he was talking about!June 15, 2011 1:14 am at 1:14 am #777124
good luck!!!I remember those days….it was a long time ago:)June 15, 2011 1:53 am at 1:53 am #777125
Ahhhhhh guys good luck!!!!!!!!!!! Finals are hard enough, shudder…:) Everyone should pass with flying colors!!!!!June 15, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #777126
Good luck!June 15, 2011 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #777127
Bracha the greatParticipant
I’m taking earth science and its really annoying to be taking regents while everyone else is done and over with school and I’m sitting here trying to figure out the yichus of a rock…June 15, 2011 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #777128
am yisrael chaiParticipant
“trying to figure out the yichus of a rock…”
the rock’s yichus is that Hashem made it…besides, Hashem is compared to a rock ??? ???? ????, ??? ???? ?????, etc.
Now look at that rock in a different way!
There’s a great story how Hashem puts a rock in front of all of us (difficult obstacles) which we need to “push” in order to strengthen our muscles…June 15, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #777129
wow i just took global regent i was pretty easy and to hear that from me really means that it was easy and friday is another one earth science somebody wish me luckJune 15, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #777130
Do students in any other state take regents exams? It IS a waste of money. The teachers are teaching to the test, not to the student.June 15, 2011 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #777131
“the rock’s yichus is that Hashem made it”
And by learning all the different ways HaShem has made rocks you get an even greater appreciation for HaShem!June 15, 2011 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #777132
well not by taking regents!June 16, 2011 1:46 am at 1:46 am #777133
One purpose of a State Test is that all students taking it are taking the same exam and graded honestly. If you are a good student this is where you shine compared to some garbage that passed through school simply by being passed as a favor.
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