Skills learnt in school

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Art

  • diagram type isometric for sketching your house design ideas

Biology

  • food safety
  • health
  • diseases

English

  • Writing persuasively, such as for a job application covering letter
  • Writing emails that are easy to read (grammatically and semantically correct)
  • Writing diary/journal/memoirs that are engaging and entertaining
  • writing blogs, social network profiles, testimonials
  • writing website articles (e.g. for soccer)

Geography

  • Map reading (when on vacation)
  • understanding economics (e.g. supply and demand / pricing, house prices)
  • socializing with people from other countries
  • Understanding directions (e.g. which freeway entrance to take when labelled San Jose or San Francisco which denotes northbound and southbound)

History

  • Understand why the present is the way it is, and predict the future (think of Mr. Gibbs' elephant drawing analogy). Linking the past to the present - 'talk about the unknown in terms of the known'. You see remnants of the past in the present (even in football history)
  • Spotting people who you know by name but not face, because you know the sound of names from that country through historical figures (e.g. 'Nakamura' sounds Japanese, so if you know Mark Nakamura is in your meeting but you're not sure which one he is, he's probably the Oriental looking one) - hmmm, actually I attribute this to soccer, not history

Latin

  • Understanding complex terms in English (e.g. presynaptic, postsynaptic)
  • understand how to use a language (correctly)
  • How to write correct sentences in verbose documents

Mathematics

  • Calculating tips
  • personal finance
  • giving travel directions (using geometric terminology)
  • Understanding movie running time if given in an unfamiliar format (e.g. 171 mins = ?)
  • Converting temperatures when in another country, planning whether an activity is suitable given the forecasted weather
  • Analyzing phone bills (relating expensive items to durations)
  • Buying/designing furniture that's a suitable size
  • Deciding whether a real estate opportunity is good (by measuring square foot per dollar)

Misc

  • Note taking - for keeping condensed info about books or websites

Music

  • Entertainment industry (?)
  • Singing
    • Being comfortable with your voice and thus being a more confident speaker
    • Being comfortable performing in front of an audience

Physics

  • Understanding how to use machinery (e.g. cars) safely

Religious Studies

  • Understanding social attitudes, behaviour
  • Exercising good values
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