THINGSTO KNOWIn the course of human history, numerous religions have developed in the most diverse forms. They all share a belief in something supernatural. But what is it exactly, this transcendent being, and can its existence be proven?
WORKING METHODSA good newspaper article needs more than just an interesting title and a large cover picture. A thoroughly researched text in an appropriate style of expression and with a clearly emerging theme, as well as correct references to sources, are much more important than a large abundance of pictures. But those who master the technique of article writing will soon realise how versatile this kind of communication can be.
WORKING METHODS The best time of the year for many students is here: it’s the summer holidays! But even though the anticipation is great, there comes a point when it gets boring. Instead of sitting in front of the PC all day playing video games, you could try writing a short story yourself.
SCHOOL STORIESYou need good A-levels to get a good job, they say. But they don’t know what it means to be good at school. School is more than a bit of memorisation and discipline. School does something to the people who attend it. And only you can decide whether it changes you positively or negatively. This is my story.
THINGS TO KNOWThe second Kantian question has also led to discussions between utilitarians, discourse ethicists and followers of Kant: What should I do? We humans need moral principles in order to be able to react quickly and well in certain situations.
SCHOOL STORIESFour weeks after my written examinations, my oral exam in ethics was coming up. It was a strange four weeks full of philosophical theories, study stress and free afternoons. I was looking forward to the exam day with excitement. Would my efforts pay off and be rewarded with a great point average?
THINGS TO KNOWLook at the picture on the right. What do you see? Black and white stripes, distorted and lying crookedly on top of each other? Well, at least that’s what your brain makes you believe. In reality, the stripes are parallel to each other. No matter whether you already know this optical illusion or not, it poses an existential question: If our brain can deceive us like this, what is still true?
LEARNING HACKSThe oral exam scares many students. Either they feel insecure during oral presentations, have not had the motivation to study enough or their passing depends on this exam. Knowing how such an oral exam works and how to prepare for it in the best possible way gives you security and self-confidence. You can find out about that in this article.
SCHOOL STORIESAfter my last day of school, a stressful period of preparation for school leaving examinations began. My study plan didn’t work out and the exams themselves were rather surprising. Here you can get an insight into my everyday life during two exciting weeks.
SCHOOL STORIES I have survived the last few weeks of school: 12/2, which is supposed to be the shortest and most stressful course semester of high school. It was indeed extremely short (hello Corona …) and quite stressful, but also surprising in many ways.