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Learn Anything on Skillshare.com

I have always wanted to learn how to arrange flowers. I know, it’s kind of a strange thing to want to learn, but it is something that just really appeals to me. Maybe there’s something random that also appeals to you. Something like learning how to use Photoshop, or how to speak in public, or even how to make fancy chocolates. Now, you can learn about just about anything, thanks to Skillshare.com.

Skillshare allows professionals and experts in your community to advertise the classes they would like to teach. Other people in the community will then see these upcoming classes and can sign up to learn. Classes run the gamete from how to organize your office space to how to ask for a raise and how to bake the perfect dessert. The possibilities of classes are endless because SkillShare depends on creative individuals in each community to create the classes.

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James Franco Got a “D” in Acting Class

Young, smart and attractive James Franco is one of the popular actors of our generation. He is probably best known for his role as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man films and also starred in Whatever It Takes, Pineapple Express, and Eat Pray Love.

Franco attended high school in Palo Alto, California. After he graduated from high school, Franco attended UCLA where he had planned to study English. However, Franco quickly decided that acting was his true calling.

Unfortunately for Franco, he earned a “D” in his acting class.

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Studies Disagree: Are Bigger Classes Bad for Students?

class-sizeIt’s conventional wisdom that smaller classes are better for students, who will receive more individualized attention. Smaller classes, particularly of younger students, are also easier for teachers to manage. But as budget cuts get passed in response to lower tax-revenue, schools are asking how much worse bigger classes will be.

Various studies that have been conducted on the issue disagree. A landmark study conducted in Tennessee, called The Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio project, or STAR project, found that kindergarten and first-graders did significantly better academically in classes of 13 to 17 students, compared with classes of 22 to 25 students. However, these findings apply to a student population consisting of low-income families.

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The Most Unusual College Courses

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

In addition to American literature and psychology 101, some students can add queer musicology or tree climbing to their class schedule. Whether students are trying to find an easy filler class or just wanting to try something completely new, these unusual college courses seem to be popping up all over the country.

According to the Huffington Post College, here’s a list of some of the most unusual and coolest college courses:

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